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Old 08-25-2010, 01:23 PM   #171
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Hey Josh, I also forgto to ask about the thermometer mounting, what do you use to connect it to the Tee? Thanks again, Scott
The threaded SS tee is welded to the keggle. Then the thermometer just screws into the end of the tee, with its thermowell extending through the tee into the vessel. Check out the first page of posts in this thread for some reference pictures.

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Old 08-25-2010, 03:06 PM   #172
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FYI, in your sketchup the angle iron on the top is flipped from what mine is. That is, your keggles will sit "down in" the space when in-use, whereas mine sit on the top surface. Either will work, but you will need to compensate for that in the overall height, as you are losing 1.5 inches in storage wiggle room below. The bottom ones are the same as mine; they sit down in when stored.

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Yah. That was more or less by design. In an earlier post to this thread, you had mentioned you were 6' 3". I'm 5' 10 and didn't want to reach over the keggles. Since I'm going all electric, I shortened the stand by about 3" which took out the burners, used 4" casters rather than 5" and turned the angle iron in the opposite direction so the keggles would sit inside of the top section. Now my overall height is rougly 54".

I've got the stand built and the kegs fit as designed. The only problem I see is that I may not be able to set the kegs in the bottom section at an angle then tilt them up. I may be scraping paint getting them in and out. I'll have to check it out tonight when I get home.

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Old 08-25-2010, 09:17 PM   #173
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Hey Josh,

Do you have a picture of the insides of your Kettle and MT? Just interested in seeing how you have that setup. i.e. false bottom and what not.

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Old 11-10-2010, 04:13 PM   #174
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Do you have a picture of the insides of your Kettle and MT? Just interested in seeing how you have that setup. i.e. false bottom and what not.

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Sorry for the late reply Scott.

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Mash tun (without the thermometer installed)

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Old 11-22-2010, 04:13 AM   #175
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Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I got some paint on today.

Going with blue (maybe a racing stripe later):



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Hey Josh,

I was interested in how your paint is holding up. I am starting to collect supplies for a brutus build. I want to use stainless for the stand...but if your paint is holding up....that sure sways me towards mild steel..$$$$

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Old 11-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #176
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The paint has held up great. No complaints at all.

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Old 11-22-2010, 03:29 PM   #177
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Nice rig. Definitely love the control box feature. I been designing one just on paper so when I move I can start building, but never thought of that part of it. Looks like it is back to the drawing board. At least your schematics are easy enough to understand for someone who doesn't know too much about electrical wiring.

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Default Thats a perfect setup!

I will most likely try to duplicate your setup. Do you have the Length, height, and width? I can probably figure it out but I like to keep it tight for storage. Great idea by the way! Also is there anything you would change? Thanks Dave

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The frame itself without the casters is:
60 (length) x 20 (depth) x 30 (height)

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Old 01-15-2011, 05:32 AM   #180
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Best thread I've seen. Nice, nice work and even better documentation.

Silly noob question: Where did you procure your kegs for the keggles? Having trouble locating any. Used? New? What is a reasonable price to pay?

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