Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Fermenters > pulley hoist system for carboys
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-05-2012, 07:13 PM   #21
CastleHollow
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CastleHollow's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midlothian, VA
Posts: 672
Liked 101 Times on 72 Posts
Likes Given: 60

Default

In last year's "Gadgets" issue of Zymurgy, someone constructed a carboy lift. Instead of attaching to the bucket or carboy carrier, the pulley was attached to a platform that the fermenter sat on. Seemed to be a much more stable application.

__________________
CastleHollow is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2012, 07:24 PM   #22
mikescooling
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,858
Liked 230 Times on 178 Posts
Likes Given: 211

Default

You could use a "Brew hauler" and strap each side to deer skinning gambles. Bass pro has them for cheep.

__________________
mikescooling is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2012, 07:27 PM   #23
cheezydemon3
Registered User
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: louisville
Posts: 12,967
Liked 1649 Times on 1240 Posts
Likes Given: 3007

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zeppman View Post
No.. that's not it at all. I don't like the buckets because I've gotten screwed on a batch that got infected once... and that was my only infection ever in hundreds of batches... not saying it was the bucket... but still. (It was an old bucket... my fault, but still.) You really ferment in kegs? I haven't heard or seen this. What do you do for blow off/air lock?
IT IS SO EASY!!!

Hundreds of threads, tons of brewers do this.

Remove the post and dip tube, shove a rubber stopper on that covers the threads and accepts the airlock. DONE! (Add wort and yeast)

It bubbles like normal. You can add the dip tuba and post to transfer with co2, it has tons of advantages.....including transferring beer into the keezer without lifting ANYTHING.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PU_8bnT2pk
__________________
cheezydemon3 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2012, 08:07 PM   #24
duckredbeard
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ATL
Posts: 589
Liked 43 Times on 33 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hang Glider
even a single pulley would help -
good graphic, Cheesy. While you were hunting that down, I drew this....

I know, I know...better than I thought. Might have to think about some studio work....
I seriously doubt he is that skinny...
__________________
duckredbeard is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #25
TBaGZ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Estero, FL
Posts: 559
Liked 31 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

What about setting the carboy in a milk crate or something first? You could put a short rope from each of the 4 corners to a pulley over the middle.

__________________
I want to make beer!
TBaGZ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2012, 12:38 AM   #26
pb300
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 24
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

This + This

Possibly a bit over the top, but you get the idea.
__________________
pb300 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2012, 12:43 AM   #27
TBaGZ
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Estero, FL
Posts: 559
Liked 31 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 91

Default

Lol a bit?

__________________
I want to make beer!
TBaGZ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2012, 12:50 AM   #28
pb300
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 24
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Lol a bit?
Sometimes you need to lift a carboy, sometimes you need to lift a whole keezer. Always better to be prepared right?
__________________
pb300 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2012, 12:52 AM   #29
lschiavo
Drinks Beer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
lschiavo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Surrounded by Yoopers
Posts: 4,005
Liked 795 Times on 531 Posts
Likes Given: 550

Default

I want to see what you come up with. I have a small block and tackle. I really want to use it for something...

Pics are henceforth required.

I reject the above diagram as a stick figure cannot possibly represent a homebrewer.

__________________
lschiavo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2012, 01:55 AM   #30
scottland
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 2,117
Liked 138 Times on 105 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I'll actually be honest, and don't take this in a disrespectful way: I've always felt for homebrewers who aren't 'strong'. I'm a rather strong guy, and I workout hard 3-4 times a week, and it takes a lot for me to 'gracefully' lift a full carboy or keg. I can lift a full 1/2bbl, but it is not graceful.

So I can understand the wanting for something to make it easier. We as homebrewers lift heavy crap rather frequently. With that said, this is a really bad idea if you are working with glass carboys. Get a brew hauler, or move to plastic fermenters. When carboys drop and go boom, it's not pretty

__________________
http://www.bertusbrewery.com/
scottland is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BIAB brew stand with hoist and pump fortydegnorth Brew Stands 161 08-07-2014 06:16 PM
Pulley system for BIAB mcduhamel Brew Stands 8 04-30-2012 02:40 AM
I need a lift or pulley system Whippy Brew Stands 11 06-21-2011 05:53 AM
Gravity Fed AG system using hoist? Pkendzi Brew Stands 2 03-28-2011 02:11 AM
pulley sizing for motorized mil martinworswick Other 5 10-02-2010 09:08 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS