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View Poll Results: Which system would you choose? V1.0 or Part Duex?
JerBrew V1.0 (3 Nested Kettles) 20 40.00%
Part Duex (BIAB) 30 60.00%
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:59 PM   #61
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Bummer BK.... but which way were you leaning towards? The voting appears to be a tie at the moment...



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Old 08-04-2009, 09:14 PM   #62
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I was leaning toward the BIAB (Part Duex) mainly for the simplicity and cool factor.



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Old 08-06-2009, 02:45 PM   #63
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WOW... how was this never brought up?!!!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f85/countertop-brutus-20-a-131096/



It doesn't meet the 10g requirement but gosh is that sexy!!!!!

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Old 08-06-2009, 04:35 PM   #64
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Based on JKarp's awesome countertop Brutus Twenty Build, I came up with this.

Yes, it is over-the-top. That's just how I roll...





















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Old 08-06-2009, 09:08 PM   #65
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Old 08-08-2009, 03:40 PM   #66
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I started a build thread in DIY on my Countertop Brutus 20...

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Old 12-05-2009, 12:20 AM   #67
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BK, I just went back here to look at the stand that you had in the first part, but I like your design on the third item you came up with. I'd stopped following this after your buddy backed out (I died a little inside.) What dimensions were you looking at for this picture above? 5 Gallons system? I'd go all out and automate it!
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:20 PM   #68
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That build could be done for 4 gallon batches on 120VAC power, or larger batches if you have access to 220VAC.

The dimensions of the stand really depend on the kettles you use. If you give me some kettle dimensions I can adjust the stand design and give you dimension drawings.

Also, here is my automation ideas for the same system. Maybe that will be useful.

In other news, Jeremy is indeed going ahead with a brewery. Find details here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/simple-brewing-est-2009-build-147021/

...................... Overview of the Simple Brewery (first post from that thread)...............................

So my friend Jeremy has been wanting to start brewing for about a year. He has saved up some cash now and chosen a design. Here were some of the things we were kicking around:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/please-vote-quest-ultimate-portable-brewery-127359/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/countertop-brutus-20-a-131411/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/brewstand-input-144970/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/brouwerij-der-boerderij-kabouter-72118/

Initially he wanted to brew 10g at a time. However, his main requirements for the system are that it be completely portable because he likes to travel brew, it be cost conscious, and be well designed and easy to brew on. After some thought he decided 10g wasn't that important so we considered smaller batches. After seeing Jkarp's brewery, we had a good idea what we wanted to do.

So I designed the following system, based heavily on Brutus 20 and Jkarp's design. I call it the Twent-E2 and Jeremy is calling his brewery "simple".

Here is my first shot at a logo for him. This will likely change and I will update as it does.



Here is the design for the brewery. It is two 1/4 bbl kegs. We selected the rubber coated type for insulation and because they look cool.

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and assembled for brewing:


A 2000kW water heater element is installed in the boil kettle (the top vessel), and is used to heat mash and sparge water, and to boil the wort. The lid for the boil kettle (not shown) will include a 25' copper coil and a stirrer. The coil will act as both a HERMS coil and as a chiller. The stirrer will be used to distribute heat during use as a HERMS and as a whirlpool during chilling.

Here is how the brewery will function on brewday:


All components are stainless except the copper coil. Here is a breakdown of everything including supplies for his startup brewery:


If you want the spreadsheet format, send me a PM with your email address and I will forward the sheet to you.

Here is an assembly guide:


The toolbox will include all controls (PID, element switch, pump switch, and stirrer switch) and the pump.

I think that is about it. I will update this thread as the build continues over the next month or so. We are shooting to be brewing at Simple Brewery before the new year!!!

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WOW.... just had a thought. Remove the burner and replace with a 115VAC heating element and you have the smallest AG system possible.
Don't steal my thunder! I will be doing this once I get my Unibrew 5500 done. The 24 qt bayou classic SS stockpot with basket is perfect for this. You could do this right next to your stovetop, and to keep the vessel small, just heat a pot of water for sparging. Kind of a 1.5 vessel brew rig. The unit itself would have 1 pump, 1 PID, and 1 switch. All would fit under the unit. The kettle would have a bottom drain, no dip tube. I plan on having a sightglass on the side so I can see the recircing wort. LOC-LINE could easily redirect the output to the fermenter....and a custom made IC could fit right into the basket with lo-pro disconnects for easy hookup to the sink.

I personally think the Spiedels Braumeister is over-complicated.


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