Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > I Need Brewery Design Help
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-23-2011, 02:11 AM   #1
Cookiedds
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Helena, MT, Helena, MT
Posts: 81
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default I Need Brewery Design Help

I'm moving my brewery from the kitchen to the garage for several reasons; It generates too much heat (and mess) in the house, especially in the summer. Easier clean up. I can leave it set up full time which will make it easier to brew on impulse and not worry about keeping the house clean for company. It will be fun & challenging to set up a garage brewery.
I am trying to keep it low budget and am planning on a 3 burner natural gas setup, still utilizing my cooler as a mash tun and slowly converting it to a RIMS system over time. I am using Hurricane NG burners and welding the frame in place. I am also putting in a vent Hood. I am installing a large laundry sink and already have a drain in place.
What features would you put in your brewery if you were starting from scratch? I'd love your feedback before I start building this thing.

__________________

Monkeys With Pints Craft Brewery

Cookiedds is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2011, 03:08 AM   #2
brewmonk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sharon,MA
Posts: 1,122
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 84

Default

i put everything on wheels (except the spare dishwasher).
racks for grainmill, tubing/parts/pump, and kegs.

i have a small room, and a need to move things for cleaning, and brewing.
CO monitor and fire extinguisher.
lights and speakers.

__________________

-I'm not getting older, but the floor is getting further away.

brewmonk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2011, 03:34 AM   #3
Cookiedds
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Helena, MT, Helena, MT
Posts: 81
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brewmonk View Post
i put everything on wheels (except the spare dishwasher).
racks for grainmill, tubing/parts/pump, and kegs.

i have a small room, and a need to move things for cleaning, and brewing.
CO monitor and fire extinguisher.
lights and speakers.
Good Ideas, I have a stereo in the garage as well as fire extinguishers. A CO2 monitor is a must, thanks for the suggestion.
__________________

Monkeys With Pints Craft Brewery

Cookiedds is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2011, 01:05 PM   #4
Tska
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cookiedds View Post
Good Ideas, I have a stereo in the garage as well as fire extinguishers. A CO2 monitor is a must, thanks for the suggestion.
No, a CO meter. You exhale CO2. CO kills you.

Plenty of counter space as well.
__________________
Tska is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2011, 03:19 PM   #5
Cookiedds
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Helena, MT, Helena, MT
Posts: 81
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Thanks, realized that after I reviewed my last post. I should install CO2 monitors on my carboys ;-)

__________________

Monkeys With Pints Craft Brewery

Cookiedds is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2011, 07:53 PM   #6
wuertele
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
wuertele's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Menlo Park
Posts: 134
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Lots of good ideas on my filterable, sortable list of homebrewing systems! Click the link in the sig for inspiration.

__________________

The all-grain home brewery registry: http://brewbot.org/breweries

wuertele is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2011, 07:55 PM   #7
BendBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bend, Oregon
Posts: 3,169
Liked 71 Times on 56 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Hot Water.

__________________
CarPort Brewery
JCMAC Farms Garden
BendBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-24-2011, 05:37 PM   #8
Cookiedds
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Helena, MT, Helena, MT
Posts: 81
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wuertele View Post
Lots of good ideas on my filterable, sortable list of homebrewing systems! Click the link in the sig for inspiration.
Great site, lots of systems to look over.

Last night I plumbed 1" NG black pipe to the brewery area. Tonight I'm plumbing h&c water with an inline carbon filter and a large laundry sink with a sprayer. I'm considering putting in a 12' length of counter top and mounting the Hurricane burners/ring stands on it and plumbing the gas/valves all in black pipe to the burners. Foresee any problems with this approach? I'd like to get some counter workspace with easy clean up (built in backsplash) and it seemed logical to me. This is not going to be a mobile brewery and will have a large vent Hood over the burners.
__________________

Monkeys With Pints Craft Brewery

Cookiedds is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I want some opinions... Ultimate home brewery Design Anthony_Lopez Equipment/Sanitation 23 01-22-2011 12:56 PM
help design my new brew rig bluehouse Equipment/Sanitation 5 02-26-2009 08:23 PM
Compact design. Orfy Equipment/Sanitation 2 08-16-2007 02:54 PM
Mash Tun Design JoeRags Equipment/Sanitation 10 03-08-2007 11:22 PM
Brewery design. Orfy Equipment/Sanitation 4 11-19-2005 02:49 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS