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BraxtonBrewery 09-04-2012 03:22 PM

Brewtius Maximus/The Braxton 10 – Complete Single Tier Build
 
Brewtius Maximus/The Braxton 10 – Complete Single Tier Build

I’m going to try to document this whole build, but there may be some time between posts. I’ll keep it updated as much as I can. I’ve scoured the forums for different ideas, and I’ve taken what I like and plan on building a combination of the things I like. Now it’s my time to post.
I brew on a simple wooden 3 tier gravity stand, very simple, but very tall:

http://i48.tinypic.com/344rt3a.jpg

I made some pretty good beers on it, but it is time for a change. So I hopped on a few different design programs, and what I ended with can be seen here:
http://i49.tinypic.com/2howioh.jpg
Front View

http://i47.tinypic.com/15485xy.jpg
Angle view

http://i50.tinypic.com/ouzi44.jpg
The Back

http://i47.tinypic.com/b8l9uv.jpg
Water Plumbing

http://i47.tinypic.com/1g62hv.jpg
The Bottom, with propane plumbing

http://i49.tinypic.com/2howioh.jpg
With Kegs

A single tier, 3 burner, 2 pump keggle stand. The propane and water will be hard plumbed, and the “control” panel will be a simple build, not much automation. A couple switches for pumps, igniters for the various burners and maybe a timer or two. I also thought that it would be nice to have a drawer and shelf for various things as well – plus diamond plate looks sweet.

I have already ordered my pumps: 2 stainless steel inline Chuggers, and the plate chiller that BobbyM sells 30 plate long. These should arrive sometime this week, pictures upon arrival.I plan on ordering the steel within the next week, and my buddy and I are going to weld it.

Please feel free to give me your advice or ask any questions.

:mug:

Chriso 09-04-2012 10:04 PM

Is that SketchUp or something else? SketchUp makes me cry, I'm trying to find a better app to model my DIY projects in. (No talent whatsoever with this stuff...)

Also, I'm subscribed and watching for your progress, best luck to you on your build!

jollyjake 09-04-2012 10:56 PM

I too am looking forward to brewing vicariously on your new stand...
:mug:

Mongrat 09-04-2012 11:48 PM

Like.

stalewater 09-05-2012 01:05 AM

SUscribed, i love build threads, looks great good luck

2BeerSpeer 09-05-2012 01:54 AM

i want to build something just like this too but would like the keggels to be stored under the burners when not in use. Good Luck on the build!Love the drawer idea...

BraxtonBrewery 09-05-2012 11:55 AM

Thanks for the feedback so far! Those pictures where taken from Sketchup, but the design started in ACADD and pro/ENGINEER. It was just a lot easier for me to take a couple snap shots from Sketchup and finish customizing the build, i.e. the diamond plate. It's not all that hard to use - it just takes practice. With being a full time student - majoring in mechanical engineering, and working 2 jobs it gets a little hectic, but these programs are what I utilize the most. But the one nice thing about sketchup is most of the short cuts are the same as ACADD.

Jsslack 09-05-2012 08:51 PM

Looking forward to following your build.

specialkaye 09-07-2012 12:09 AM

Subscribed to this. It comes at a very timely time, as we've just decided to go for a bigger/more efficient brew set-up.

RocketBrewer 09-07-2012 12:35 AM

Subscribed, Good Luck!


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