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Old 01-29-2013, 10:53 PM   #281
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Thanks for your cooperation. I just put my order in.
I will be waiting to see the finished product. You will have to post a picture of your rig when you are done.

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:08 PM   #282
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Not only is it for beer its also like a huge erector set for adults.

I was thinking about welding one up, but since I am not a welder, I would have to get some one to make one up and it would cost about 4 or 5 hundred dollars for the stand alone. Now I dont have to worry about it, I can just make my own.

Now I have to read through the whole thing, Very KOOL!

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:46 PM   #283
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I will be waiting to see the finished product. You will have to post a picture of your rig when you are done.

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I will definitely do that.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:28 AM   #284
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Not only is it for beer its also like a huge erection set for adults.
Now we just need wood blocks shaped like Legos and even the electric set ups will be an easy creation, haha
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:09 PM   #285
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Lowes is currently closing out 10' sections of electro galvanized superstrut. The regular price was $18.69. Closeout price was $11.21.

I found a store in Huntsville that had 12 left and told them I wanted 8 @ $11.21 then talked them into throwing in the other 4 for nothing to close out their inventory. That ended up in a cost of $7.47 per 10' section.

I don't know if any lowes stores in your areas still have this but if they do, it's a good deal. Item number is 167125.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_167125-53911-ZA12HS10EG_0

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Old 01-31-2013, 02:16 AM   #286
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Still waiting on casters and jet burners to show up in the mail, but I'm getting close. I've still gotta tap into the home natural gas line too.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:19 AM   #287
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Still waiting on casters and jet burners to show up in the mail, but I'm getting close. I've still gotta tap into the home natural gas line too.
Looks great, make sure you have the proper btu rating by the time you hit your burners. But I did the gravity fed design.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:20 AM   #288
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Where did you find diamond plate that size?

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Where did you find diamond plate that size?
Home D has small pieces. The one I used was 12"x24" for $34.00!!! U can find it cheaper though. I just didn't want to wait for it to come in the mail.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:41 AM   #290
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This thread inspired me to build my own two tier weldless brewstand with strut, and thought I'd share my creation.

I purchased a majority of the components from another local brewer on Craigslist for $500, which was a steal considering I got all three keggles, three propane 23 tip jet burners, two March 809 pumps, and most all of the thermometers.

I took that setup and rebuilt the frame using galvanized strut, rewired and cleaned up the electrical to be GFCI, replaced the 1/2" black gas piping, added whirlpool fittings and all new stainless pickups, all stainless quick connects and silicon tubing, converted the HLT to a HERMS system with 50-ft of 1/2-in 316 SS tubing, a Blichmann Therminator, and countless other SS fittings.

I based a lot of my build off of Kals Electric Brewery. His book was an incredibly valuable resource for my build. Next step is automating the HERMS system with a PID controller setup.

I brewed two 10-gal batches last weekend and loved it!

Cheers!

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