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Old 12-03-2010, 06:55 PM   #1041
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I guess it looks like it in the picture. Never noticed until you said something. The shelves are held with 8 screws each so I don't think it's going anywhere. I guess it would be wise to find out the weight limitations of the rack.
Most network racks can hold 1000-1500 lbs, so you're OK there. I guess the real holding capability comes down to the individual shelves. In addition, you need to factor in weakening due to heat.

I don't think you can get any more efficient in your space usage than the setup you have here. When not being used, your rack fits nicely in less than a 24" by 24" square.

There's a lot of potential for different ways you could configure a network rack to be used as a brew tree. You could even turn the rack sideways and have shelves off-set with one kettle on the left and one on the right. I think with any off-set weighting you'd want to bolt the base though. I think there's a lot of flexibility in this and more people should look at these. They're cheap too!


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Old 12-06-2010, 03:04 PM   #1042
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Here's my direct heat mash, siphon sparge, siphon lauter, stovetop three tier.

http://s795.photobucket.com/albums/yy240/hiddyhophoto/?action=view&current=StovetopAG.jpg

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/stovetop-direct-heat-mash-siphon-sparge-siphon-lauter-three-tier-inspirational-210132/



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Old 12-06-2010, 08:32 PM   #1043
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Here's my 3-tier.. all freebie metal.. just stole the burners from stands and bought some plumbing..

http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4YPK7E4PS4TKNUA6UATZFNOTHQ/album/photos/294058

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Old 12-06-2010, 09:26 PM   #1044
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With christmas coming up, I look forward to seeing what everyone gets. I'm sure there will be some nice new eye candy getting posted.

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Old 12-06-2010, 10:54 PM   #1045
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Looks good. I looked at a few more of your pics, and saw your old school fridge with the keg in it...you oughta convert that thing into an official kegerator!! I have a similar one, with separate fridge/freezer doors:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=38624&cat=all&ppuser=59428
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=39617&cat=all&ppuser=59428
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:30 PM   #1046
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I am unable to open the pics. Firefox redirects to "www.jdoqocy.com." and will not open page. Am I alone with this issue?
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:33 PM   #1047
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I am unable to open the pics. Firefox redirects to "www.jdoqocy.com." and will not open page. Am I alone with this issue?
No, it works for me. However, I am having other issues with Firefox...for example, I can't bookmark anything.
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Old 12-07-2010, 12:11 AM   #1048
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I am unable to open the pics. Firefox redirects to "www.jdoqocy.com." and will not open page. Am I alone with this issue?
I am having the same issue. Trunkate the URL as it opens in your browser- cut off that first address and make it start with the "http://pulse.yahoo....."
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:01 PM   #1049
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Now that I know I can fit 3 kegs in the fridge it's getting taps and a paint job... I;ll keep ya all posted on progress..

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Not a fancy rig, but it works. The cart is from Harbor Freight. It has storage down below and also under the tile top:


Inside of my HLT. I use a 1000 watt bucket heater to keep water warm. I use the propane BK to initially heat it and pump it to the HLT where the bucket heater maintains the temp. The bucket heater will heat to >160F (I have done so quite a few times), it just takes an hour. These Coleman Bev Coolers also have nice markings in US gallons and liters:


I use a bag and the SS basket instead of a false bottom:


Recirc Return/Sparge Arm:


SS valves and Camlocks:


My pump is over 15yrs old, but brand new. I stopped brewing right after I bought it. I used it once last December. I bought it when I read an article in BYO, or BT or Zymurgy...can't remember which. It was about building a RIMS. I bought the same pump and speed controller they used (from Grainger)


My Auber PID. This is a plug-n-play PID from Auber. I plug the probe into the valve on the MT that is in the first and fifth photo above:


Simple DJ lighting control. Everything is plugged into a GFCI outlet:


I used hangers that are used for hanging rakes and shovels in garages to hold the paddle:


A simple RV filter and white potable water hose take care of the water supply:


The BK is a 40qt and the burner says it is 90 or 100,000 BTU, can't remember which. It heats quickly. I am still waiting for my SS RIMS tube to come. It supposedly shipped on 29 Nov. I have a PVC tube for now which I have not used and don't plan to. Stay tuned for my final thoughts on the SS RIMS tube. Not pictured is my immersion chiller.



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