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Old 08-04-2009, 03:23 AM   #1
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Default My Brew Build - Elm Street Brewery - Part 5 - The Stand and Setup

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Part 5.

The previous posts are:

Part 1 - Introduction
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-brew-build-elm-street-brewery-part-1-introduction-129652/

Part 2 - The Grain Mill
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-brew-build-elm-street-brewery-part-2-grain-mill-129770/

Part 3 - The Mash/LauterTun
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-brew-build-elm-street-brewery-part-3-mash-lautertun-129913/

Part 4 - The HLT and Keggle
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-brew-build-elm-street-brewery-part-4-hlt-keggle-130091/


I decided to make my brewstand from wood. I have seen some awesome brewstands made from metal but I am no welder. So when I saw people using wood I thought that was the way to go. I can cut wood and hammer a nail so it seemed logical, plus the cost was much cheaper.

I used simpson-strong-ties to put it all together, while modifying a basic design they had on their website.

Here's a pic showing the start of construction:

esb_stand_build_2.jpg

Here's the stand completely finished, but before staining:

esb_stand_build_3.jpg

Here's the stand finished and stained with all the pieces in place. Two outdoor burners, both with their own propane tanks:

esb_whole_system.jpg

A closer pic of the setup, this time with the march pump extended from below the shelf:

esb_whole_system_with_pump_mcu.jpg

And my favorite feature, my nifty paddle holder!!!:

esb_stand_build_5_paddle_holder.jpg

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And this is the way I'm going with mine! Looks really really great. Did you use any water-proofing? I'd like to feel ok about spraying mine down.

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I decided to make my brewstand from wood. I have seen some awesome brewstands made from metal but I am no welder. So when I saw people using wood I thought that was the way to go. I can cut wood and hammer a nail so it seemed logical, plus the cost was much cheaper.

I used simpson-strong-ties to put it all together, while modifying a basic design they had on their website.
Here I thought I was going to see fine mortise and tennon joinery. Just kidding, everything is looking very good and also very strong. Great job so far. I really like how you documented your build.
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Very nice! Where did you get those strong-ties?

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Old 02-03-2010, 01:10 AM   #5
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Home Depot in Canada.

Here's the Strong-Tie website

http://www.strongtie.com/

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Part 1 - Introduction | Part 2 - The Grain Mill | Part 3 - The Mash/LauterTun

Part 4 - The HLT and Keggle | Part 5 - The Stand and Setup | Part 6 - The Fermenter
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