Well i got a good start today on my first day of vacation. No Christmas shopping done but i got the base of my new brew stand built.
If all goes well tomorrow I will install the metal bars for the kegs to sit on and put some wheels on it, also maybe add some wood to fill in the bottom. I built it large enough to hold my keggle and HLT. I will be adding some hinges on the right side and adding a board that will raise up and hold my mashtun(did this just as a space saver for when not brewing). Hopefully i will be able to test it out this weekend to see if i will need to add any metal flashing to protect the wood. From my measurements there is a good 7 inches between kegs and wood on all sides. Once i get my pump for Christmas i will mount it and start on the RIMS system. But hopefully as soon as i get my pump i will start brewing on it. let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions. Thought i would post here since i have gotten so many good ideas from here. Hopefully I will get a membership here for Chirstmas, this website has without a doubt taught me almost everything i know about brewing.