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My first braumeister still.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:14 am
by Jorma
This is my still. 20 litre braumeister with 3mm stainles steel top with 2" and 1.5" ferrules welded on that. I have run two batches wit that. A sacrificial run and a turbo yeast sugar wash with reflux. So far so good. The gin basket I just bought and it is on there just to see if it is safe. It is quite top heavy. I use pump to circulate the chilling water. Water returning from the condenser will first go through a coil sitting in a bucket of water after which it returns to the actual chilling water reservoir. That way I have been able to keep the chilling water temp low and really steady. Banana for scale.

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:42 am
by greggn
Do you have a separate power controller or are you using the Braumeister's temp controls ?

Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:50 am
by Jorma
greggn wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:42 am
Do you have a separate power controller or are you using the Braumeister's temp controls ?
Using the braumeisters controls. I've noticed that finding the balance can be rather tricky.

Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:04 am
by v-child
Is the banana part of the gin basket?

Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:15 am
by Jorma
v-child wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:04 am
Is the banana part of the gin basket?
It'll go in for my Pisang ambon clone.

Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:22 am
by The Baker
Anything even a little top heavy needs support.

Geoff

Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:10 pm
by Jorma
The Baker wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:22 am
Anything even a little top heavy needs support.

Geoff
Yeah. I have to do something about that.

Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:01 pm
by Yummyrum
Jorma wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:50 am
greggn wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:42 am
Do you have a separate power controller or are you using the Braumeister's temp controls ?
Using the braumeisters controls. I've noticed that finding the balance can be rather tricky.
Indeed you will . Temperature controllers are not the right tool for distilling .... perfect for mashing though :thumbup:

You may find you need to do a modification to the bypass the electronics so you can run it off an external power controller

Guys with other temp controlled beer making boilers are having similar issues
https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtop ... 4#p7628454

Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:33 am
by Jorma
Yummyrum wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:01 pm
Jorma wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:50 am
greggn wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:42 am
Do you have a separate power controller or are you using the Braumeister's temp controls ?
Using the braumeisters controls. I've noticed that finding the balance can be rather tricky.
Indeed you will . Temperature controllers are not the right tool for distilling .... perfect for mashing though :thumbup:

You may find you need to do a modification to the bypass the electronics so you can run it off an external power controller

Guys with other temp controlled beer making boilers are having similar issues
https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtop ... 4#p7628454
Thanks! That kind of info I was trying to find :thumbup:

Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:38 pm
by v-child
Jorma wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:15 am
v-child wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:04 am
Is the banana part of the gin basket?
It'll go in for my Pisang ambon clone.
Is that the girly drink with the little bamboo umbrella?

Sorry can't resist.

Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:30 am
by Jorma
v-child wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:38 pm
Jorma wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:15 am
v-child wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:04 am
Is the banana part of the gin basket?
It'll go in for my Pisang ambon clone.
Is that the girly drink with the little bamboo umbrella?

Sorry can't resist.
Something like that. :D

Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:16 am
by Jorma
Yummyrum wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:01 pm
Jorma wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:50 am
greggn wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:42 am
Do you have a separate power controller or are you using the Braumeister's temp controls ?
Using the braumeisters controls. I've noticed that finding the balance can be rather tricky.
Indeed you will . Temperature controllers are not the right tool for distilling .... perfect for mashing though :thumbup:

You may find you need to do a modification to the bypass the electronics so you can run it off an external power controller

Guys with other temp controlled beer making boilers are having similar issues
https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtop ... 4#p7628454
Getting there. Bypassing Braumeisters electronics is easy peasy. Next job is to ferment something.

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:47 am
by Deplorable
That grolsch lamp is pretty cool!