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Old 09-12-2007, 02:19 PM   #21
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There's no risk of fire the way I have mine set up.

The platforms that come with the unit are all metal. I bridge the 2 scaffolds with 2 each 1"x8"s but the MLT (10 gal. cooler) sits on the wood so there's no heat near it.

The frame at the back of the scaffold with the banjo burner gets pretty warm and a small area of paint has become discolored.
Without knowing the dimensions, would this work:

HLT, top shelf moved to the back of the unit, gravity fed to:

MLT (converted cooler), second to bottom shelf moved to the front of the unit (to be able to stir), gravity fed to:

BK on burner on the ground.

I only do 5 gallon batches so the idea would be to chill it then just pour it into my primary fermenter (plastic bucket).

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Old 09-12-2007, 05:04 PM   #22
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I've seen these that you can order online from a few places, but I don't really like them as well and am not really sure about the dimensions.

I know I've seen a 3 burner setup with 2 up high and 1 on a lower shelf, but I can't find it online. Pretty sure Gander Mountain has it if you've got one of those close by.

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Old 09-12-2007, 06:11 PM   #23
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Without knowing the dimensions, would this work:

HLT, top shelf moved to the back of the unit, gravity fed to:

MLT (converted cooler), second to bottom shelf moved to the front of the unit (to be able to stir), gravity fed to:

BK on burner on the ground.

I only do 5 gallon batches so the idea would be to chill it then just pour it into my primary fermenter (plastic bucket).

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I think you'd have a difficult time trying to stir your MLT if you have a 10 gal. round cooler. A rectangular type or a 5 gal. round cooler might work.

I saw a picture posted on this forum I think of a guy that used a folding ladder for his setup. I'll see if I can find it.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:19 PM   #24
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My brew stand is setup to gravity feed like that. I'm not sure how high your 2nd tier would be, but I just use a little folding step stool. I can stir without it if I really want to.

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Old 09-12-2007, 09:07 PM   #25
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I saw a picture posted on this forum I think of a guy that used a folding ladder for his setup. I'll see if I can find it.

I saw this one awhile back: http://home.comcast.net/~midnighthom...brewladder.htm Is that what you were thinking of?
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:38 PM   #26
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I think you'd have a difficult time trying to stir your MLT if you have a 10 gal. round cooler. A rectangular type or a 5 gal. round cooler might work.

I saw a picture posted on this forum I think of a guy that used a folding ladder for his setup. I'll see if I can find it.
I have a 7.5 gallon cooler, it's pretty squat. I assumed there was 1' between rows, so 2' might work, assuming the shelves are offset with one in the back and one in the front.
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:06 AM   #27
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I saw this one awhile back: http://home.comcast.net/~midnighthomebrewers/brewladder.htm Is that what you were thinking of?
Anyone else ever use that pump? seems like it could be a usefull gadget.
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:28 PM   #28
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I have a 7.5 gallon cooler, it's pretty squat. I assumed there was 1' between rows, so 2' might work, assuming the shelves are offset with one in the back and one in the front.
If you only use 1 shelf at each level it will be too narrow. When I mentioned that I think the shelf/platform is 18" or so wide I was refering to both shelf units together.

I might get a chance to brew this weekend if so I'll post some pictures of my setup and you can get a better idea of the dimensions. I see if I can take some measurements too.
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I saw this one awhile back: http://home.comcast.net/~midnighthom...brewladder.htm Is that what you were thinking of?
No but it's close. The one I saw was on this forum. I had no luck with the search engine.

It was a Costco ladder, a metal and plastic type approx 4'-5' tall with a very large fold out work tray.
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Anyone else ever use that pump? seems like it could be a usefull gadget.
Most drill driven pumps are a no-no because they can't tolerate the hi temps. This one is different in that respect, but the next question is: Is it food grade, i.e. are there parts that come in contact with the fluid that are greased up, and do the plastics leech harmful chemicals into the beer?
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