5 gallon BIG beer in an older 50L BM

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5 gallon BIG beer in an older 50L BM

Unread postby BrauOpa » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:57 pm

Hi, we just got an older model BM 50L. I have not used it yet.
I was hoping to brew 5g BIG beers in the 50l BM.
Can I use water filled canning jars to fill the mash pipe to a point that i can do this without using the short mash pipe (or drilling holes halfway in the mash pipe)? And adjust the amount of canning jars to the compensate for grain and water?
I only see an issue with not being able the mix the grain in the mash water.
Has anyone tried this?
Thanks.
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Re: 5 gallon BIG beer in an older 50L BM

Unread postby nibber » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:11 pm

Why not just buy the smaller malt pipe for the 50 Litre :beerbang:


https://shop.speidels-braumeister.de/en ... r-50-litre


For 25l brew with 50-litre Braumeister
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Re: 5 gallon BIG beer in an older 50L BM

Unread postby BrauOpa » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:21 pm

nibber wrote:Why not just buy the smaller malt pipe for the 50 Litre :beerbang:


https://shop.speidels-braumeister.de/en ... r-50-litre


For 25l brew with 50-litre Braumeister

Because:
* $160.00 for the short pipe
* I can still only brew up to 7%, unless i use DME or sugar
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Re: 5 gallon BIG beer in an older 50L BM

Unread postby IPA » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:59 pm

BrauOpa wrote:
nibber wrote:Why not just buy the smaller malt pipe for the 50 Litre :beerbang:


https://shop.speidels-braumeister.de/en ... r-50-litre


For 25l brew with 50-litre Braumeister

Because:
* $160.00 for the short pipe
* I can still only brew up to 7%, unless i use DME or sugar


The obvious solution is to do a double mash. It's really easy just takes a bit more time but you you will have 50 litres of a "big beer" instead of 25. So you will actually save time against doing two twenty five litre brews.

Edit. The small malt pipe would not enable you to do a " big beer" anyway unless you double mash with it.
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Re: 5 gallon BIG beer in an older 50L BM

Unread postby mashy » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:48 am

BrauOpa wrote:Hi, we just got an older model BM 50L. I have not used it yet.
I was hoping to brew 5g BIG beers in the 50l BM.
Can I use water filled canning jars to fill the mash pipe to a point that i can do this without using the short mash pipe (or drilling holes halfway in the mash pipe)? And adjust the amount of canning jars to the compensate for grain and water?
I only see an issue with not being able the mix the grain in the mash water.
Has anyone tried this?
Thanks.


Yes.
I get it. Filling it with caning jars should work in theory.

Much better, drill 3 holes @ 12 o'clock 4 & 8, half way up the tube.
Get some demijohn bungs. l would use cork or silicon but not rubber. When you want to do a full batch bung from the inside.

I have also see it done with tyre inner tube to make a big rubber band to cover the holes. Can't help but think rubber will have taste issues.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3018821221

I could also install a silicon seal on the top plate, so this fits snug.

Finally you want a short length of 15mm domestic copper pipe to drop over the center rod to keep it all in place.

Very worthwhile mod. Been done before.

You might like to search for "fast beer" and download the PDF. You might find some interesting ideas.
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