Cooling with the BM 20L PLUS

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Re: Cooling with the BM 20L PLUS

Unread postby Asdera » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:39 pm

I am having a BM 20 Plus.
First chill took 40 minutes with running water at 10 Celsius.
I bought a chiller and now it took 20 minus.
Still , you need to check the temperature with an external termometer ; the sensor from the bottom is showing a false temperature due to chiller ( very close to) and due to the colder worth on the bottom.

Brief , the Plus option was not a good choice .
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Re: Cooling with the BM 20L PLUS

Unread postby mashy » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:47 pm

Agreed, but are you running the pump - it might help?
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Re: Cooling with the BM 20L PLUS

Unread postby Luxo_Aussie » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:33 am

I have a 20L Plus model and very happy with the chilling capability.

On my last batch (22L), I chilled down from 100 to 21 degrees in 20 minutes, stirring every minute to keep the whirlpool going & aerate the wort. I deactivate the pump at 25 degrees and don't stir for the last couple of minutes to allow things to settle out. The water comes out of the tap here at 14 degrees (April) - Might go up a bit during summer but haven't got that far yet. Finally, not sure what others are doing but I have the water entering on the lower tap & existing at the top.

For me it's perfect since I don't have a huge amount of space & this is one less piece of stuff to worry about.
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Re: Cooling with the BM 20L PLUS

Unread postby IPA » Wed May 01, 2019 6:37 am

A plate chiller is the best option. It chills down to 20° C in the time it takes for the wort to flow into the FV.
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Re: Cooling with the BM 20L PLUS

Unread postby chastuck » Wed May 01, 2019 7:10 pm

IPA wrote:A plate chiller is the best option. It chills down to 20° C in the time it takes for the wort to flow into the FV.

Or a CFC - much easier to clean than a plate chiller, especially with hop pellet residue in mind.
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Re: Cooling with the BM 20L PLUS

Unread postby mashy » Thu May 02, 2019 7:14 am

+1 gave up trying to clean plater chillers.
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