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Old 07-25-2010, 12:14 PM   #11
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Nice! I like the Erector Set look. Why didn't I think of that?

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Old 07-25-2010, 02:24 PM   #12
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You may consider a diagonal support if the stand has any side play. There will be a lot of hot water weight on there, plus the forces of stirring the mash.

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Old 07-25-2010, 03:46 PM   #13
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I am going to be doing a stress test today, once I finish the keg supports for the bottom and top tier. I ordered a counterflow chiller and pump from AHS. Great prices! $70 for the counterflow and $130 for the pump...

Anyhow, by next weekend this thing should be ready for a brew!

P.S. I am not seeing any play at the moment, and the support structure for the MT isn't what I am worried about, it's the supports for the kegs. I am thinking that I could always a diagonal side support on both ends of the stand, keep it from shimmying that way.

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Old 07-25-2010, 07:55 PM   #14
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Great use of materials, never would of thought about the slotted angle iron

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Old 07-26-2010, 10:38 AM   #15
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Nice reddskinnfan! can't wait to see it with the burners in place.

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Old 07-31-2010, 06:40 PM   #16
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Sorry about the delay and getting back to you guys. I did a stress test and everything looks good. Both kegs and the 70qt cooler were full, and I didn't see any play in the frame.

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Let me know what you guys think! Any other suggestions would be great too!

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I'd be concerned about the heat warping and weakening the steel, but if you keep your eye on it, and shut it down if anything looks out of place, go for it.

I like your setup, so keep me posted about how it does after a few batches.

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Here are some more pics of my converted kegs... Let me know what you guys think!

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Thanks for all of the support, and I hope someone else can use this info for a build!

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Here are some pics of the brewstand in action:



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I really like the setup of your stand! I may end up with something very close to that for my stand in the future.

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