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Old 02-28-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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I'm looking to move beyond the stovetop and have been doing tons of reading here about what might be the right next step.

One thought I have had combines several elements of other builds I've seen here and I'm interested in feedback from others that may have been considering something similar.

The stand would be two station sized fabricated out of strut. This would give me the one station needed for BIAB brewing and allow for future expansion if I wanted to add a second burner down the road for an HLT. Making it from strut also provides virtually unlimited additional expansion if I move to a 3 station setup in the future. For now the second station would serve as a work area.

So far this is nothing that hasn't been done before....what I was thinking to incorporate, for a relatively low cost, would be a hoist and trolley setup to pull the grain bag to drain over the BK then to move it out of the way to a bucket or something off to the side.

This is the trolley

This is the hoist

It would run in a strut channel built over the center of the stand.

Think it would work? Worth doing?

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Default Broken links

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Trolley

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Old 03-01-2013, 10:01 PM   #3
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Thank you!

What did I do wrong?

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Old 03-01-2013, 10:12 PM   #4
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No doubt they would work but maybe a little overkill...1/4 ton!

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Yeah that will work, I think the chain hoist might be a little overkill.

This is what I was thinking of using

http://www.lowes.com/pd_54992-72607-10020_0__?productId=3658424&Ntt=rope+hoist&pl=1&cu rrentURL=%3FNtt%3Drope%2Bhoist&facetInfo=

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Good call! I saw the rope ratchet and was thinking he same thing.

Probably a better choice....cheaper and more appropriate

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I've been thinking of building a BIAB stand out of strut with a place to mount a pump. Interested to see what you come up with.

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Old 03-02-2013, 12:05 PM   #8
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Yeah - I'm not planning to have a pump initially but may add one down the road.

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I picked up the rope hoist, I think it will work quite nice for my MLT with a bag in it. I am thinking of making a little stand that can hold the hoist/bag and that I can wheel my brew stand away from it so I can dispose/clean up.

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I posted a couple of YT videos in another thread. One guy uses an electric winch and one uses a hand operated pulley system. Go to the link and scroll down to post 130. BTW, the guy with the hand pulley is using induction burners and an electric stirrer.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/biab-brew-stand-hoist-pump-310459/index13.html

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