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Old 08-21-2012, 11:21 PM   #61
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A couple of more pics. of the decorative lids open and the insulated tops removed. Still trying to figure out where I am going to place my temperature contoller with this configuration. I also just finshed all of the rough electrical in my brewery last week and will start plugging away on the plumbing, so I can start hanging drywall and cementboard.

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #62
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.......and finally, a few pics. ofthe knifed logs installed across the front faces of both chambers and one side of the lager chamber. I was dealing with logs of different diamters and was having a b*tch of a time trying to get an outside mitered corner to fit right. The inside corner isn't perfect, but it will do. I got so frustrated with it that I decided to not do a mitered corner at all and just a 30 degree outside bevel on both logs to create an angled corner and expose some of the heart wood. Looks a little funny, but I can't devote anymore time d*cking around with it. The logs are still in a rough knifed state, so now I have a ton of sand to do and also need to knife down the top surface of the logs flush to the trim boards. After that, I'll do the poly finish and then mortar down the cement board in the 3 open sections on the tops and install the tumbled travertine.

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:33 PM   #63
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Nice! I'm jealous

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:58 PM   #64
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I appreciate it! I'm trying to maximize countertop space in my brewery, so I decided to go with this corner unit design with stone tops. Next to this corner unit to the left will be a commerial ss sink, then a 6 ft. heavy duty ss table that my 3 vessel e-HERMS system will be on, then to the left of that will be a grain milling and grain storage bin. The grain mill and grain storage boxes will be trimmed out exactly like the fermentaion chambers with stone tops to offer even more counter top space. I have another 5 ft. ss table that will serve as an island in the brewery. If you are interested, here is a link to my brewery build. No fancy google sketchup diagrams or anything, I tend to just build things on the fly. The beauty of going with a rustic decor is that any imperfections just give it more "character".

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Old 08-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #65
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Alright, I finished knifing the logs down flush to the knotty pine top trim pieces last night and spent about 3 hours sanding the hell out of the woodwork. I then removed the decorative tops and put the first coat of polyurethane on last night. When I get out of work today, I plan on doing a light sanding and putting on the second coat.....then a third coat on Sunday. After that, on to the tile work! Almost there.....pics this weekend.

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Final coats of polyurethane complete. Once it all dries, I will reassemble the tops, vents, hinges, etc. Tomorrow night I plan on installing the cement board in the recessed areas on the tops and then the tumbled travertine when I return from the holiday weekend on Monday. Tuesday will be grout and Thursday will be stone sealing.......then done! I'm going to harvest my 1st year hops crop and whip up a "home grown" IPA hop bomb. That one will occupy the the ale chamber. I will then piggy back another batch on the same day and try my hand at my first lager, which obviously will occupy the lager chamber. Hopefully my chambers will function as expected.....If not, I'll have plenty of countertop space and extra storage in my brewing room.

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Just got back from my kids' soccer practice and the last coat of poly was completely dry, so I re-fastened the hinges and decorative tops and put the vents back in. I also nailed up some 2"x4" backing for behind the drywall where I'm hanging the temperature control module. Here are a few pics. reassembled with the temp. controller hanging in the position it will be in once dry wall is complete. Cement board and tumbled travertine to come.

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Coming down the final stretch. Here's a couple pics of the cement board and tumbled travertine mortared down. I'll grout this weekend and do several coats of stone sealer once the grout is dry. I guess I getter get brewing to try these things out.

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you know Hoppo, you make things hard for us. You make everything look so nice.

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Thanks man...I appreciate it. I have no idea how these things are going to function, but at least they will look nice.

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