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Old 03-24-2013, 02:41 AM   #1
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I think it's turning out pretty close to Cal's. not that it's exact but that's why it's a "clone", right?

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Pretty much finished with the brewery. Waiting on the enclosure for my counterflow chiller. Decided to make a stainless case for the chiller so that it fits in more on the stand than just a black rubber coil.

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Looking good. His name is Kal btw

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Looking good. You have lots of time into polishing those kegs and they look amazing!

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Yeah I can never remember if its with a C or K. I always have to go to his site and look and apparently I guessed wrong when I wrote this. Lol

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What exactly did you use on the wood to get it to look like that? Also what kind of wood is it?

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I think it's turning out pretty close to Cal's. not that it's exact but that's why it's a "clone", right?

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What kind of enclosure did you use? Any pictures of the inside?

Looks really nice.
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It's reclaimed beech wood. I put 2 coats of Danish oil (natural color) and 3 coats of polyurethane. It's amazing the grain and look of the wood. No sanding or anything. Ran it through the planer and it looks incredible.

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I built the enclosure myself. Since I didn't have to worry about placing it close to the kettles I didn't have to worry about it being waterproof. It's made out of 1/8 aluminum bent on a press then painted with automotive paint and clear coat.

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I built the enclosure myself. Since I didn't have to worry about placing it close to the kettles I didn't have to worry about it being waterproof. It's made out of 1/8 aluminum bent on a press then painted with automotive paint and clear coat.


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Sorry about the condensation. My camera doesn't like going from the AC house to the garage when it's 95 degrees outside
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