How do you lift 50 L BM maltpipe alone?

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Re: How do you lift 50 L BM maltpipe alone?

Unread postby bruulog » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:06 pm

RobW wrote:or go electric (like Bob Dylan did):

http://aussiehomebrewer.com/topic/57639 ... y-lifting/


This looks good. I can not use ceiling because of the ventilation duct right above my table.

malzrohr, this set-up takes very little space because it's right above my kettle and I can push it to the side, when I start boiling.
Top hinge is only 700 mm but you can use 500, if you like.
I make my own copper/ss chillers (immersion) - 20l & 50l and counterflow (cfc)
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Re: How do you lift 50 L BM maltpipe alone?

Unread postby Twonky » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:51 pm

bruulog wrote:Here is what I ended up building.
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That looks pretty impressive, and reminds me a little of a good mechano set ;-)

But it also reminded me of the punch bag mount I saw in an online shop while looking for a punch bag for my son.
We have ceilings that are so hard / tough that it is almost impossible to drill in them.

Anyhow if you are looking to make something like this, it could be worth while extending your search to sports goods supplier ;-)

Nice going Bruulog

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Re: How do you lift 50 L BM maltpipe alone?

Unread postby steak » Tue May 10, 2016 7:20 pm

paulg wrote:I brewed my first brew using the large malt pipe and had the braumeister on the floor. I was able to lift the maltpipe fairly easily but after the boil I realised I couldn't drain to my fermenter.

A solution if you want to leave your 50L BM on the floor for easier pipe lifting but still be able to transfer to your fermenter is to use a pump.
It's also cool to suck the wort without too much hops.
If you don't feel like investing $100 in a wort pump, you can get a drill pump for $10.
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Re: How do you lift 50 L BM maltpipe alone?

Unread postby mashy » Wed May 11, 2016 6:25 am

Surely you could T off one of the BM pumps?
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Re: How do you lift 50 L BM maltpipe alone?

Unread postby steak » Thu May 12, 2016 9:34 pm

As I didn't feel like installing a hoist in my bathroom... I found this solution:

- Lift the pipe to its lower level and let it drain for 30 seconds
- Lift it to its real level (still ridiculously heavy, especially with +30lbs of wet grain, but doable)
- Let it drain for a couple of minutes and then start scooping out most of the grain to a bucket. This way, the pipe is much lighter when you really move it out of the Braumeister
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Re: How do you lift 50 L BM maltpipe alone?

Unread postby Bill C » Mon May 23, 2016 9:57 am

I came up with this tripod idea when I was doing BIAB in a 40 litre hot water urn. To make it a bit stronger for my 50 litre Brau, I used 70x45mm pine studs and made a couple of other minor mods.
I posted some instructions on AHB, but accidentally deleted the album that had the photos in it. :oops:
It works really well and requires minimal effort to lift the malt pipe.
Once you've finished with it, it folds up for storage.
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