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by MashBag
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Mixing paddle
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Mixing paddle

I made one of these years ago, probably before Bac. Much easier, but I have only used it on a

My fabricator has made a few now.

Good for mashing in and whirlpool.
by MashBag
Mon Oct 18, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister or Brewtools??
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Braumeister or Brewtools??

Hope it works out well for you.

I have proved brewday doesn't have to be a mission (or in fact a day 😁). What style of beer do you make?
by MashBag
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Cleaning elements
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Cleaning elements

Just different machines. Grain father type one pot systems (klarstein, BM's etc) circulate the wort through the grain bed and over the heating elements during mash. Good for temp control, but it does make a proper mess on the element.
by MashBag
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Mixing paddle
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Mixing paddle

I was always taught that galvanised (anything) was a no no for brewing. That said, the contact time is very small.

I wouldn't. But it's each to their own.
by MashBag
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Mixing paddle
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Mixing paddle

I might be tempted to go straight to stainless.
by MashBag
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Mixing paddle
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Mixing paddle

I suppose if you fit it to a drill they are the variable speed of the drill.
by MashBag
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Mixing paddle
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Mixing paddle

Are these a bit too aggressive?
by MashBag
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Digi-boil Cleaning
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Digi-boil Cleaning

I cannot find a better way than TFR, a long handled stiff brush (bog brushes work well) and a stainless scrubby you any real tough bits.

Another tip, wash it soon as, don't let it get dry. If it does chuck some water in to cover the element and bring it back to the boil lid on.
by MashBag
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Cleaning elements
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Cleaning elements

I tend to just put some water straight from the hot tap (40-45C) and then add a PBW type cleaner and turn the element on for a few minutes. It only needs wiping off after, plus I then have hot cleaning solution for the rest of my kit. I never got any pleasure out PBW. Soaking or CIP. What dose PBW ...
by MashBag
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Brewdays
Topic: Cleaning elements
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Cleaning elements

Some systems have a vessel that is used for mashing which has an element in them. The element is used to maintain the temp during mash but because it is in the sugary, grainy wort for some time, they can get particularly gunked up. Google has some good images if you search "mash kettle". Normally sh...
by MashBag
Sun Oct 17, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Mixing paddle
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Mixing paddle

Guy, i do secretly fancy a go on a camurri
by MashBag
Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Braumeister or Brewtools??
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Braumeister or Brewtools??

Hi all, I brew on a BM20 but want to upscale. I fancy either the BM50 or Brewtools B80. I dont want a grainfather or such like - I dont like the non replaceable heating element as I have totally useless unit should it fail. I can get a second hand BM50 for £1000. Its the last controller model (the ...
by MashBag
Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Mixing paddle
Replies: 22
Views: 307

Re: Mixing paddle

The camurri brewer uses that system.

The drill stirrer might 'catch' probes, elements etc.

Guy what brewing machine / system are you using? If you have a centre rod, or at least a centre peg a 3 blade paddle is excellent.
by MashBag
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Best use of controller probes
Replies: 27
Views: 474

Re: Best use of controller probes

I am still experimenting but cant help but think that a 1 degree swing either way is not going to be a deal breaker?? In fact irrespective of what the probe (taped to outside of bucket unde a wedge of insulation) is recording I expect there will be variations of temp of at least 1 degree within the...