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Old 03-24-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Massive build thread

*EDIT*This is a reallt long thread, lots of pictures not many words*EDIT*
After building my brewery for over a year I decided it high time to post some pictures.
Heres what we started with, just a painted corner of the basement

After this we upgraded our kettles and added some stainless tables.

Then a huge carboy overflow (just water) left a ton of water on the floor that took hours to mop up. So we framed out a wall, jackhammered a hole in the floor dug down below the foundation installed a pump, tiled the floor and bought a squeegee




After the wimpy little camp burner couldn't provide enough power for a boil we had to build burner stands

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/burner-stand-build-181629/
MORE TO COME.......

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Old 03-24-2011, 03:34 PM   #2
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After upgrading the burners we looked to better control of the mash, we bought a BCS-460 (and have since upgraded to the 462) and built a flow rate controlled RIMS system.


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So now were making lots of ber but we need room to store/ ferment it. So what do we do ? knock down more walls and build a dual stage walk in cooler/ fermentation chamber of course





Also theres a mill

As of now only the refrigeration side of the walk ins is done, we ferment with an old 7-up fridge and a blichmann conical until we get more conicals and the fermentation chamber complete. There were tons more pictures but i tried to narrow it down.

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Old 03-24-2011, 04:11 PM   #4
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That's f---ing awesome! I wish I had such a killer dedicated brew space. You are either single or have a very understanding swmbo. Either way congrats.

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Old 03-24-2011, 04:15 PM   #5
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this is actually at my brothers house, we did an entire summer of work on a huge living room remodel so that kept her off our backs as far as the brew space was concerned.

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Ahh, well played! You gotta keep them happy.

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mark me down as jealous

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