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Braumeister steam extraction...

Post by Brewedout » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:43 am

Just wondering if you have created a tidy method of extracting your BM steam? Photos would be great. I'm planning to come up with a tidier solution than a fan and an open door!

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Post by McMullan » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:36 am

Here you go.
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Re: Braumeister steam extraction...

Post by jaroporter » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:58 am

same here.. the neck is perfect for 4" extractor tubing

i added a fillport / viewing window to watch out for boilovers and easily add hops. not got round to actually switching the cap for a glass window yet, but as you can see it's been sunny and i've been brewing outside without extraction.. 8)
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Re: Braumeister steam extraction...

Post by Brewedout » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:53 pm

Thanks for the pics [THUMBS UP SIGN]With the aluminium piping do you use a fan to pull the steam out? I would need to go through an air brick vent or make a new hole in the wall.

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Re: Braumeister steam extraction...

Post by Mashman » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:04 pm

I use the 4 inch flexi with an extractor fan. To work properly you need a small gap between the top of the BM and the bottom of the dome to give some airflow. Some people sit the dome on the malt tube stirrup. I have my dome suspended from a pulley, I can raise or lower the dome to add hops, stir or whatever. I usually boil with the lid on but partially open to maintain a good boil.
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Re: Braumeister steam extraction...

Post by McMullan » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:27 am

A fan isn't required, Brewedout. Steam power does all the work. I use oven gloves when I remove the dome for hop additions, etc.

Mashman, why do you need 'air flow'? The dome forms a seal with the BM unit.

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Re: Braumeister steam extraction...

Post by Mashman » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:17 am

I agree, a fan is not essential but I feel it provides a better extraction and reduces condensation. If a fan is used it is necessary to allow some air in under the dome to provide an air flow. It works well for me. I am sure you have seen the pics on the B M forum.

Jaroporter. I like that fillport, is it welded to the dome? More pics would be good :)

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Re: Braumeister steam extraction...

Post by Brewedout » Tue May 02, 2017 8:54 pm

McMullan what are you using to hold the tubing onto the domestic?

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Re: Braumeister steam extraction...

Post by Brewedout » Tue May 02, 2017 8:57 pm

Mashman I see your logic, perhaps an adjustable air inlet near the braumeister would adjust the suction effect of a fan and increase airflow without the need to lift the dome?

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Re: Braumeister steam extraction...

Post by McMullan » Tue May 02, 2017 9:59 pm

Brewedout wrote:McMullan what are you using to hold the tubing onto the domestic?

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Actually, in that pic it's a standard jubilee clip, but they fail too easily. I now use a MIKALOR W2 Stainless Steel Hose Clamp (97-104mm). Ebay is a good source.

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Re: Braumeister steam extraction...

Post by jaroporter » Tue May 02, 2017 10:08 pm

Mashman wrote: Jaroporter. I like that fillport, is it welded to the dome? More pics would be good :)

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hey mashman. unfortunately welding is beyond me right now (not least because i don't have a welder!), but my soldering is getting a lot better :D

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