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Old 05-10-2014, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Large drip tray for indoor brewery?

I'm on the hunt for a solution to the indoor brewery problem of potential spills. Even though I own the house, I don't want to install a permanent floor drain. Right now, I constantly move 3 of those boot trays around under my brew stand and dump them out as needed.

Does anyone know of a larger industrial application that might have a rubber/plastic drip tray that would be 6x6 ft (or larger) that I could leave in place to protect the floor and mop as needed?

I'm thinking a rubber/plastic tray at least 6' x 6' with sides at least 3" high....

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Old 05-12-2014, 01:44 PM   #2
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I did a real quick search for spill trays and it looks like grainger keeps a 48" x 48" in stock with an almost 5" lip....

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Old 05-12-2014, 01:57 PM   #3
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Hmm. Solid effort.

I guess I was visualizing something more like molded plastic/rubber. The biggest problem is the size. 4x4' is just big enough to be a real tripping hazard in the brew space..

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Old 05-12-2014, 07:10 PM   #4
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Oops, never mind. I didn't see that you were looking to get rid of your smaller trays and wanted a big one.

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Easiest solution is to fabricate a pan from plywood that is your 6x6 size and install a riser board around the edge. Next step is to line the pan and riser with plastic wrap. With that you are good to go.

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Old 05-12-2014, 09:36 PM   #6
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That is actually an awesome idea. A thick tarp would stand up to a lot of wear and tear.

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1 - Kiddie Pool - use a sharp knife to cut it down so it'll hold liquid but isn't a big trip hazard.

2 - If you have a solid floor, you can get outdoor pond liner, which is a very heavy mil plastic, used for building ponds in dug out holes. Build a frame of 2x4s around your brewery, don't bother with a floor / bottom. Lay the plastic in it, throw a few staples in around the perimeter to hold it, and tape over them wtih the special tape they sell for this material. Now you can build your setup any size you want.

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#2 is the winner. Perfect solution. Thanks BadNewsBrewery!

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PVC pipe frame with a tarp wrapped over the edges. Lighter than the 2x4s


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Hard to staple though right?

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