The cleaning kit for the Speidel Braumeister is ridiculously pricey ($50)
You can easily replace it with much cheaper options and you likely won’t need any cleaning product
First off, make sure the water temperature is 140°F (60°C) instead of 100°F (38°C) when you pour the grain (that’s called “dough-in” and it’s the first temp in a Braumeister recipe), this makes a colossal difference by preventing sugars from sticking to the coil and making cleaning much easier
Even if you already brewed a couple of times and your coil is covered in dark deposit, a couple of brews starting at 140°F (60°C) will allow you to clean your Braumeister back to nearly new
Then, when you are done brewing, just brush the inside of the kettle with a pot brush
and behind and between the heating coil with a non-scratch scouring pad
Make sure to thoroughly rinse everything a couple of times and let clean water run through the spigot
Then, plug back your Braumeister and with 2 in (5 cm) of water in the Braumeister run the pump for a few seconds to get hops out
Finally, flip your Braumeister over and unscrew the pump to let everything dry for a couple of days
If you have a hard time making your Braumeister perfectly clean, traffic film remover works wonders
2 thoughts on “How to clean the Braumeister”
But in your post HOW TO BREW you advice to prepare 4 liters of a sanitized solution of Star San and to put into the BM and clean and activate the pump with this solution.
Is it necessary this sanitized operation after every use? Or is possible to clean all the BM only with normal water? (Maybe PBW to clean perfectly inside?)
And thank you very much for all your comments and tips.
Water will be just fine to clean the Braumeister.
The only thing you have to sanitize is your fermenter.