BM Hood Seal

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rogerh
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BM Hood Seal

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I couldn't find any previous reference to this, but I'm wondering about the orientation of the silicone seal on the lip of Speidel's hood (specifically the 50L). Is it A or B, does it make any difference, and is it needed at all?
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mashy
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Re: BM Hood Seal

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First answer, does B help it stay on?

Second answer: probably A (or doesn't matter) if you are intending to use an extractor fan, 'cos then you want the stirrup in-between to let some air in.

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Re: BM Hood Seal

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'B' is the right answer, otherwise the lid could slide off. It also forms a more effective seal that way and stops the steam coming out of the side.

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wally
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Re: BM Hood Seal

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I have mine set up as option"B", otherwise it won't locate on the top of the Braumeister.

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rogerh
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Re: BM Hood Seal

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I'll be using an extractor fan (range hood), with the BM hood sitting on the big U-bar for some airflow. I'm trying not to over-think things in the lead-up to my first brew with it :roll: , however option B would help prevent any drips from flowing down the outside of the unit.

Thanks gents - B it will be.

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mashy
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Re: BM Hood Seal

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Hang on a minute.

If you are attaching a 4" extraction hose to the top of BM hood you need to use the stirrup, to let air in.

If you are using an overhead range type extractor (separately mounted and not touching the BM hood) then the BM hood needs to fit snug (no stirrup). That way, the extractor just mops up the steam.

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rogerh
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Re: BM Hood Seal

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Ahh yes, of course. Thanks for that.

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