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Old 02-23-2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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I've started building a brew stand for my all electric rig. The control box is finished, the vessels are complete (with the exception of maybe some spit & shine). I have been brewing for several months with the panel & vessels sitting on scaffolding. I still have quite a bit of work, but some folks have asked to see some pictures so here ya go...

Here is the drawing I started with:


With Panel & Vessels in place:








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Old 02-23-2011, 03:04 AM   #4
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Very Nice! And thanks, btw!

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Ohio- ed,
You got to be kidding me! Did you actually just build this? I mean, since the time you built your welding table and all? If you don't polish out those kegs,I'm personally going to come to your house and beat your A--! please take your stand and welding table to the powder coat shop as soon as you see this post. Put some color into it!!! That is an incredible build and something that deserves to be in a magazine. I love the design. My brutus is cool but I've been looking at electric. I would love to see you electrics, elements, etc... Nice, Nice, nice, job!
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.

Snake - The welding table won't be powder coated or painted... I expect to be welding, grinding, and clamping all over it and I don't think a coating would last. The other thing is, the table is used as the ground for welding so I need to keep good continuity.

At this point the stand is just tacked together (but it is sturdy enough that I would be willing to brew on it). There are lots of things to be added in the way of mounts, brackets, etc. I will probably finish welding it as is and brew a few times to "figure out" where I want things mounted... water filter, chiller, etc... before I have it coated. This thread will probably be around for sometime while I work out the details.

Oh, BTW... The kegs are normally wrapped in 1" thick vinyl faced, polyurethane insulation. So I do need to clean them up a bit, but its not a real high priority. On the other hand, if you want to come over, drink a few and expend the energy you would use to "beat my a--" to polish them up instead, I'm all for it

Again, thanks for the feedback.

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Very nice! I know what you mean about not coating it. It seems like I change things every time I look at my stand.

That's a lot of Stainless. Cool.

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Very nice! I know what you mean about not coating it. It seems like I change things every time I look at my stand.

That's a lot of Stainless. Cool.
Ron - Thanks.

The stand isn't stainless.
Maybe you are talking about the plumbing... It is really just a bunch of tee's, nipple's & valves. Well and a flow switch, RIM's tube and a bunch of camlocks.
The plumbing in the pic is just a manifold. I'll connect it with several short hoses. The idea is to be very flexible (pump from any vessel to any other) without changing hoses during the brew or cleaning process.

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It's... it's glorious! Looking forward to seeing the electrical side of things (schematics and any other write-ups).

I got my kegs polished by using the same technique you described: Beer for work.

I noticed the little squares you made to cover the holes. I did the same thing.

Is the pump gonna get mounted to anything?

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Old 02-23-2011, 03:32 PM   #10
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So did you TIG the whole thing?

Also, don't forget to weld on a pint glass holder/ bottle opener. It's all about the necessary equipment

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