Those bloody Grainfather silicone seals

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  1. Sep 27, 2019 #41

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    yep ss tea strainer flying through the ether as we speak - sudden vision of pot head pixies wafts across my mind
     
  2. Oct 6, 2019 #42

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    Oddly ,today, I had no issues. I filled up the Grandfather to heat up for mash water and put the inner sleeve in. I then pushed the plate down straight and it went into place straight way. I was gobsmacked.
     
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    Bloody hell, someone else remembers Gong!! Just bought tickets for Steve Village and Gong in November, can't wait!!!
     
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    LOL- Steve HILLAGE...!!!
     
  5. Oct 24, 2019 #45

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    ah fish rising. Hope its good, doesn't seem to be coming anywhere near East Anglia

    I bought t new seals. These seem precisely the same size as old so not stretched or anything but they are stiffer less flexible and seem to work better, but still a pain in the. But I bought them primarily as I wanted back up should plan I had in mind go horribly wrong.

    Cut one of the seals into 4 equal pieces to fit around the bottom of the inner grain tube, so the seal is on the tube not the perforated disk, the disk then sits on the seals at the bottom of the tube. You have to use 4 bits as the lugs for standing the raised tube for lauter get in the way.

    There is I suspect a greater chance of the disk slipping out the bottom, especially when lifting for lauter, risking third degree burns as hot worst goes in all directions.

    However two brew in and all is well.

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  6. Oct 24, 2019 #46

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    The creativeness here continues to astound (even if it is completely unnecessary.....)
     
  7. Oct 25, 2019 #47

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    This is a good tip. I started off with a plastic tea strainer that cost less than a quid and then recently bought a ludicrously overpriced SS tea strainer from Lakeland in Bowness-on-Windermere, last but one time I got dragged round it by SWMBO and her (and mine) daughters. The SS strainer is actually much better as it stays in place, but the price was eye-watering for a tight git like me.

    FWIW, here is my worst tale of woe on the subject. I still recall the time I was stirring the grain up prior to starting the mash, when I felt a slight tug on the stirring paddle. It was the bloody silicone thingy off the bottom plate. Had to bale the whole bloody issue out and start again, using BIAB bag to separate grain and mashed-in water and all sorts. Real faff, but the beer was unexceptional, so OK really in the end.
     
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  8. Oct 25, 2019 #48

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    10 min ordeal tonight, getting the seal right. Still yet to get it welded in place. Haha slid I’ve had it where the mash paddle suddenly wants to spring back into the mash, not a nice feeling.
     

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