My first braumeister still.

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My first braumeister still.

Post by Jorma » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:14 am

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.

Post by greggn » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:42 am

Do you have a separate power controller or are you using the Braumeister's temp controls ?
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Re: My first braumeister still.

Post by Jorma » 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.

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Post by v-child » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:04 am

Is the banana part of the gin basket?

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Post by Jorma » 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.

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Post by The Baker » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:22 am

Anything even a little top heavy needs support.

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Post by Jorma » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:10 pm

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.

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Post by Yummyrum » 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

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Post by Jorma » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:33 am

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:

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Post by v-child » 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.

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Post by Jorma » Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:30 am

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

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Re: My first braumeister still.

Post by Jorma » Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:16 am

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.

Post by Deplorable » Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:47 am

That grolsch lamp is pretty cool!
Use all your senses, and its not that hard. You just have to pay attention.

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