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Old 12-03-2011, 02:54 PM   #1
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I have been brewing for about 3 years. I love the hobby, and the results of the hard work that I have put in to it. Almost a year ago I decided to build a single-tier system. I wanted it to be a bit different then the rest though. I have taken a few photo's during the progress, I will try to post them here,

We (my 7 year old son and I) started with some 2"x2" square tube and started building the stand. Oh yeah, I am a welder by trade so this is the easy part for me.
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I welded it, Ollie cleaned it.
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We made it a bit on the large side so that in the future we could upgrade to larger vessels. This shows size compared to 1/2 bbl kegs.
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This is the 99% finished stand, With burners. Notice the grating at the bottom. I was able to repurpose this out of a mechanical room in a military base that was built in the 1940's. Pretty cool I think!
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Old 12-03-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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Looks good. Really like the grating on the bottom. Out of curiousity, what is the "shelf" for on the back?



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Old 12-03-2011, 03:01 PM   #3
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Looks good. Really like the grating on the bottom. Out of curiousity, what is the "shelf" for on the back?
That is actually the front. That will eventually contain all of the pumps, plumbing, and electronics....I hope.
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nice build!!! Are your burners adjustable?

Do you want to build a 2 tier for me? That looks a lot better than the wood I am planning on using.

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What did you paint or coat it with and how much did that cost? I have a similar stand but it needs paint or a protective coating.

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nice build!!! Are your burners adjustable?

Do you want to build a 2 tier for me? That looks a lot better than the wood I am planning on using.
Yes the burners are mounted to a rail that will adjust about 4".And yes, I will build you whatever you want if the $ is right.
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What did you paint or coat it with and how much did that cost? I have a similar stand but it needs paint or a protective coating.
I cleaned it really good with denatured alcohol, Heated it up with a torch to get the moisture out of the metal, then rattle canned it with a rust inhibiting primer. I has been painted. future pic will show.
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How many cans did it take for the rust inhibitor, and do you plan on having a high temp paint near the burners or places where the keggles will contact the frame?

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That is actually the front. That will eventually contain all of the pumps, plumbing, and electronics....I hope.
If you're thinking of mounting typical centrifugal "beer pumps" above the level of the fluids in your kettles, I think you might be creating a major headache for yourself...

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How many cans did it take for the rust inhibitor, and do you plan on having a high temp paint near the burners or places where the keggles will contact the frame?
It took a couple cans. I plan to make some SS sheet metal shields to protect the hot areas.


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