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Old 02-06-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default Specs for Keg Brewpot "Brewing Staircase"

I'm putting together my plans to build a "brewing staircase" for a keg brewpot system. Anyone have measurements and/or pics of their working systems?

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Old 02-06-2005, 09:41 PM   #2
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I'm putting together my plans to build a "brewing staircase" for a keg brewpot system. Anyone have measurements and/or pics of their working systems?
Here's a pic of my setup that I posted in another thread:

Erector Brew System

If it fits what you're thinking of, let me know. I'll pass the specs on to you.
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Nice setup.

All that time you spent as a child playing with your Erector set has payed off I see.

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Uncle Fat's system looks really nice. Mine is much more simple. We basically built a staircase with 4x4 posts and dadoed 2x4 cross members. 3/4 in. plywood decks on the steps. Each step rises the height of one keg.

In retrospect, we have thought we could have just made 2 steps and put the lower burner and kettle on the ground. Our system is nowhere near as contained as Uncle Fat's. That thing looks like the setup.

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I can't seem to find the initial drawing / plans I made for it. I'll have to measure it out, and get back to you. (might be a day or two).

For now, find a good source for slotted angle iron.

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Old 02-07-2005, 08:26 PM   #6
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I can't seem to find the initial drawing / plans I made for it. I'll have to measure it out, and get back to you. (might be a day or two).

For now, find a good source for slotted angle iron.
Take your time. I'm not going to start for a least a week.

What size is that pot you have there?

Roughly how much did you spend on the whole setup?
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Uncle Fat's system looks really nice. Mine is much more simple. We basically built a staircase with 4x4 posts and dadoed 2x4 cross members. 3/4 in. plywood decks on the steps. Each step rises the height of one keg.

In retrospect, we have thought we could have just made 2 steps and put the lower burner and kettle on the ground. Our system is nowhere near as contained as Uncle Fat's. That thing looks like the setup.

Do you have a picture? I'd love to see it. I may have to go with wood if costs run too high on the metal.
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Ruy...click the link on Uncle Fat's post.

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Look up at post #2 for a link to Uncle Fat's setup.

Wood isn't necessarily a bad material. It's the compactness of Uncle Fat's system that's cool to me.

Hey Uncle Fat. How do you go into your chiller and then to your fermentor from the kettle? That's the only step in our process that requires a lift. We lift the kettle up to the second step (the mash tun step) after the boil, and let it flow via gravity through the chiller into the fermenter which is on ground level.

For that reason and recirculating my wort, I'm thinking about adding a pump to my setup. I'm interested to hear what you do.

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Old 02-08-2005, 01:30 AM   #10
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I saw the link. I was talking about a pic of YOUR system.

You been drinking too much of that Janx Spirit with Zaphod, Janx?

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