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Old 11-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #2201
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^^^ Pretty dang clever. VERY well done!
Also agreed, brilliant! Great space saver idea. I still need to figure out a proper storage mechanism for my setup. It's sprawling, for sure!
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:22 PM   #2202
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I really like it. I have the same type of shed but a 5x8 that I use for all my brew stuff, along with my Brutus 10 I built last summer. Added a 8x8 deck off the front of it, wheel out the stand and start it up.

Is that pipe looking thing your counterflow chiller? Can you give more detail on that? I think I see the temp probe wire going to the top but can't see anything else about it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:29 PM   #2203
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No, that is my RIMS heat exchanger. Temperature probe on top and electric heat element in the bottom.

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Here is my counterflow chiller. Pretty basic copper tube inside a hose. I think I got about 30' in it before I couldn't slide it in anymore.

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:30 PM   #2204
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nice set up Bro! Great job.

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #2205
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First time posting and I have to give a lot of credit to this thread. A lot of my ideas and plans came from all the different sculptures on here.

I will eventually get a rolling, single tiered system like a lot of you have, but I simply do not have the room yet. I was lucky enough to have room for a storage shed to put everything in. I used to pull everything out and set it up on chairs but decided just to mount everything inside the shed instead.

Check it out!
I love creative thinking. Haven't seen anything quite like this, and it makes sense in a shared area like outside an apartment, etc. Heck, it makes sense just about anywhere! Great way to keep a deck or patio cleaned up when not in use. Good work!
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:25 PM   #2206
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No, that is my RIMS heat exchanger. Temperature probe on top and electric heat element in the bottom.

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Here is my counterflow chiller. Pretty basic copper tube inside a hose. I think I got about 30' in it before I couldn't slide it in anymore.
I wonder if you could lube up the hose inside just pouring baby oil or something else in there? 30' is probably sufficient though.

*Edit* I just realized how sexual this post sounds.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:17 AM   #2207
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Soapy water and mine went together easy as pie.
The toughest part was pushing the hose on the end of the T

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #2208
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Here is my setup. Nothing fancy but it works and makes a lot of beer.

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #2209
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Damn that's cool!

Do you have pics of the inside if the dumpster, errr, mash tun? How well does it hold temp with the rims - does it get "cold pockets"?

What elements are you boiling with in the kettle? Boil time?

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Old 11-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #2210
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Heh. I don't have any pics right now but its just a simple stainless braid in the bottom of the MT. The only problem I have had with the RIMS tube (it's the one from Stout Tanks) is that the way its configured new with a probe on one end, the probe was not giving accurate temps. I reconfigured it so that the probe is inside of a 1/2 tube and it is much better. I give the mash a stir now and then but the temp stays very steady.

The kettle has 2 4500w elements. I start heating as soon as the elements are covered and I've never timed it but I would say at worst it gets to a boil about 10 mins after I'm finished sparging. Sometimes it gets to a boil before I'm done sparging.

My biggest bottleneck right now is heating strike water which takes about an hour. However, I have a dryer plug that's close

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