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Old 02-21-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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Got the new brewery put together last weekend, soon as the weather warms up a little can get out and give this a go.

Mostly used 2 in steel, but you can see for your self below. I plan to do a direct heat recirculation, but have option for a HERMS.

82 Qt Bayou Classic for Boil
62 Qt Bayou Classic for HLT
15 gallon Boilermaker for Mash

All bayou burners, got 1/4 pipe tread orifices from Tejas Smokers.
Ajustable gas regulator with pressure valve, can go 0 to 75 psi
(Although don't need more then 20 even with all burners full open, I would bet 75 would freeze the valve in the 2 mins your canister emptied out)

All solid black pipe for gas, looks cool, but a lot of work to get it dialed in. If I was going to build again, I would put in adjustable and removable burner mounts. As it is, you have to get a friend to help take apart if there is a leak. (Fingers cross I don't get one, had to tweak on connection, you can see the valve is off center on the 1st burner.)

Left 1 tee incase I want to add in a set of pilot lights. Not worrying about it too much now, if it isn't a pain to light I am just going to deal with. I have the pilots put together, but at this point I just want to start brewing.

Only thing you don't see if the norprene high temp tubing and stainless disconnects. Also a whirlpool style sparge arm, copper from mash to boil and whirlpool immersion chiller.















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Old 02-21-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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Note: the boil burner screen is actually cut out of the bayou classic stand that came wit that burner, I just reused it and it bolts under the burner with the mounting bars, same as the upper burners.

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Old 02-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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Nice. Looking back on my design, I wish I would have lowered my boil kettle like yours. I like the sabco look, and it would probably be easier to tend to the boil with it a little lower.

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looks great!

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Nice. Looking back on my design, I wish I would have lowered my boil kettle like yours. I like the sabco look, and it would probably be easier to tend to the boil with it a little lower.
I really took advantage of the lower height of the kettles, I have a limit to the height of my garage door. I wanted to brew under if raining outside. The tops of the mash and hlt are just below chin level and can see the boil while sitting at a stool. I was going to do a single tier because of this height issue, but really like the simplicity of draining to boil kettle. i am glad it worked out.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:37 PM   #6
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The picture with the flames is awesome! Very big propane jets!

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The picture with the flames is awesome! Very big propane jets!
You should have seen when I got 75 psi through that one lower tier, didn't take a photo, but it was insane. The top burners blow out at about 20 psi, but that $15 high pressure one can take a ton of gas. At 7 feet above the burner, you couldn't hold your had for more then a second, could easily burn rafters in garage.
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Very nice. I hope to start my own build in about a month and I like your design.

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very nice stand, it looks awesome. I also am about to start, or hope to, a build and like the design but if I am going to need a pump anyway I am leaning to a single tier.

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very nice stand, it looks awesome. I also am about to start, or hope to, a build and like the design but if I am going to need a pump anyway I am leaning to a single tier.
I went through the same thought, I liked the idea of getting all the wort in the kettle though, half the pumps, half the hoses and half the fittings really sold it though.

The major pain that I realized after going through this build, was that a single tier would be much simpler to build, but more so, the gas lines would be freaking easy, doing the two levels of solid gas was really annoying...I stuck to the solid pipe and I think it looks really clean even though my brother was begging me to get flex.

Anyway you probably wouldn't think it, but the gas lines are a major issue, if you want hard pipe.
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