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Old 10-12-2010, 07:21 PM   #891
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A sneak peek at my build. Designed a few different approaches in my head and this one triumphed based on my needs. It is a Blichmann-esque principal with a twist. It collapses to a maximum length of no more than 3 feet and fits in the trunk of my TL-S with room to spare. It is lite and can be assembled in a few minutes with a handful of bolts and two wrenches. Burners etc.. should be here Friday. Third keggle not pictured Everything used can be purchased at Lowe's. Full write up to come.... Cheers!!!





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Old 10-12-2010, 07:39 PM   #892
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Will you be securing that top keg some how? It doesn't appear level, and I don't imagine 10 gallons of strike water dumping out on you would be very pleasant.

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Old 10-12-2010, 09:20 PM   #893
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That could be an optical illusion. The ladder in the background doesn't look level, so it could make the other objects in the picture look unlevel (is that a word?) too.

I'm wondering how strong that center piece is. Will it hold the weight?

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Old 10-13-2010, 04:23 AM   #894
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This is my sculpture, its a work in process. just finished the automated valves
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:26 AM   #895
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Here are more images, let me know what you think...



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Old 10-13-2010, 06:11 AM   #896
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Very nice, not the most compact design, but very utilitarian, I bet you'll brew some mighty fine beer on it. I like the control panel.

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Old 10-13-2010, 02:02 PM   #897
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Will you be securing that top keg some how? It doesn't appear level, and I don't imagine 10 gallons of strike water dumping out on you would be very pleasant.
Yes it will be secured. I am planning on welding some small uprights on each platform to secure the bottom from sliding and then using straps around the keg to the stand itself. I was in Wal Mart this weekend and found what function like a bunjee(sp) but are thin and wide like a strap. They are adjustable and fit perfectly around the keg and hook into the square tubing.

The stand does sit slightly crooked in the pic but the ladder makes it look way off. The reason it sits crooked is that when I was tacking it all togethar it was flat on the concrete but when I welded the underside of the legs(vertical L channel to the square runners) it threw everything out of whack from the bead line. A little grinding should fix that. I am also planning on putting some form of adjustable leveling pads on the ends of the legs.

Each leg can be unbolted from the square tubing and the square tubing comes apart in three sections and each platform is removable. I need to take a pic of it disassembled. It can easily be assembled, disassembled, and carried by one person. Although it may never be the roaming brew stand, space is a concern in suburbia since my automotive fetish gets the majority of the garage. This will be stored in the "brew room" (spare bed room) next to my kegorator/fermentation chamber. Temp controlled chamber that fits 4 carboys and the kegorator side that still holds 8 cornys. Yet another work in progress.....
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Old 10-13-2010, 02:35 PM   #898
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:36 PM   #899
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I just went through this entire thread at work, and I've got to say that it's interesting to see such a diverse range of equipment being incorporated here. I am brewing 5 Gal AG batches, using a plastic fermenter as an HLT, and a 10 gallon cooler as a mash tun... I am a fit guy, but lugging around huge pots of scalding hot water is disheartening indeed. I would love to built one of these brew rigs, but I am just starting to scratch the surface in terms of HERMS, RIMS, and whatever else there is to learn. I would love to get beyond using my refrigerator and a table chair to create a makeshift 3 tier brewery, there is some real inspiration in here, if only I had some skills in welding.

What is the mecanno looking stuff I have seen in here? It looks like it is pre-rigged with holes for simple fabrication. Is this stuff cost effective/reliable? Are there any other examples of this stuff being used for brew rigs?

By the way, that green beast above is a real 'beaut.

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