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Old 01-27-2010, 05:26 AM   #1
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Default Anti-Bling High Lead Chinese Brass Dirty Cheap Build

Started building my 10 gallon system for as absolutely cheap as I could make it. Let me know what you think.


Here's a few pics of the kegs and the angle grinder jig I made.








Drilling the holes with step bits is a PAIN in the ASS. Don't get a cheap step bit, this one lasted one hole before I had to go buy a decent one.

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Old 01-27-2010, 05:31 AM   #2
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Here's the 50' 1/2" coil. I wrapped it around a corny keg, of course



Tiny fingers are best for getting the dirt out of the crevices.
This will be the boil keggle.


Here's the Mash Tun and Hot Liquor Tank with valves and pickup tubes installed.



This is the HLT showing the holes for the coil.



Now I need to order sight glass/thermometers, hose and quick disconnects, and a pump before this can proceed.

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Very cool! reminds me of the starting point of our brewmania build!

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Great craftmanship on the build so far. Funny thread name too. Looking foward to the rest of the build.

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OMG, you are using brass...that contains lead right?

j/k

Looks good / nice work.

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Use oil when drilling through SS and your bit will last longer.

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Nice build look forward to seeing how this progresses

I like the use of the cheep labor

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Use oil when drilling through SS and your bit will last longer.
Yeah, we used honing oil, because that's what we had laying around, but it's thinner than cutting oil, so...

Anyway, it was definitely the fact that I was using a cheap bit the first time. The second bit cut way faster, and went the distance. Still a pain in the ass.
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I started pricing how much it would cost to make build an all stainless all the way herms system. This quickly made me realize that I wouldn't even be able to afford -just- the fittings. So bring on the brass baby.

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Yeah, I think with it was about $400 for just the stainless fittings. Crazy.

Maybe a future upgrade, but I'll get it running first.

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