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Old 07-08-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I have been a member for a few years and never really had anything worthy of sharing. My wife and I bought a house and one of the requirements of the new place was a basement brewery so I didn't need to freeze my ass off outside during a Chicago winter ever again. My wife completely agreed (how awesome is she?), mainly because she enjoys the end product and didn't want me in the kitchen anymore.

I always see people's builds on here and learn a lot, so I wanted to start a thread to track my progress. I will try and post helpful things that I learn along the way, but any helpful feedback you guys/gals may have is always appreciated. I have the plumber coming out on Saturday, but here are a few before shots. The main part of room is about 8'x13' with a smaller area that is about 6'x6'

Thanks for checking in! Wish me luck... :-)

Marty

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Old 07-08-2014, 11:53 PM   #2
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Looks like it'll be a nice spot!! Planning on going electric?

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Old 07-09-2014, 12:10 AM   #3
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Actually, no. I had a custom hood built and a vtx600 vortex fan with air return being installed.

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Will be natural gas

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Nice. Wish I had that kind of space/equipment! Enjoy!!

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I hear you. My last house was 1000 sq ft and had no space. It's frustrating. Some day man!

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Good luck! I plan to do something similar someday.

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I just sold my house and looking for a new one with same requirements. Good luck and subscribed to see the progress and results of this!

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Marty, welcome to the Chicago Area Indoor Brewing Club!

I know how stoked you are, I just got my hood up and running, and did my first brew where I didn't have to carry everything upstairs and outside before I could start. It totally rocks!

I know you're planning on NG, but you might want to give electric some thought. You'd be shocked (pun intended) at how much faster it brings the wort to a boil, and how much quieter it is.

Anyways, congrats and good luck!

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Sink arrived yesterday! Just in time for the plumber...ImageUploadedByHome Brew1405101616.982747.jpg

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