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joenads 09-15-2011 02:44 AM

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Attached a couple of pictures. I wasn't able to get the keggles built yet, I actually built some shelves in the garage to make room for the system. I got a mini fridge as well. Took it apart this evening so I can get into my fermentation chamber/brew stand.


joenads 09-15-2011 02:44 AM

3 Attachment(s)

Attached a couple of pictures. I wasn't able to get the keggles built yet, I actually built some shelves in the garage to make room for the system. I got a mini fridge as well. Took it apart this evening so I can get into my fermentation chamber/brew stand.


joenads 09-15-2011 02:44 AM

3 Attachment(s)

Attached a couple of pictures. I wasn't able to get the keggles built yet, I actually built some shelves in the garage to make room for the system. I got a mini fridge as well. Took it apart this evening so I can get into my fermentation chamber/brew stand.


joenads 10-14-2011 01:39 PM

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Well, it's been a while, but I'm still "chugging" ahead. Got my ferm chamber/stand all built and had 2 gallons of water holding steady at 8 degrees C. Had to swap out the transformer in my controller (didn't realize there were ones for 220 and 110...). Solder a small fan into the out put of the transformer so now I have a fan on all the time.

Attachment 35883
Just a teaser with my 95% done keggles. It's a bit taller than most rigs, so I'll probably just build a stool so I can have a better view inside the keggles



Attachment 35884
Compressor and coils from the fridge I tore apart.



Attachment 35885
The door way, tight fit for a keg, not sure if I can get one in thru the door with the sanke ferm kit on it. I staggered 2 layers of insulation and added weather striping.



Attachment 35886
Just the inside.


more pics to come...



Edite: Oops, wasn't ready to put the last pic on (damn phone posting), but thats the bitch of a thin walled stainless herms coil. I kinked it pretty good at the top there...water from the hose passes thru no problem, but I don't have my pumps yet to test it out. Gonna wait and try it out before I see if I need to take the coil out and cut that piece...


joenads 10-14-2011 01:39 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Well, it's been a while, but I'm still "chugging" ahead. Got my ferm chamber/stand all built and had 2 gallons of water holding steady at 8 degrees C. Had to swap out the transformer in my controller (didn't realize there were ones for 220 and 110...). Solder a small fan into the out put of the transformer so now I have a fan on all the time.

Attachment 35883
Just a teaser with my 95% done keggles. It's a bit taller than most rigs, so I'll probably just build a stool so I can have a better view inside the keggles



Attachment 35884
Compressor and coils from the fridge I tore apart.



Attachment 35885
The door way, tight fit for a keg, not sure if I can get one in thru the door with the sanke ferm kit on it. I staggered 2 layers of insulation and added weather striping.



Attachment 35886
Just the inside.


more pics to come...



Edite: Oops, wasn't ready to put the last pic on (damn phone posting), but thats the bitch of a thin walled stainless herms coil. I kinked it pretty good at the top there...water from the hose passes thru no problem, but I don't have my pumps yet to test it out. Gonna wait and try it out before I see if I need to take the coil out and cut that piece...


joenads 10-14-2011 01:39 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Well, it's been a while, but I'm still "chugging" ahead. Got my ferm chamber/stand all built and had 2 gallons of water holding steady at 8 degrees C. Had to swap out the transformer in my controller (didn't realize there were ones for 220 and 110...). Solder a small fan into the out put of the transformer so now I have a fan on all the time.

Attachment 35883
Just a teaser with my 95% done keggles. It's a bit taller than most rigs, so I'll probably just build a stool so I can have a better view inside the keggles



Attachment 35884
Compressor and coils from the fridge I tore apart.



Attachment 35885
The door way, tight fit for a keg, not sure if I can get one in thru the door with the sanke ferm kit on it. I staggered 2 layers of insulation and added weather striping.



Attachment 35886
Just the inside.


more pics to come...



Edite: Oops, wasn't ready to put the last pic on (damn phone posting), but thats the bitch of a thin walled stainless herms coil. I kinked it pretty good at the top there...water from the hose passes thru no problem, but I don't have my pumps yet to test it out. Gonna wait and try it out before I see if I need to take the coil out and cut that piece...


joenads 10-14-2011 01:39 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Well, it's been a while, but I'm still "chugging" ahead. Got my ferm chamber/stand all built and had 2 gallons of water holding steady at 8 degrees C. Had to swap out the transformer in my controller (didn't realize there were ones for 220 and 110...). Solder a small fan into the out put of the transformer so now I have a fan on all the time.

Attachment 35883
Just a teaser with my 95% done keggles. It's a bit taller than most rigs, so I'll probably just build a stool so I can have a better view inside the keggles



Attachment 35884
Compressor and coils from the fridge I tore apart.



Attachment 35885
The door way, tight fit for a keg, not sure if I can get one in thru the door with the sanke ferm kit on it. I staggered 2 layers of insulation and added weather striping.



Attachment 35886
Just the inside.


more pics to come...



Edite: Oops, wasn't ready to put the last pic on (damn phone posting), but thats the bitch of a thin walled stainless herms coil. I kinked it pretty good at the top there...water from the hose passes thru no problem, but I don't have my pumps yet to test it out. Gonna wait and try it out before I see if I need to take the coil out and cut that piece...


joenads 10-14-2011 01:39 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Well, it's been a while, but I'm still "chugging" ahead. Got my ferm chamber/stand all built and had 2 gallons of water holding steady at 8 degrees C. Had to swap out the transformer in my controller (didn't realize there were ones for 220 and 110...). Solder a small fan into the out put of the transformer so now I have a fan on all the time.

Attachment 35883
Just a teaser with my 95% done keggles. It's a bit taller than most rigs, so I'll probably just build a stool so I can have a better view inside the keggles



Attachment 35884
Compressor and coils from the fridge I tore apart.



Attachment 35885
The door way, tight fit for a keg, not sure if I can get one in thru the door with the sanke ferm kit on it. I staggered 2 layers of insulation and added weather striping.



Attachment 35886
Just the inside.


more pics to come...



Edite: Oops, wasn't ready to put the last pic on (damn phone posting), but thats the bitch of a thin walled stainless herms coil. I kinked it pretty good at the top there...water from the hose passes thru no problem, but I don't have my pumps yet to test it out. Gonna wait and try it out before I see if I need to take the coil out and cut that piece...


joenads 11-10-2011 02:11 AM

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I'm still here! Here's proof:
Attachment 38080


joenads 12-04-2011 11:21 PM

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I had my pilot brew yesterday. Couldn't post about it until now due to my other hobby taking up most of my day...

Attachment 39839

It was like a small victory seeing the wort circulate through the hoses since this was my first all grain effort, and second time overall

Attachment 39840

And seeing the mash

Attachment 39841


Underestimated my boil off rate, so I only got between 4 and 4.5 gallons. Hopefully I'll get that fixed for next weekend brew. I think my efficiency was about 84%. I pitched the yeast at 4 in the afternoon. Started seeing a little activity by 11. This was this morning at 7

Attachment 39842



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