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Brewer3401 07-27-2007 09:40 PM

Mini micro brewery
 
Does anyone have (plans, pics, etc) for a free standing brewery that would fit, say on a 10' x 18' piece of ground ?

Thanks

LS_Grimmy 07-27-2007 10:05 PM

my wife refers to our basement as a brewery but I don't think that counts :)

runhard 07-29-2007 03:35 PM

How many barrel brewery are you talking about?

Brewer3401 07-29-2007 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by runhard
How many barrel brewery are you talking about?

Not a barrell setup - a 5-10 gallon setup. Just thinking about something permanent, instead of having to drag all this stuff out every time.

Also, climate controlled and rain won't be a problem.

ScubaSteve 07-30-2007 03:58 AM

Do you mean like a RIMS/HERMS? Where in the house are you looking to put this? I'm closely following this for building my own brewery:http://just-brew-it.com If it's indoors you'll have to pay special attn to your burners and avoiding CO poisoning....you'll need some sort of exhaust fan to the outside, probably easy clean floors, etc. etc.

ScubaSteve 07-30-2007 03:59 AM

this guy has made a very comprehensive site with plans, pics, etc. SWEET!

Brewer3401 07-30-2007 01:52 PM

Looking at doing a free standing building.

abracadabra 07-30-2007 07:11 PM

Here's what I did.

I got 2 small construction scaffolds from Home Depot @ $99 each (that seemed like about what I would pay for a dedicated brew stand). They are 4' long and about 2' wide. And put a 20 lb. LPG tank, turkey fryer and a 9 gal. pot on the top shelf of the first scaffold. Then 2 each 1"x8"s x 2' long run from the first scaffold to the second at mid level hold my MLT. The second scaffold has a banjo burner & my boil pot on the lowest level. This setup allows a gravity flow all the way to the fermenter. It takes up more room than a permanent setup but allows me to use the scaffolds for other purposes. Also the scaffolds fold up so I can store them in a relatively small foot print and they have lockable wheels so I can move them around if I want or need to.

The entire setup would be about 10' long. And I did stack some more lumber on the 1'x8's to get the MLT at just the right height for my boil pot.

:mug:

Brewer3401 07-30-2007 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abracadabra
Here's what I did.

I got 2 small construction scaffolds from Home Depot @ $99 each (that seemed like about what I would pay for a dedicated brew stand). They are 4' long and about 2' wide. And put a 20 lb. LPG tank, turkey fryer and a 9 gal. pot on the top shelf of the first scaffold. Then 2 each 1"x8"s x 2' long run from the first scaffold to the second at mid level hold my MLT. The second scaffold has a banjo burner & my boil pot on the lowest level. This setup allows a gravity flow all the way to the fermenter. It takes up more room than a permanent setup but allows me to use the scaffolds for other purposes. Also the scaffolds fold up so I can store them in a relatively small foot print and they have lockable wheels so I can move them around if I want or need to.

The entire setup would be about 10' long. And I did stack some more lumber on the 1'x8's to get the MLT at just the right height for my boil pot.

:mug:

Thanks for the info

Lil' Sparky 07-30-2007 07:21 PM

Mine has a much smaller footprint than what you're looking for. I can send you details on the measurements if you want them.

There are some more pics here.

http://www.the-sparkmans.net/Photo%2...n%20action.jpg


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