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Offline theoman

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Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« on: February 26, 2014, 08:12:08 AM »
After thorough research, I decided to bite the bullet and get myself a Braumeister. No, I'm not rich and I don't take such purchases lightly. In this case, it was partly justified by my upcoming 40th birthday. I call it my Midlife Crisis Kettle.

Other factors in my decision:
1. I needed new equipment anyway. I've been brewing with an electric kettle that became unreliable.

2. My back. Any new setup would have to minimize lifting. The costs are rising.

3. This thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/speidel-braumeister-brewmaster-229225/
I read through the whole dang thing. One reoccurring comment among long-time brewers is, "I wish I would've bought one sooner."

One complaint is often that one is limited to low-ish gravity beers. Those complainers are just not being creative. I could still do a traditional mash with my old gear and use the kettle just for the boil. Or I could do a double mash (mash, remove grains, mash again with wort and new grains). Anyway, I decided that it's not important to me since I've only done one "big" beer in the last 7 years.

I also received some financial aid, which helped. I was generously given a loan which I may be able to pay back in liquid.

So, happy birthday to me!! I'll be brewing my first batch this weekend.

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Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 08:41:24 AM »
you'll have to brag report back to us on how it works.

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Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 08:43:55 AM »
Awesome. Did you get the 20L or 50L?

Will you need to run a special circuiting you house for it?
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Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 08:54:21 AM »
Happy Birthday! What size did you get? I think it's a great system if you're short of room and/or looking to go electric. Enjoy your toy!

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Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 10:41:53 AM »
Sweet!  I think 'my back' is a great resource for procuring new gear. I know from first hand experience. 


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Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 01:38:11 PM »
+Infinity

My back got me a pump and an extra burner

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Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 08:22:04 PM »
Pictures or it didn't happen.
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Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2014, 12:29:27 AM »
Awesome. Did you get the 20L or 50L?

Will you need to run a special circuiting you house for it?

I go the 20L. I considered the 50, but the extra cost and infrastructure required to handle the weight deterred me. It would've been difficult to use the bad back excuse.

No, no special circuit in Belgium. I probably wouldn't have bought it if I had to do major mods. I'm lazy.

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Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 02:14:47 AM »
Here's a pic. Not very exciting. I'll get some shots during the brewing this weekend.