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Old 03-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default BIAB brew stand with hoist and pump

I recently sold my Brutus and decided to go BIAB for a smaller footprint and easier brewing. I like to brew in the garage, driveway or patio so being able to move it around without worrying about a pulley system in the ceiling was a must. I decided to incorporate a small 600# boat winch to lift the steamer basket from the kettle to allow it to drain and to smash all the wort from the grain. I found a Little Giant pump and 23 tip natural gas burner to use with the 82 quart Bayou Classic steamer pot. I added a grill spark ignitor to the burner so I don't have to hunt the torch all the time. No testing yet but I'm hoping it lights well. Threw the stand together this past week and I love that it only takes up 2 sqaure feet of space and is low enough to easily work with. Made a little polished switch panel/ heat shield and shelf for the counterflow chiller as well. Now it's time to brew up a batch.

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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That's awesome! I really like this idea!

Having the winch in the corner, do you have to worry about weight or it being tippy?

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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Wow, this is really fantastic! What capacity is this system?

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:13 PM   #4
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That is one sweet looking rig you got!

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That's awesome! I really like this idea!

Having the winch in the corner, do you have to worry about weight or it being tippy?
with the weight of the water and stand i doubt it....

Empty, sure, though it hangs over the pot so should be ok.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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WAY cool!

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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Build of the week!!
I love this.

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:20 PM   #8
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As long as the majority of the weight is over the center then tipping should not be a problem. Hey fortydegnorth, thanks-now I have to go spend a bunch of money trying to build something like this! LOL, seriously, that is an awsome build!

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #9
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Great work! Looks awesome.

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:28 PM   #10
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Very very nice!

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