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Old 11-10-2008, 07:02 PM   #1
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Here is the start of my sculpture build. I have found inspiration on this forum to start the project and this will bring me in to the all grain realm once completed. I appreciate all input and advice you may have to offer. Here are a couple of pics of the progress.

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Old 11-10-2008, 07:21 PM   #2
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That thing going to have wheels?

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Old 11-10-2008, 07:50 PM   #3
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Pretty sweet "attempt". Can't wait to see the finished product.

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I'm definitely going to put it on casters. I'm still trying to decide if I want to go LP or natural gas.

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Gotta decide that before you decide what kind of burners to use. The LP option gives you transportability so you can take it with you to a group brew day or if you ever have to move to a house w/ no NG. Seems like people have a difficult time getting the pressure right, etc. w/ NG, too. LP is easy.

What are you going to use for kettles/MLT? Do you plan to automate this at all?

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I'd love to hear what you've spent on steel, if you don't mind.

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If your budget is tight, you can use bed frames. You can pick those up for cheap/free. I built my stands out of scrap steel I got for free. I can easily overlook the holes that were already drilled.

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@mattmcl...I am using 1/8" x 1 1/4" spent about $45 on the metal and have 3 12' sticks left over from what I bought so far. I bought it from a metal supply shop in escondido, ca and found it in the yard it is new product that they were calling pickled.

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@ Lil' Sparky...I am using converted Sanke kegs for the Kettle and other tanks. No plans to automate at this time. I have been doing extract brews up to now and will now try some all grain with the new setup. Any advise on the conversion of the keg for the mast tun? false bottom or just a screen off of the copper tube? Site Glass?

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I didn't automate my system either. I understand the "cool" factor, but don't think it's worth the extra $$.

I've got a hinged full false bottom in my sanke MLT - works great. I recirculate the mash and can do so at full flow without worries about a stuck mash. I got mine from jaybird. He may be making some again in the future. If you're interested, shoot him a PM and see.

I've also got a thermosite that allows me to guage the strike water and insert a digital thermo probe.

Here's a pic inside my MLT.

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