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Bsquared 12-03-2007 12:43 AM

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I need to build a stand for my HERMS but this cart is working out well for now . I plan on putting a pump on the HLT and automate the sparge, install my water filter, and build a counter flow chiller. But this set up has worked well for me, It's vary compact and mobile. witch is good for me, because of all my stuff I have crammed into my one car garage.

Bsquared 12-03-2007 12:43 AM

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I need to build a stand for my HERMS but this cart is working out well for now . I plan on putting a pump on the HLT and automate the sparge, install my water filter, and build a counter flow chiller. But this set up has worked well for me, It's vary compact and mobile. witch is good for me, because of all my stuff I have crammed into my one car garage.

Denny's Evil Concoctions 03-08-2008 02:04 AM

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Here's mine.


Bernie Brewer 04-14-2008 11:47 PM

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I finally got around to finishing mine this weekend. It is essentially the same as Lil' Sparky's original gravity-fed brewing tree with one little difference. I'm a lazy slob, so instead of welding the bottom tier directly onto the trunk, I put it onto a sleeve that can be raised and lowered with a boat winch. That way I don't have to pick up 10+ gallons of wort in order to drain it into my carboys. I plan on popping the cherry on this one next weekend.

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Bernie Brewer 04-14-2008 11:47 PM

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I finally got around to finishing mine this weekend. It is essentially the same as Lil' Sparky's original gravity-fed brewing tree with one little difference. I'm a lazy slob, so instead of welding the bottom tier directly onto the trunk, I put it onto a sleeve that can be raised and lowered with a boat winch. That way I don't have to pick up 10+ gallons of wort in order to drain it into my carboys. I plan on popping the cherry on this one next weekend.

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Bernie Brewer 04-14-2008 11:47 PM

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I finally got around to finishing mine this weekend. It is essentially the same as Lil' Sparky's original gravity-fed brewing tree with one little difference. I'm a lazy slob, so instead of welding the bottom tier directly onto the trunk, I put it onto a sleeve that can be raised and lowered with a boat winch. That way I don't have to pick up 10+ gallons of wort in order to drain it into my carboys. I plan on popping the cherry on this one next weekend.

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Dr_Deathweed 04-23-2008 08:11 PM

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This is my current brewstand:
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Still working on a design for a real brewstand, so for now, I think I will re-read this thread and drool....


sleepystevenson 12-18-2008 05:44 PM

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Here's my one barrel rig in action for the second time:


c-note 12-23-2008 02:17 AM

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Decided to go with a wood frame after seeing the other one on this thread. Just finished testing it - no major issues. Brought about 7 gallons up to boil, added some Star San, and started pumping it through everything. I used 1/2" Hardibacker to protect the wood from the heat. Seems to work well, there is about a 1/2" gap between the Hardibacker and wood so there will be little conductive heat to the wood. I integrated a CFC below the table on which the cooler is placed. There are three sets of fittings at the front, those are CFC water in/out, pump in/out, and CFC wort in/out. All the hose is 1/2" silicone with QD's on everything. I have a water hose hookup on back that is plumbed to the valves on the far left and right.

Things left to do:
-Install sight glasses on both kegs.
-Install valve on upper rightmost keg to regulate wort coming out of the CFC.
-One more strip of Hardibacker to protect the front "counter" from the burners.
-Replace some of the nozzles with screws on the 23-tip burners.
-Polish kegs.

Comments/suggestions/questions are welcome.

Can't wait to brew a batch on this!


c-note 12-24-2008 02:47 PM

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Here's a side view of one of the burners. The Hardibacker does a good job of keeping heat away from the wood. I made straight cuts through the angle iron and notched the wood. Haven't seen any sagging so far.

I do need to block off some of the tips in the burner - the flame is hard to control with all 23 tips on. I keep getting a small flame in the base of each tip where the air is supposed to be mixed with the gas and it starts burning yellow. I think enough of the gas is combusting in the base of the tip to make the mixture at the output of the tip too "lean" and causing the yellow flame. Blocking off some of the tips should increase the pressure and prevent the flame at the base of the tip. I've seen the thread about blocking off some of the tips and will try that.



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