BM Sub £300.00?

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:26 pm

A Bac Brewing disk would solve the warping problem


http://www.bacbrewing.com/epages/990497 ... B.BM50.003

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by f00b4r » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:07 pm

barneey wrote:A Bac Brewing disk would solve the warping problem


http://www.bacbrewing.com/epages/990497 ... B.BM50.003
Brew UK sell the range now.

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:15 pm

f00b4r wrote:
barneey wrote:A Bac Brewing disk would solve the warping problem


http://www.bacbrewing.com/epages/990497 ... B.BM50.003
Brew UK sell the range now.
Cheers
Yes they do, unfortunately out of stock at the moment.

Not to worry as I am not in a rush to buy.

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by simple one » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:31 pm

Am I right in thinking that the BM mashes against gravity?

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Post by barneey » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:38 pm

simple one wrote:Am I right in thinking that the BM mashes against gravity?
Yes it flows upwards against a top filter plate, every so often there is a pump break (pump is off) to let thing settle back down again, then the cycle starts again.

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:39 pm

All tucked up and I hope the yeast will soon be munching away

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by simple one » Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:37 pm

Thanks for the reply. What a weird system (but workable).

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:39 am

There are many discussion on what are the benefits of the many different types of system at homebrew level.

The one that crops up mostly is the grist to liquor ratio & what that does to the wort composition.

The 2 systems I own (3V 80/80/150) & (BM50Ex) given a preference on brewday the BM wins everytime, not because I want or indeed need to do step mashes (a rare thing for me) but for ease of use.

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by mbarn » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:27 pm

Well done on the build. I think your top bar is better than the BM version.
I have a 2015 20l version
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Post by barneey » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:42 pm

The first one pictured is just a piece of square box section, the one used on brewday was from anther build, head space between the Malt Tube and boiler lid is very tight, hence the height reduction mod. :lol:

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Post by barneey » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:06 pm

Had another brew day today....

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Alk sorted
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Temp Sorted
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Trying to fit all the grain in

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First runnings
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Go old school?
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Not on your life
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Ready to drain & draining

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Boil
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End of boil
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Into the FV

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by Andy » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:13 pm

Awesome! Thanks for posting the pics.
Dan!

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by f00b4r » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:55 pm

Nice work! How do you find the snazzy alkalinity checker and how much did it cost you?

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Re: BM Sub £300.00?

Post by barneey » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:07 pm

f00b4r wrote:Nice work! How do you find the snazzy alkalinity checker and how much did it cost you?
They do the same job as a salifert kit, however I always find Salifert kits a little difficult to read whereas with the Hanna meter I can actually weight the reagent / water sample + digital read out.

The meter itself is around £40 to £60 depending on where you shop

http://www.hannainstruments.co.uk/alkal ... water.html

HOWEVER the reagents are expensive to buy & limited to some 20 odd tests, as my water doesnt really change month in month out, I never check before treatment only after (not that I would recommend this practice).

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