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Old 04-11-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default 184 Brewing Rigs -Beer Porn-

I recognize some of these. Its cool to see the different variations, and if you're in the market for a design that works for you, this may be some help


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Old 04-11-2007, 02:19 PM   #2
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Man, I could look at that all day.

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Old 04-11-2007, 02:47 PM   #3
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really surprises me how many people have there boil kettle 2 or even 3 feet off the ground for their gravity fed 3 tier systems. I mean I'm no genius but if your building a gravity fed system isn't the easiest way to do it to get your boil as low as possible so you don't end up with a 10+ foot tall structure?? I have to stand on a chair or stool to mix my mash but some of those pictures show people standing on stuff to mix wort. that just seems silly to me. am I missing something?

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Mine is # 175

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Old 04-11-2007, 03:48 PM   #5
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really surprises me how many people have there boil kettle 2 or even 3 feet off the ground for their gravity fed 3 tier systems. I mean I'm no genius but if your building a gravity fed system isn't the easiest way to do it to get your boil as low as possible so you don't end up with a 10+ foot tall structure?? I have to stand on a chair or stool to mix my mash but some of those pictures show people standing on stuff to mix wort. that just seems silly to me. am I missing something?
Well, you have to go from boil kettle to fermentor. Seems like if you're building a gravity system, 3 feet is just about right
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Old 04-11-2007, 04:16 PM   #6
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You know... I don't know... but I didnt see alot of COOLER systems. I have no experience with the strictly SS tank and burner systems, but how easy is it to maintain mashing and sparge temps? Does it require alot of burner finesse, or can you still walk away and let it mash and sparge without intervention like the coolers (heat retention properties)? Just curious...

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Old 04-11-2007, 04:27 PM   #7
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at the risk of sounding n00bish....

does anyone have a link on how these work? I've seen the set ups at AHBS but...never actaully read anything on it...

can someone help me out?

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Old 04-11-2007, 04:44 PM   #8
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The variations in that link are endless. It's best to read up on the all grain process first because they're all different ways to acheive that end. It's all about heating water, mashing, boiling and cooling and the transfer of the liquids between those steps.

Heating water: direct fire propane/natural gas burner or electric element.
Maintain/change mash temp: direct fire, RIMS (circulate hot water/steam through a coil that immersed in the mash), HERMS (circulate the mash though a coil that's immersed in vessle of hot water, sometimes the HLT itself).
Cooling: CFC, Immersion, Plate Chiller
Transfer: Gravity (multi-tiered stands) or pump or any combination of those.

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ah cool, time to read though howtobrew.com again :P.

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Old 04-11-2007, 05:00 PM   #10
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Good lord - this thing is just insane!!



That's a 1000 liter system - about 265 gallons!! What the hell do you do with all that beer?

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