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Old 08-17-2011, 01:01 AM   #21
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Great job so far........I have a natural gas hook-up that is available in my brew area if I ever decide to brew inside my home. It would work perfectly to just hook a burner up to it with a valve, vent it outside and I'm set.

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Old 08-17-2011, 02:44 AM   #22
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Great job so far........I have a natural gas hook-up that is available in my brew area if I ever decide to brew inside my home. It would work perfectly to just hook a burner up to it with a valve, vent it outside and I'm set.
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With a good commercial exhaust fan and natural gas you can use the high pressure burners that produce much more heat. Natural Gas burns much more efficient than propane.
I have to use propane, no natural gas here. Indoors is the only option as I don't have a garage, 3 gallons works on the propane stove in the kitchen, but I want to move to 10 gallons. 3 gallons just is not enough, I go thru a batch before the next one is even bottled.
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:29 AM   #23
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thanks for the info. im deciding now what im going to do as far as my dedicated space is concerned. i have been toying with the idea to brew out of basement but i was concerned about the ventilation aspect. i would be using natural gas but that space is only 5 1/2 feet by 12 so im not even sure if thats all that practical. any idea how much an adequate commercial fan is going to run you?

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Old 08-17-2011, 12:22 PM   #24
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thanks for the info. im deciding now what im going to do as far as my dedicated space is concerned. i have been toying with the idea to brew out of basement but i was concerned about the ventilation aspect. i would be using natural gas but that space is only 5 1/2 feet by 12 so im not even sure if thats all that practical. any idea how much an adequate commercial fan is going to run you?
5 1/2 by 12 is 66 square feet, mine is only 77 square feet. Organized and planned correctly it could work. Well the 140 cubic foot per minute fan I need is at Lowe's for 130 plus tax. It is their standard commercial grade bathroom fan without a light. Not outrageous, but more then hobby budget has right now. The room is a total of 577 cubic feet, with 80 in and 140 out that's 220 CFM of air flow, less the ducting which is just under 20 cubic feet, so the fan system will cycle the air about every 3 to 4 minutes. Should be enough to remove CO; CO2; unburned propane and moisture. The Fresh air in is in the ceiling at the opposite side of the room as the exhaust. The exhaust fan will be about 24 inches up from the floor very near the burners. So I will a positive air flow in , through and out. Well that is the plan. When I get further along I will post some more pics and info.
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:07 PM   #25
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Nice workmanship, but how is the end of that lower portion of your plywood shelves supported??

Also, wont that room get pretty warm with the burners going?

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Nice workmanship, but how is the end of that lower portion of your plywood shelves supported??

Also, wont that room get pretty warm with the burners going?
The last two shelves are supported by two 1 1/2" plywood strips under the shelves. Those strips are screwed to studs using 3 inch screws. The end piece is screwed to those strips. with 1.5 inch screws. The 1 1/2" strips are screwed to the opposite end board that goes to the floor. The end that appears to float will hold my weight (230 Lbs) on the top shelf because of leverage. The bottom shelf will be for storing light items like empty bottling buckets, and is not intended for heavy items. So it is a visual effect, so Thank You, for noticing! a trick I learned from an old carpenter (my Dad).
Also the plywood shelves are 3/4" plywood.

Yes I am very concerned that in summer it may get warm in there. In winter when the outside air coming in that 4 inch vent is 5 below being too warm will not be a concern. The basement normally is 48 in winter and 52 in summer. This summer was odd... got as warm as 68 so if this type of summer continues then yes summer brewing will be warm..
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:52 PM   #27
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Got the laptop workstation installed. It is right by the door so it had to fold away when not in use. Since I am always on HBT when I am brewing, I had to have a place for my laptop.

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Here it is with the laptop!

Now the receptacle in the middle of the wall make sense?

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Old 08-31-2011, 02:27 AM   #29
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Good idea

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Put a couple coats of poly on all of the wood, and added a platform for a 10 gallon cooler mash tun.

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