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Old 10-03-2010, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default Up for a laugh? Here's my 2 vessel single tier ag setup, for now

After too long planning, buying, etc... I couldn't wait any longer. I'm still waiting to order the 23 tip burners, my 10g cooler has yet to arrive, and I have been too busy to convert my other keggle and build a stand, so I decided last weekend that I WAS going to brew an AG batch. Today is my third batch, and it's boiling away as I type, so I thought I'd give everyone a chuckle at my creation.



It consists of two car ramps, two jack stands, two 6' pieces of 1-1/4" steel tubing, a 38k btu water heater burner/gas valve brazed onto one of the pieces of steel tubing, a 5g cooler mash tun with ss braid, march pump, and homemade cfc, misc other parts, and a "bobby_m" gas supply line.

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Old 10-03-2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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Hey, that's advanced to what I'm brewing with. I've got a sawhorse, 12 gallon cooler mash tun, a banjo burner, keggle, and a turkey fryer pot. Oh yeah, I forgot to say a spoon and some randon hoses. As for a pump, I'm au naturel, gravity.

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Old 10-03-2010, 12:32 AM   #3
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Everyone must start somewhere! My first AG was done on a salvaged turkey burner from trash week in my neighborhood with an aluminum pot I picked up at walmart for $10. BUT, I did in deed make a beer and yes it was tasty.

Congrats on your progress. Keep us posted on the results.

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mine isnt much better. I finally got a third keggle... now i need a damn brew stand lol

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Save some grief , ditch the 23 tip burner idea and buy the 10" cast burners from AG supply. The 10" banjo burners are much better for the job as they have a wide adjustment range and are easy to convert to low pressure propane or NG operation by drilling gas fitting on burner, instead of replacing all the tips on the 23 tip burners.

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This is the setup you used on your 3rd batch? Thats rocking.

I brewed extract on the stove for the first 50 or so batches.

20 AG batches and my rig still has no pump or converted keg.

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You up for real laugh?

I've invested thousand in rigs (brewing and chilling), tubes, fridges, probes, and meters.

And haven't brewed a batch in a year.

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I like to be more than just involved in my brewing process. That's why the thought of sitting and pushing buttons (or automating even that) turns me off. I do have a converted keggle because it was free and allows me to brew 11 gal batches. I have no pump and have to lug things around. But I LOVE IT!

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Save some grief , ditch the 23 tip burner idea and buy the 10" cast burners from AG supply. The 10" banjo burners are much better for the job as they have a wide adjustment range and are easy to convert to low pressure propane or NG operation by drilling gas fitting on burner, instead of replacing all the tips on the 23 tip burners.
I actually found the 23 tip burners already setup for NG for $25, and replacement tips are only $0.99/ea.

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This is the setup you used on your 3rd batch? Thats rocking.

I brewed extract on the stove for the first 50 or so batches.

20 AG batches and my rig still has no pump or converted keg.
I should clarify, this is my 3rd AG batch. I'd say I've done about 25 extract batches on the stove before going AG. I've still been brewing extract batches to keep the flow going while I was aquiring parts, and didn't plan to go AG until I had my single tier setup complete. I couldn't wait any longer.

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You up for real laugh?

I've invested thousand in rigs (brewing and chilling), tubes, fridges, probes, and meters.

And haven't brewed a batch in a year.
That makes me want to cry more than laugh. Tell me it's because you became at least partially disabled a year ago? If you need a place to store it, I've just about got my garage cleaned out.
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