BM Sub £300.00?

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BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Fri May 13, 2016 3:47 pm

I wasn't planning on building anything else as I am more than happy with my BreadMaker.

Anyway a 100L pot was going cheap (Mashman) @ £25.00 so I couldn't resist, the result is another build is underway, this is to use up some of the spare bits of kit I have left over.

It would be very easy to make another BreadMaker, but this time I thought I would have a go at a GF using a button louvre and 50l Malt Tube, hence the name.

Progress so far.

100l pot, button louvre, MrL Pump & Element, 50l Malt Tube, Martin sprayer, Arduino Controller & loads of spare bits.

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Re: New Build "The Blichmeister's GF"

Post by barneey » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:15 pm

No idea if anyone is remotely interested but the original idea didn't work so the revised plan a 50+ BM on a very small budget.

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Re: New Build "The Blichmeister's GF"

Post by VANDEEN » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:23 pm

Always interested in a fellow tinkerers tinkerings, espcially if he finds something doesn't work before i try it :D

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Re: New Build "The Blichmeister's GF"

Post by f00b4r » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:24 pm

Your projects are always awesome to see, although there should defnitely be a show off your workshop thread at some point!

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:21 pm

Now to the test with pumping from the outside of the pot to the inside would the outside be eventually sucked dry? If it does it will mean the upflow BM style mash will work with an actual brew.

And the answer is.............



Costs so Sub £300.00

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by Mashman » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:56 am

Good stuff.

Nice to see the pot being used.
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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:05 am

Costs so far

1) 100l pot £25.00
2) 2 x pumps £25.00
2a) Pump Supplies £20.00
3) 1 x Malt Tube £100.00
4) Thru deck fittings & Misc £60.00
5) Ballvalve £10.00
6) Element Freebee
7) Screens yet to make £30.00
8.) Legs £13.00 yet to fit.

so £283.00 in parts without a control panel, so if I can find the last STC1000 I had (or maybe I sold it :()

It would be a sub £300.00 50BM Machine but with the advantage of a larger pot, a better filter & tap.

I will more than likely test brew with it, then strip it down for parts to sell on, I don't really have the need for 2 BM builds #-o . Its been a good exercise in what can be achieved on a budget though.

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by Andy » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:24 am

Excellent work!

Like the video, good demonstration of why you should never put the malt pipe in before the BM unit has turned the pumps off ! :oops:
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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by kev93_10 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:29 am

If you do flog this fella, first refusal please??

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by dean_wales » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:31 pm

Oooh link to the element please?

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:57 pm

https://www.brewbuilder.co.uk/

I was gifted one by Mark (MrL) from the brewbuilder sometime ago, trouble was I had the other build on the go, which went into hibernation due to waiting a 1.5years for the control panel to arrive, so it has just been sitting in my spares box ready to be tested.

So a PM to MrL memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=8540 might be your best bet.

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by Haydnexport » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:39 pm

i'd be pretty keen to build one of these myself, as im really struggling to find the time to brew with my 3v system at the moment as im working away.

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:06 pm

Haydnexport wrote:i'd be pretty keen to build one of these myself, as im really struggling to find the time to brew with my 3v system at the moment as im working away.

Well I just need to brew with it to make sure it works and then the bits are up for sale. I will more than likely just brew manually with it as a test & let whoever buys the parts fit a control panel of their choice. Albeit I do have a spare ardinuo (Leal) pcb & board & I do also have a spare 20l BM Malt Tube.

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Post by Chug » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:17 pm

Excellent tinkering barneey, thanks for sharing the info. :D

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:21 pm

Very much a mixed bag to start with.

The new pot does work however the 2x 24v pumps are a little too powerful for the system, this caused the top screen to bow & there fore released some grain into the pot.

I improved the situation by running the pumps on a lower voltage, the top screen however needs to be thicker.

I went all out max with 12.5kg of grain which again proved part of the problem so had to scoop some out.

With a few tweaks the system would work, I am sure, but I dont know if I have the time at the moment to make them, so might strip the whole lot down for parts to sell off.

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If anyone is interested in any of the bits or the job lot, let me know

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