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Old 10-26-2007, 11:21 PM   #11
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I'd opt for a new 2 car garage that'll double as a brew house and whatever else you want to host.

In the summer time you can open both bay doors or just get one large one.

To keep the flies out you can do as they do in Mexico and hang baggies filled with water over the entrances. The sunlight reflects off the water and the flies multifacted eyes mutiply the sunlight so they stay away.

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:30 PM   #12
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A two car detached garage is another project in this money pit

We've got a bit of room too. The house is smack in the middle.



The property is about 800 ft. long. This was taken during last year's drought, so the horse pasture is brown on the hill. It's back to being green now.

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:47 PM   #13
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Where on that pic are you putting the shed? Shade trees will help control temp a ton.

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:56 PM   #14
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Ed....I'm jealous. Therefore, you suck

Take a look at these plans, theres many http://www.designer-shed-plans.com/

I'm going to build this one for my woodshop this spring http://www.designer-shed-plans.com/2325.htm I may try to incorporate a brew area in it, but its going to be mainly for woodwork. Not sure if the two would be compatible.

One thing I would want in my hypothetical brew shed would be a self draining tiled floor. That way when I spill on it, I can just hose it off. Also, all my countertops would be able to be hosed off, so slight angle to the self draining floor.

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If you bottle at all, maybe a deep closet for conditioning. You could keep your other brew stuff in there too with hanging space for tubes, etc. How about a closet sharing a wall with the chill room as a lager closet. Restraunt style hood for the boiling area. Floor drain for "spilled milk". And make sure the floor is above the elevation of the surrounding terrain to reduce the risk of flooding. I'm sure I'll think of more when I'm trying to fall asleep tonight.

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Old 10-27-2007, 01:40 AM   #16
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To keep the flies out you can do as they do in Mexico and hang baggies filled with water over the entrances. The sunlight reflects off the water and the flies multifacted eyes mutiply the sunlight so they stay away.
We do that in Texas too

How about a wrap around porch and something like this on the side of the hut?



That way you could brew in the rain...plus it doesn't get that cold in Austin. I'd rather brew outside and have more room for fermenters/cold room inside

Either way you suck Ed
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:55 AM   #17
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I'm assuming you're running permanent plumbing and electricity out to your hut. I'd want a utility sink (at a minimum), if not a nice big sink for the bar. Then, I'd include at least 100A service with a half dozen-ish 120V circuits, and one or two 220V circuits (keep the options open, even if you don't have any 220V toys...yet). If there's have natural gas service at the house, I'd definitely consider running a line to the brew hut (probably requires a permit, though...).

The cold room is an AWESOME idea - maybe you could have two sections - one for fermenting, and one for serving/storage. If you got crafty, you could run both sections on a single refrigeration unit, and just use a fan on a thermostat to circulate air from the cold side to the "warm" side.

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Build one semi-underground. That'd be cool. A subterranean with good ventillation.

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Old 10-27-2007, 02:03 AM   #19
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Build one semi-underground. That'd be cool. A subterranean with good ventillation.
Too many rocks in Texas....basements are unheard of down here

Would be cool though
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:07 AM   #20
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This is not quite 1/2 of my back yard.

I wouldn't know where to put a brewhut since there's already a single car garage back there....
Single tractor garage....???
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