The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

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The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

Unread postby Dicko » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:48 am

Hi all.

I had a thought this morning and I was wondering seeing that the small malt pipe from a 50BM makes 25 litres of beer, could this malt pipe be used in a 20BM to allow the use of extra grains for a high gravity beer?

Would the malt pipe physically fit into the 20BM?

Could someone with the small malt pipe do some measurements for me please eg Height and Diameter would be great?

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RE: The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

Unread postby Cervantes » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:57 am

Dicko,

Great idea.

Can't help on the sizes I'm afraid, but would think that one possible problem may be that the pump on the 20 litre might struggle with the extra grain bill.

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RE: The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

Unread postby Dicko » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:09 am

Cervantes wrote:Dicko,

Great idea.

Can't help on the sizes I'm afraid, but would think that one possible problem may be that the pump on the 20 litre might struggle with the extra grain bill.

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Yes mate you could be correct there, however my thoughts are, depending on the actual size, one may be able to add a touch of rice hulls to assist the flow.

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RE: The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

Unread postby Cervantes » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:24 am

That could work..............

Also stirring occasionally to loosen the grain bed might help.

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RE: The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

Unread postby paddye » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:29 am

The small pipe is the same diameter as the normal 50l pipe so I doubt it will fit inside a 20l bm.
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RE: The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

Unread postby Cervantes » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:44 am

If you had a longer malt pipe would you also need to extend the central spindle?

Could be done with a long threaded nut to join on an extender rod. But you'd have to remove it to withdraw the malt tube and bottom filter plate.

Or just reverse the top plate and have the middle sleeve pointing into the malt. Wouldn't give you a lot, but might help a little.

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RE: The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

Unread postby Dicko » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:06 am

Dicko wrote:Hi all.

I had a thought this morning and I was wondering seeing that the small malt pipe from a 50BM makes 25 litres of beer, could this malt pipe be used in a 20BM to allow the use of extra grains for a high gravity beer?

Would the malt pipe physically fit into the 20BM?

Could someone with the small malt pipe do some measurements for me please eg Height and Diameter would be great?

Cheers


Just a bump on this.....Would anyone be able to give me the measurements on the short malt pipe for a 50 litre BM please. :cheers:
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RE: The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

Unread postby cpa4ny » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:38 am

Quote: "The Malt Pipe in the 20 L is 270mm Diameter X 365 Tall and the standard Malt Pipe for the 50 L model is 350mm Diameter X 480 Tall, the short malt pipe is 350mm Diameter X 270 Tall."

(Source: http://aussiehomebrewer.com/topic/48664-speidels-braumeister-impressive-yes-expensive-yes/page-6)
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RE: The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

Unread postby Dicko » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:31 am

cpa4ny wrote:Quote: "The Malt Pipe in the 20 L is 270mm Diameter X 365 Tall and the standard Malt Pipe for the 50 L model is 350mm Diameter X 480 Tall, the short malt pipe is 350mm Diameter X 270 Tall."

(Source: http://aussiehomebrewer.com/topic/48664-speidels-braumeister-impressive-yes-expensive-yes/page-6)


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RE: The small malt pipe from a 50 into a 20

Unread postby Dicko » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:47 am

I can now see that Speidel have used the same rolled section for the malt pipes in the 50 l as the main body of the 20 l.....ahhh! German Engineering :D
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