Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > My two tier structure

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-20-2012, 04:50 AM   #1
USCDiver
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 81
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default My two tier structure

I decided to make the jump to all-grain with a gusto. I've done half a dozen extract brews over the last few years, but the beer was never all that great. So after reading as much as I could stand and lending a hand in an all-grain session or two, I decided to take the plunge. My father-in-law is a welder. Since I'm getting a bunch of labor for free, I decided to spend the money on stainless. We spent last weekend building the basic two tier frame. Props to lehr on the design, I modeled this one after his.


Bottom Tier

Movin' on up

All done for now.

Ready for casters, heat shields and burners to be mounted next time. The burner areas are all three 17"x17" inside measurements. I'm planning to do BG-14s in all three. There is an Agri-supply nearby so I can probably avoid shipping charges and get a bargain.

__________________
USCDiver is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2012, 05:05 AM   #2
evandena
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 816
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Looking good!
Wish I knew how to weld stainless and had a nice bandsaw like you.

__________________
evandena is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2012, 05:08 AM   #3
Rivenin
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 2,612
Liked 177 Times on 143 Posts
Likes Given: 103

Default

Nicely done!

__________________
RAINYDAY BREWING AND WINERY Southeast Portland, OR - EST 2010
Primary Straight lambic - Hopbursted Pale - Bitter
Kegged NZ/USA IPA - Mosaic Honey Wheat - - Nelson Sauvin honey Blonde
Coming up Porter
Electric 120v Brutus 20
Rivenin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2012, 05:10 AM   #4
USCDiver
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 81
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by evandena View Post
Looking good!
Wish I knew how to weld stainless and had a nice bandsaw like you.
HA! That's all my FIL's stuff and his self-built shop.
__________________
USCDiver is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-20-2012, 05:16 AM   #5
evandena
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 816
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Looks similar to my in progress build. I'll have to get some pics.

__________________

My YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/evandena/videos

evandena is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
USCDiver
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 81
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Here's my plan for plumbing the RIMS part of my build.

I'm using the Triclover 3 way valve from BrewersHardware.com as the center of this design (I haven't drawn in the the return line from RIMS tube to MLT, but it should be obvious where it goes). The tubing from each keggle will be 1/2" and the tubing from the valve to the pump will be 1". There is a regular ball valve set between the pump and the RIMS for managing flow on the back side.

I like this design for a few reasons. I can partly fill my MLT from HLT from the bottom up before pouring in my grain. Then I can begin circulating water from HLT for doughing in before transitioning to RIMS from the MLT side. This also allows me to add water from HLT into the circulation during the mash if I get stuck. Finally at the end, I can go back to HLT for sparging. Everything is also neatly contained in one small area of my structure and I don't have plumbing lines running back and forth.

uscdiverbrewstructure1.jpg   uscdiverbrewstructure2.jpg  
__________________
USCDiver is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2012, 12:55 PM   #7
evandena
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 816
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

How are you getting your wort from the BK to carboy?

__________________

My YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/evandena/videos

evandena is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2012, 04:52 PM   #8
USCDiver
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 81
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I'm gonna have a 3piece valve, chugger pump, plate chiller. Just haven't put it in the diagram. Working on the RIMS part now

__________________
USCDiver is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2012, 05:10 PM   #9
evandena
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 816
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by USCDiver
I'm gonna have a 3piece valve, chugger pump, plate chiller. Just haven't put it in the diagram. Working on the RIMS part now
Why not lower the pump you have now?
__________________

My YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/evandena/videos

evandena is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2012, 05:33 PM   #10
USCDiver
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 81
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

It would be more tubing and lower head pressures to mount it down there. My gas manifold and lines will be mounted under the shelf so it will already be in place there anyway.

__________________
USCDiver is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building a BIAB structure... Hauntedyards DIY Projects 2 03-08-2012 12:29 AM
Structure advice for an All-Grain newbie USCDiver DIY Projects 12 02-15-2012 11:38 PM
Modular Brew Structure Nostrildamus DIY Projects 9 06-08-2011 07:04 PM
Show me your WOOD! (structure that is) No electric, No pump nshuey825 DIY Projects 16 03-01-2011 12:24 PM
Beginner Beer Structure/Rig mattybrews DIY Projects 3 03-23-2009 10:56 PM