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Old 01-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #11
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Thanks! Just make sure that for your brewing table you get a heavy duty ss table with built in trusses in the bottom. The table that my vessels are sitting on is very heavy duty, but the other is not nearly as sturdy. Look and CL, because they are not terribly difficult to find in this economy.

I'll post some pictures along the way, but didn't figure that anyone would care to see the wall studded out. Once I get some plumbing/electrical in and start building the compartment components, I'll post more pics.

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Old 01-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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Subscribed! Your idea's are right in line with what I would like to do.

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:37 PM   #13
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I worked on the brewery on and off throughout the weekend. I finished studding out the walls and built a large oversized ventilation hood out of harwood lumber from a huge entertainment center that I tore apart. Once I built the hood 72" x 18" x 20", I lined the inside with t&g cedar planking and trimmed out the exterior with knotty pine and cedar to match the look of my keezer. I found a 265 cfm inline exhause fan on ebay that should be plenty enough to exhaust the steam out of the back of the house. I'll post a few pics. later tonight.

Next, onto rough plumbing, rough electrical, and framing my component boxes. I am picking up a large pre-rinse spray faucet for my SS sink later this evening from a guy on CL. It's brand new and stainless, still in the box for $90. Things are slowly coming together. pics. later.

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Old 01-30-2012, 01:40 PM   #14
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Wow, Hop...you sure got the bug didn't you?!?!? Just like I did; kegerator then right into ebrewing! Good luck, I am following along.

Edit- Floor drain! I am jealous!

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Old 01-30-2012, 04:00 PM   #15
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Yeah, it's as much about the projects as it is the brewing. I'm a die hard DIY'er and these projects help me keep my sanity. Now that the rest of my basement is complete, I decided to tackle a dedicated brewing space in the unfinished side of the basement. I have a hectic, stressful career owning my own businesses, not to mention a wife and two kids that keep me busy. When I can get a little time to myself, I like to build stuff. I guess you could say that it's my mental therapy.

Hey Shroom.....you you have a thread for your e-build?

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #16
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Yep, just added to my sig line!

Hey....I'll race ya! (j/k)

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:25 PM   #17
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You'll win.....This one is going to take me a while.....waaaay too many components!

I had a cancellation on my schedule, so I ran out to meet a guy with a pre-rinse faucet that he was selling on CL. I couldn't believe it when I seen it, but it is a commercial unit (new in box/sealed) made by T&S Brass and Bronze Works, Inc., model #B-0133. I just jumped onto their website and the unit retails for $510......I paid $90....SCORE!!!!

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Here's the pic. of the faucet, still sealed in NIB! What a great find!

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OK...for those of you who are not familiar with my other builds, I'm doing a rustic, cabin decor in my basement. I'm following though with the same rustic qualities over into my brewery as well. Here are a couple of pics, one of my keezer and one of my bar, which is adjacent to the brewing room that I'm building. I'm hoping to carry through with the same qualities such as cedar logs, knotty pine, tumbled travertine wall tile, etc.

I also attached a couple pics. of the ventilation hood that I built and trimmed out in cedar and knotty pine. I'm going to somehow incorporate a couple of cedar log trims into the desgin as well, but haven't gotten that far yet. I temporarily hung it on the wall to see what it looks like. Heavy as hell, but I came up with a great anchoring system, so the entire wall would have to fall over for this b*tch to come down. With a 265 cfm vortex exhaust fan venting straight out of the back of the house.....it should do the trick!

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Do you have anymore info on the building of your hood? I can't seem to find any stainless hoods around on the cheap so I was going to build something like yours. If you could provide any more detail on it, I would greatly appreciate it.

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