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Old 01-31-2012, 10:44 PM   #21
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Don't have a choice I have to subscribe. If this build is anything like the bar and the keezer, it's gonna be nice

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Old 01-31-2012, 11:06 PM   #22
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Count me in too - should be a fun ride. Hops, what did you line your exhaust vent with? That's one of the next things on my to do list, and I like your style.

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Old 02-01-2012, 06:04 PM   #23
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To answer a few questions: I built this thing out of an old entertainment center that I built years ago out of birch plywood. I started with two pieces for the front and back panels that were 72" x 18". My brewing table is 60", so I wanted it to overhange the edges a little on either side. I used some old school geometry (Pythagorean's Theorum) to create the the 45 degree angles. I basically measured from the bottom corners inward 12" and then up 12" using a square and made a mark. I then drew a line from the lower corners, bisecting my marks up to the top edge of the boards. This created a 45 degree hypotenuse for the angles. I then used 18" plywood boards to create the side panels at that 45 degree angle. The 45 degree angled side panels go all the way up to the top panel on the interior. I wanted it to have a flat vertical surface on the exterior, so that my drop ceiling wall channel can continue from the back wall and around the face of the vent hood, so I used vertical boards to create the "pizzahut logo" type shape on the exterior. Like all of my builds, I don't work off of blueprints, so I just design as I go. I suppose I could remeasure and give some exact dimensions if needed.

I obviously trimmed the exterior out with cedar boards and knotty pine paneling. The interior was trimmed out with cedar boards and t&g cedar planking, which is naturally waterproof. The birch plywood used already had 3 coats of plyurethane on it, so I'll put about 3 more coats of poly over the cedar, then caulk the corners with 100% silicone caulking. I'm also going to use drop ceiling channeling to create a drip catcher around the lower perimeter.

Hopefully I didn't just confuse the hell out of everyone with my vague descriptions. Thanks for the compliments, I'll try to keep this project rolling as best as I can.

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Old 02-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #24
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I plan on cutting the legs down on my SS brewing table over the weekend. I set the height of my ventilation hood at 78", so that there would not be any issues with me hitting my head on it, as I am just over 6' tall. I guess I need some input from those of you that have ventilation hoods above your brewing vessels. How much space (height) should I allow from the top of my keggles to the bottom of the ventilation hood. I would hate to run into problems while pouring grains into my MT, doughing in, stirring the mash, etc. I'm open to any and all suggestions before I cut down the legs. I do need to leave enough room on the lower shelf for my pumps and a little storage, but with the height of my keggles, it's going to need to be cut down quite a bit. Your feedback is appreciated!

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I'm using keggles too, and selected my table height based on how I wanted to hold the paddle above the top of the keg, and I also wanted to be able to look into the kegs easily. Including the height of the casters, my table top is at 24" (I'm 5' 8").

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That sounds about right with my preliminary measurements. I'll lay it out when I get home to see how much clearance that offers from the top of the kegs to the bottom of the ventilation hood. I appreciate the feedback!

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I still haven't had time to cut down the legs on the brewing table, but plan to cut it down to about 2 1/2 feet, so that I have plenty of clearance pouring grain into the MLT, stirring the mash, etc. I have another thread for my ale and lager fermentation builds, but in the pics. you can see my two chambers in the corner on the right hand side. Today I installed the new pre-rinse spray faucet that I purchased on CL onto the sink and slid my sink and brewing table into place to make sure that everything is laying out the way I want it to. The sink has a nice removable drip pan that I can attach to the front as extra counter space during the boil. With the two chambers in place, then the sink, the brewing table seems to be lining up under the exhaust hood. I have two more cabinet boxes to make, which will be on the left side of the brewing table.....one for a motorized grain mill and one for a grain storage bin. I'll keep plugging away, but it's getting hard to find the extra time. I can't wait to get the carpet, so I can get all of the furniture out of this room!

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Here's a couple of pics of my fermentation chambers in the corner......and a link to that build if interested.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hopp...-lager-301274/

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Let's all bow to our master
Hoppopotomus I have yet to see something that you made that does not make me drool. I am so jealous. keep us dreaming

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Yeah this looks like its got awesome written all over it. Im pulling up a seat.

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