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BM Filter plates

Post by Onthebrew » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:21 pm

The ones that come with the BM seem to let quite a bit of grain though ( the thin ones ) so id like to either replace them or at least add some silicon tubing round them but am unsure of best specs for purpose.

Has anyone done this ? can anyone make recommendations? i am after a simple solution as possible!

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by Mashman » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:03 pm

Lots about this on the Braumeister forum.

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by Onthebrew » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:46 pm

Actually already posted there but its rather a quiet forum so thought i would try my luck here.

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by McMullan » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:14 pm

Silicone edging around the top plate. I'll double check size required later.

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by Onthebrew » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:18 pm

Great thanks, apreciated

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by IPA » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:42 am

Are you sure the grain is passing through the filters or are you spilling some whilst filling the malt tube. In six years and two BM's I have never had a problem.
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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by McMullan » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:21 am

I think what can cause problems is the central rod has enough flex so that without a little OCD the top plate can be slightly off centre, closed one side and slightly open the opposite side. The silicone edging helps centre the plate in the malt pipe, creating a tighter fit/no gap.

Try this. You want Stock Code '3018102'.

Edit: As IPA recommends, fill in the malt carefully. I use the Speidel hood (up side down) as a funnel, which is perfect for the job.

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by barneey » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:14 am

The other alternative is to buy a BAC top filter plate & screen, both sit on top of the MT.

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by Onthebrew » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:16 pm

Great thanks McMillan, will get that ordered. Yes the problem currently is that however you shift the filters or malt pipe there is always a gap somewhere. No issues with spillage as I currently use ingredient packs where you just snip the corner and it poors in smoothly.

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by Rhodesy » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:15 pm

Although down as a Grainfather seal I have used this to good effect. It creates a nice seal.

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by Onthebrew » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:15 pm

Rhodesy wrote:Although down as a Grainfather seal I have used this to good effect. It creates a nice seal.
interesting- its the same size then?

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by Rhodesy » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:23 pm

I ordered them last December and fits perfectly on mine.

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by Onthebrew » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:41 pm

Rhodesy wrote:I ordered them last December and fits perfectly on mine.
ive ordered them, cheers for the tip!

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by donchiquon » Fri Nov 18, 2016 7:32 am

Rhodesy wrote:Although down as a Grainfather seal I have used this to good effect. It creates a nice seal.
Any idea of the dimensions of the GF top
plate?

I'd like to seal up the FB on my ACE mash tun a bit better, not sure of the size comparison.

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Re: BM Filter plates

Post by Onthebrew » Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:07 pm

donchiquon wrote:
Rhodesy wrote:Although down as a Grainfather seal I have used this to good effect. It creates a nice seal.
Any idea of the dimensions of the GF top
plate?

I'd like to seal up the FB on my ACE mash tun a bit better, not sure of the size comparison.

Thanks!


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