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Speidel Braumeister...anyone have one?
« on: April 27, 2013, 05:07:16 PM »
I've been casually looking to upgrade my cooler mashing process for the last few months and came across the Speidel Braumeister system.  From what I've seen of the custom systems that people smarter than I have put together, these machines would not be that dramatically move expensive.  Has anyone purchased one of these or heard of someone who has?  If so, how do ya'll/they like it?  Worth the dough?

http://morebeer.com/products/braumeister-20l.html

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Re: Speidel Braumeister...anyone have one?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 06:37:23 PM »
I've been casually looking to upgrade my cooler mashing process for the last few months and came across the Speidel Braumeister system.  From what I've seen of the custom systems that people smarter than I have put together, these machines would not be that dramatically move expensive.  Has anyone purchased one of these or heard of someone who has?  If so, how do ya'll/they like it?  Worth the dough?

http://morebeer.com/products/braumeister-20l.html

Friend of mine has had one for about a year now.  She likes it but she's also crazy for big beers so the gravity limitation drives her nuts (she ends up adding extract to all her brews).
Joe

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Re: Speidel Braumeister...anyone have one?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 08:12:18 PM »
Personally I think it is for people with more money than...  ::)  The size limitations(5 gal), power requirement(220v), and the brewing limitations (tops out at 1.057 without using DME), not to mention that it costs  almost 2k make it a novelty item IMO.

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Re: Speidel Braumeister...anyone have one?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 09:53:17 AM »
Personally I think it is for people with more money than...  ::)

Can't deny that that description might just apply.
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Re: Speidel Braumeister...anyone have one?
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 09:52:21 AM »
A friend of mine has one.  I've done a brew day with him.  In addition to the above mentioned gravity limitation, I am unimpressed with the heating element.  It takes a long time to heat and the boil is weak. 
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Re: Speidel Braumeister...anyone have one?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2013, 02:33:50 PM »
thanks for all the replies...I'm going custom