Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > 2-Tier Brewstand Build
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
diverpat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
diverpat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 114
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default 2-Tier Brewstand Build

I finally pulled the trigger and started my brewstand. It is a 2-tier propane HERMS system. Parts are slowly trickling in and I hope to give it a water test run next week. My buddy and I just welded it up and painted it yesterday. Today we do the stainless work, shields, logos, and shelves. Soon I hope to automate the HLT, but until then it will be all manual temp control/babysitting. I'm looking forward to dumping money I don't have into this thing in the months to come!


Google Sketchup Plans


Getting her ready for paint


All painted up

__________________
diverpat is offline
docrw Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #2
ahaley
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tracy, Ca
Posts: 647
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts

Default

Looks great! Good luck!

__________________

South Paw all day, every day.

ahaley is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
dbrewski
This is my User Title
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dbrewski's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Indeterminate
Posts: 1,020
Liked 52 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

Unique design! and compact, I like it.

__________________
dbrewski is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2012, 12:20 AM   #4
Mr_Pear
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mr_Pear's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 248
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Oooo I like it too! Can you share the sketch up plans too?

__________________
Mr_Pear is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2012, 03:27 PM   #5
diverpat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
diverpat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 114
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Wow this thing is getting expensive, I'm a few hundred over budget already. It doesn't help that I kinked my copper HERMS coil and had to trash it, $70 lost. Now I'm not taking any chances and went with a SS one from stainlessbrewing.com.

It was built with 26' of 1.5" square steel tube, and 42" of 1" flat bar stock. The design was to minimize welds and materials. Luckily my buddy owns a metal fabrication shop and we went from steel bar to painted up in 3 hours. The heat shield were cut on a computer controlled plasma cutter table which made life easy.

Set up with kettles and MLT, looks damn close to the design!


Burner and heat shield


Dims on Google Sketchup

__________________
diverpat is offline
docrw Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #6
rekoob
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rekoob's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Norfolk, VA
Posts: 1,084
Liked 60 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

DUDE! you have a nice looking stand there. I like the design alot. If i would have seen this a year ago I might have gone way. Nicely done!
Have you run it yet? I think that upper level is going to get hot from the lower burner. will check back to see how it goes.

__________________
rekoob is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2012, 06:46 PM   #7
pfgonzo
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
pfgonzo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California
Posts: 685
Liked 68 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 62

Default

Great looking stand! (though it looks like someone needs to rub some BKF on his HLT hehe)

__________________
pfgonzo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2012, 07:05 PM   #8
GoodDogShelby
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
GoodDogShelby's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Erlanger, KY
Posts: 209
Liked 28 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

I think you've just given me the basis for my RIMS build. This looks like it would be a very efficient set up for RIMS and even better, it looks like it would be easy to start basic and add to as I get $$ and experience.

__________________
GoodDogShelby is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-10-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
diverpat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
diverpat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 114
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Thanks for all the kind works everyone! Let's hope function follows form on this one.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rekoob View Post
Have you run it yet? I think that upper level is going to get hot from the lower burner. will check back to see how it goes.
I'm a week away from completing the build. I have the last bit of parts coming in early next week and I have to build the gas manifold.

I was wondering about the heat getting to the second teir, I'll have to watch for that. I already have some ideas for additional heat shields if needed.
__________________
diverpat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-17-2012, 12:59 AM   #10
diverpat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
diverpat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 114
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I'm 95% done bare bones portion of stand. Did a water test run today and besides the learning curve, all is good. I've learned I need some silicon gloves so I don't burn the **** out of my hands while moving the cam locks/hoses. I probably have to raise and reposition the pump to avoid air locks. and I need to tweak the sparging technique with the current setup. This is my first experience with a brew stand so the first few brews should be interesting.






__________________
diverpat is offline
docrw Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Angle Iron Single Tier Brewstand Build TallyPatriot DIY Projects 18 12-14-2013 04:43 PM
The Single Tier Brewstand Build Just Got Easier GusWatab DIY Projects 6 06-11-2012 06:07 PM
Single tier weldless brewstand build tulsabrewdaddy DIY Projects 35 01-31-2012 02:31 PM
DIY 2-Tier AG brewstand build bhambrew DIY Projects 33 09-28-2010 10:28 PM
3-Tier Temp Brewstand Build Design deezy DIY Projects 6 08-02-2010 09:30 PM