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Must have equipment/mods for Braumeister

Unread postby IsarBrew » Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:17 am

Hi guys,

cant wait to receive my 50l Braumeister this week!!!
Got the 20l kit as well.

I am wondering, next to the regular brewing equipment which I have, what is musst have accessory for my Braumeister?

Anything I need to buy or build right away?

Seem like I might need one of those hop bags/filters????
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Re: Must have equipment/mods for Braumeister

Unread postby BrauTim » Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:51 pm

Welcome....

I would say there is nothing that you need to start brewing right away, however pretty cheap low cost essentials that I have found I need are:

An 8" length of silicon tubing to aid draining the wort from the tap (some members have changed the whole tap assembly).
Some form of dip-tube/hop filter arrangement (mine is home made).
A thermal jacket (mine is made from a camping mat).
A better lid for boiling that also doubles as a dough in funnel (mine is from a previous 70L stainless boiler that has had a series of holes cut-out from the middle of it).
A hoist for the malt pipe (mine's a bicycle hoist).
A stainless rule to measure liquid when inside the vessel.
A homebrew to drink whilst you are brewing.

Search around the site to find some how-to's and more info.

Happy brewing.

:D
To brew or not to brew, that would be a stupid question !
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Re: Must have equipment/mods for Braumeister

Unread postby dinnerstick » Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:22 pm

i keep my BM pretty much stock, aside from a sticker on the thermal jacket, call me crazy. my two cents on the rest:
silicon tube for knocking out to fermenter- definitely.
dip tube if you like, i don't use one.
immersion chiller, check the size. plate/counterflow, use your existing one.
valve replacement only if necessary, i don't use a pump and am happy enough with the stock valve, although it's not amazing.
thermal jacket- definitely. speidel or homemade.
hoist- for the 50 yes. not necessary for the 20L, dunno about the 20 malt tube in the 50 kettle.
hop filter/spider/strainer thing- if you are brewing a lot of highly hopped beers then i personally think it's a good idea, even though i brew a lot of highly hopped beers and don't have one (yet)
a mash paddle (or big spoon) narrow enough to fit in your malt pipe around the center post.
i have never needed a hood to sustain a boil. depends on if you are venting to environment or via a fan.
other stuff is the same as for normal brewing.
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