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Old 01-14-2013, 02:27 AM   #41
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I don't see a false bottom in your picture so I hope you don't mean to use the Hop Stopper (stainless mesh filter in the lower left corner) as a mash tun false bottom.... it's for the boil kettle only. The weight of the grain would crush it.

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no no hop stopper is going in the BK false bottom came couple days later went with a 15' from norcal with a level 3 base and i am goin to bottom drain my HLT and MLT

everything is at my buddies to get to welding on everything, hoping to be ready to do the first brew day first weekend in feb only thing im waiting on is labels for the panel and all else is good to go
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:13 AM   #42
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I have had some glitches come up buddy got busy with work so my welding hit the back burner finally 3 months later things r looking up and hope to be done with kegs by this week and then my brewstand in the next week or two thought I would get some thoughts

I plan on using 2x2 14 ga steel and maybe do some pricing on some 1.5x1.5 if its to pricy but ill play it by year
Gonna be a 68x18x24" 24" after casters are on plan to grind welds down so all is flush and then powder coat flat black
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:40 AM   #43
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some updates counter flow chiller is basically all complete except for a few more sweats but ill wait till my stand is ready, im gonna support some of the piping with some straps to help support it. hope to post some more pics of kettles at the end of the week! im told they will be done so im keeping my fingers crossed and hoping at that point my buddy will be able to tackle the stand other then that i have one more order from stainless brewing and some misc. stuff coming in this week and i will be all set. i ended up setting up boil kettle for whirlpool im gonna do some test with cooling either i will chill and whirlpool or just whirlpool and then chill to fermenter im usually not to picky about that stuff but i figured while they are welding may as well have all the bells and whistles i also had him install a bottom drain in my boil for cleaning only i figured itd be the easiest way to clean whithout having to get to dirty i plan on just flushing boiling water starting at hlt and so on through all the kettles using the hot water coming out of the chiller so i shouldnt have to do much heating and can recycle some water anywho here are some pics of the chiller and hope to have more coming soon

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Old 04-16-2013, 12:58 AM   #44
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Some updates should be a great week for this guy lol! Kegs finally started to get welded on tonight he's thinking those will be done by the end of the week! Also started tacking the stand together tonight so here's some pics I took

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Thinking we are gonna do all the final welds tomorrow also need to get the 45 degree cuts done for under the pots umm and some plates welded on for caps pumps and chiller etc. hope everyone likes any questions or concerns I'm here
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:18 PM   #45
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Nice work! I bet the DIN rails and wire channels were also free right...? (Some people have the best jobs)

bagpiperjosh: Keep an eye out on ebay - sometimes used enclosures come up for pretty cheap. The problem is that often they already have holes punched however (which never end up working out where you want them of course).

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True. I snagged a really nice 16"x20"x8" steel box for only $56 shipped. No holes punched in the cover, but there were some big square holes cut in the side.

I remedied that problem by buying some cheap 24 gauge steel for ten bucks, cut it to size, and then used some JB Weld to glue it over the sides. After painting it's going to be really difficult to tell that those panels are add-ons.

So yeah, even if you buy a panel with holes cut in the front, that doesn't mean that you have to modify your layout to fit where those holes are.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #46
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I got a big Hoffman enclosure for $20 which came with half a dozen holes that were exactly the same size as 1/2" knockouts - they must have been cut with a conduit punch. So I glued in the knocked out discs from my garage panel and various other junction boxes, then hit them up with a wire brush, sander, and 2 coats of hammer effect paint. Looks good enough for me.

There were also lots of little drill holes on the back. I glued pennies over the holes and filled in with epoxy putty.

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Old 04-26-2013, 02:15 AM   #47
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Stand is about 90% complete just gotta finish up panel mount and then off to powder coat
Got 2 of the 3 kegs back today so focus this weekend will b cleaning and polishing welds and rest of the keg should get 3rd one back later in the week miss counted welding spuds so I got one coming all that's left for welding
Hoping to start pushing some water around by the end of the week mayb and hope for a brew day in 2 weeks if not next weekend just play it by year getting excited its been a long project finally seeing light at the need of the tunnel

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1 keg down 2 to go just gotta clean out inside and leak test

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Off to get powder coated in the morning

Finished it up tonite and mocked up the panel super happy with it next pictures should be putting it together

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Back from paint and assembly begins




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