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Old 08-19-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
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Hi all, Im relatively new to brewing since my neighbor, who has brewed for years, got me interested on it about a year ago. We have been doing AG with a couple of extracts here and there and it's been on his 3 tier propane rig which is mostly manual operation minus a plate chiller & march pump. I have a background in Electrical and currently I&C, so you can imagine that after being the brewing assistant a few times I was quickly looking for ways to modify it. Well after I began reading articles, watching videos on homebrewing and visiting the LHBS I decided that it was time to jump in and make something. While brewing outside one freezing Detroit winter night I thought about doing it inside and not freezing our arses off; and that's when it hit me. Build an indoor electric brewery. After debating to do it in the basement or the garage I realized the garage was the best since it was already plumbed with a sink and I wasn't about to move my kegerator down the stairs. Ive taken quite a few pictures since the beginning and Ill do my best to post them along the way, as of now Im about 2/3 the way finished. After moving cabinets and fridges around a bit here is the space. Wish me luck and Cheers!

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With the help from the Electric Brewery I was able to design and make a control box. I had some primer and bright red paint left over from something and it sure does stand out!

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While I waited for the control components to arrive I had some cedar left over from a fence project last year and put this thing together in about an hour, hit it with a water seal and then with 2 poly-acrylic coats. Attached it to the wall studs for insurance.

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i was following this awesome thread and then it abruptly ended?

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From the looks of his last post to HBT, he may be laying on his basement floor...

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From the looks of his last post to HBT, he may be laying on his basement floor...

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oh wow, haha!!!
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Apologies, I did slip and fall a few times ..conveniently under the kegerator. I made some significant advancements towards the goal line and will post pics coming soon.

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