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Old 04-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #11
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I am pondering the hole diameter needed for fittings and such on the triclover clamps passing through the deck of my stand. What I have in mind is attaching the fittings to the keg first and then feeding it through the top of the brew stand. What size hole would need to be cut to accommodate plenty of clearance from the wood to the tri-clamp hardware?
I haven't done this kind of setup, but I'd recommend a 4" hole saw. Since the weight of the keg is going to be supported by the 16" rim, I don't think you really have to worry about making the hole too big.

You could always cut a 4" hole in a scrap piece of wood and see if that would work for you.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:25 PM   #12
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Looks good so far. I like the idea of an electric system, but I started a Brutus 10 clone mid last summer and have used it 10-12 times so far. I just added my second pump and splash shield and I am pretty much done with it. a few more things I will tweek.
I agree with LandoLincoln - use a scrap to test but I wouldn't worry about going to big, you might have a need to reach underthere and mess with something and you would need the room. can't tell if you have cross supports for the weight but if you do then the holes won't matter.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:11 PM   #13
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What size tri-clamps should I be looking for to tie into my kegs?

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Old 04-06-2012, 04:55 AM   #14
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So, this evening I was able to finish sanding my brew stand. I will lay down some polyurethane tomorrow.

Before and after...

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After the Second coat of Poly...

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So, I ran over to Lowes today and was sorely disappointing to realize that ~22 foot /$25 remnant of 10-3 flexible power cord I saw the other day was already picked up by someone else... However, I had someone help me (from another department... the electricity department dude never showed up in 5 minutes of me standing there looking at the mass storage of cable) This lady spooled off 20 feet of flexible 10-3 and wrote down some obscure lowes product code. I went about shopping for a few more things and checked out. It wasn't till I got home (half-hour drive) that I looked at the receipt. She must have written down the wrong code or something. What should have been $35 worth of wire was actually only charged at $8!!!

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:10 AM   #17
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So, I ran over to Lowes today and was sorely disappointing to realize that ~22 foot /$25 remnant of 10-3 flexible power cord I saw the other day was already picked up by someone else... However, I had someone help me (from another department... the electricity department dude never showed up in 5 minutes of me standing there looking at the mass storage of cable) This lady spooled off 20 feet of flexible 10-3 and wrote down some obscure lowes product code. I went about shopping for a few more things and checked out. It wasn't till I got home (half-hour drive) that I looked at the receipt. She must have written down the wrong code or something. What should have been $35 worth of wire was actually only charged at $8!!!
I don't mess with brewing karma like that. I was at the self-serve propane station outside my local Menard's picking up a spare tank for my brewing setup and the system only charged me for a refill when I was picking up a whole tank. I thought about just walking away, but I didn't want that negative karma on my brew system. Sure, call me silly, but YOU'LL see. My next batch of beer is going to be kickass.
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I don't mess with brewing karma like that. I was at the self-serve propane station outside my local Menard's picking up a spare tank for my brewing setup and the system only charged me for a refill when I was picking up a whole tank. I thought about just walking away, but I didn't want that negative karma on my brew system. Sure, call me silly, but YOU'LL see. My next batch of beer is going to be kickass.
Problem is, this store is a 30 minute drive from me. I am NOT driving 60 miles round trip to right a wrong of a non existent imployee. Besides, I don't believe in that karma hocus-pocus crap...
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That's just Karma paying you back for some righteous deed you did recently man! I'd just roll with it!

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That's just Karma paying you back for some righteous deed you did recently man! I'd just roll with it!
Ha! I guess that its the other way to look at it.
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