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Old 03-04-2013, 03:45 AM   #2381
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I finally got around to finishing mine this weekend. It is essentially the same as Lil' Sparky's original gravity-fed brewing tree with one little difference. I'm a lazy slob, so instead of welding the bottom tier directly onto the trunk, I put it onto a sleeve that can be raised and lowered with a boat winch. That way I don't have to pick up 10+ gallons of wort in order to drain it into my carboys. I plan on popping the cherry on this one next weekend.

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:16 PM   #2382
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I've been looking at the three tiered systems - northern brewer in particular. Im worried about stability, but am otherwise ready with the cash to pull the trigger.

Given that I am going the store-bought route, what can anyone tell me about them?

Are they stable?

Who makes the best ones out there?

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:26 PM   #2383
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Incidentally, this is the setup I'm looking at:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/b...ing-stand.html

Should I or shouldn't I. Are there any others with the same features and a more stable base

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #2384
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Blichmann Engineering makes it... I bet if there were stability issues inherent with it's design, it would be exposed by now. Many brewers use it-no problems... Just don't be stoooopid and load all the weight on one side... Spread it out around the post as shown in the product pictures.

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:29 PM   #2385
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I have a top tier. Just put each tier on a different side. Its solid as a rock with 15 gallon kettles

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #2386
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My soon to be brew stand sorry for the question earlier

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Old 03-10-2013, 10:23 PM   #2387
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Here is my two-tier system. It is a copy /adaptation of the rig that DiverPat posted last year. Since this pic, I've added a RIMS tube and Honeywell valve.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:38 PM   #2388
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #2389
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well I finally got my rig ready for its first beer. Here are some pictures of my brutus clone automated rig.

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #2390
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Wow, any regrets going 100% hard pipe?

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