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Old 09-01-2007, 05:51 PM   #1
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Got the green light. Anyone with plans ?
I have a structure with 165 sq ft (135 sq ft inside usable space - 9' x 15')
Also want to have a nook for the grain mill.
Footprint on it is small.

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Old 09-02-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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go down to lowes and check out their sheds. Take a pencil, paper and a tape measure. Then build it yourself. Draw up your own plans.

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Old 09-02-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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Mine is 16x16 but it doubles as a storage area too.


Just make sure that you have enough air movement for boiling, I have a gable vent fan on one end and keep the door open on the other side, but it still get hotter than hell in the summer (hit 108 when I was brewing the other day).
Have at least true 8' ceiling/rafters so if you do AG 3 -tier you have some room overhead:


And have plenty of outlets if you run electric, that way you can have many fans and a kick ass stereo for brewing time. Check out my gallery and you can see some pics of the inside of mine.
One last thing make sure you have an area out side the BrewShed to clean equipment, I will be adding a small electric water heater to mine this winter.

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Old 09-02-2007, 02:41 PM   #4
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It might be nice to have water inside but if that is cost prohibitive then outside with one of those shop sinks so that you can wash up your gear and let it drip dry. Congrats on your brew shed.............I'm using my 1/2 of my 1/2 of the garage for all my gear. My wife gets her 1/2 and 1/2 of my 1/2 or something like that.

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Old 09-02-2007, 04:31 PM   #5
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It might be nice to have water inside but if that is cost prohibitive then outside with one of those shop sinks so that you can wash up your gear and let it drip dry. Congrats on your brew shed.............I'm using my 1/2 of my 1/2 of the garage for all my gear. My wife gets her 1/2 and 1/2 of my 1/2 or something like that.


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Old 09-02-2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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Vent and water both good thoughts. I need permanent elec. for the chest freezers (and A/C unit when I brew). I could do either a temp hookup for water with an exterior hookup. As far as cleaning, I use 12.50 gal pots so I can just bring outside to clean.
Thanks for the info.

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I had another thought this morning as I was lugging around a propane tank. If I ever get to have a brewshed I think I'll add natural gas. I know a few people who have natural gas burners and they sure like them. Sounds like you have a nice project ready to go.

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I wish I could run NG to mine but instead I am going to check with the propane folks about a large tank.

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If I had the opportunity to do this, I'd go all out and insulate as well. Then you'll be able to use heating/AC and maintain temp year round.

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I have a shop/ brewery/ garage bldg. (16x20 brew area). Water would have been nice, but prohibitive. Gas, ditto. But the elec. w/ perm A/C & heat, and insulation under sheetrock is awesome. In your climate, portable A/C & a ferm. freezer might make sense. Do you really need a heater?

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