Originally Posted by JetSmooth
So, for decoration?
You could go and buy something new, and probably waste the money on an unused piece of equipment. Or you could doctor something up to look like it's equipment.
How about getting an old oil tank, painting it with copper and building a brick ring aorund the bottom, or wrapping in copper sheeting and then putting wood planks around it?
My local brewpub actually brews in the equipment they display behind glass. They're copper kettles with wooden staves wrapped around them. I assume they're steam heated.
Great idea with the oil tank, and I like where your head is at. I was just looking for something used, and perhaps not in working condition. My idea with the balcony can't weigh too much, thus I can't brew up there I don't believe. If I could reinforce the ceiling I would have the brewery there and visible behind glass, as the room is roughly 19' wide x 16' deep if I need it to be. Do you think that would be enough room, and wouldn't a complete functioning system weigh too much?