New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Solid strut single tier build




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2013, 04:19 AM   #1
lpdjshaw
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North County, San Diego, CA
Posts: 345
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default Solid strut single tier build

Just finishing up my solid strut single tier brewstand. Thanks to all those who've posted photos and details of their builds, I definitely couldn't have come up with many of these ideas on my own. Anyways, I thought I'd post my build as it has a few different concepts that I haven't seen on here before.
First off, these guys rock: http://www.strutchannelfittings.com/ I ordered my stuff on Wed am and it was delivered (free shipping) on Thurs afternoon. I wanted to use solid strut for aesthetic reasons and it was unavailable locally and these guys had it. I really wanted a nice welded stainless stand but couldn't pull it off so this seemed to be the next best option for me. All told it took me about 2 hours to measure and cut all the pieces and another 4 hours or so to put it together to the point I'm at now.
One thing I wrestled with was making or buying a nice gas manifold but decided to forgo that for now and make the best use of what I already had which was a couple of Camp Chef burners. I cut off the legs and just used the whole burner/shroud/regulator assembly. Not ideal but it'll work perfectly fine for now and I can always upgrade later. I have one tank with a splitter to use for my HLT and MLT and the BK will have it's own tank.
Hope to finish up soon and post a couple more detail photos.













__________________
TIKI Brew
lpdjshaw is offline
oldstyle69 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 04:25 AM   #2
lpdjshaw
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North County, San Diego, CA
Posts: 345
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I couldn't figure out how to label each photo so....to mount the pumps I used the 1 1/2" pipe U brackets pictured above. I just used the flat plate - it was the perfect size - and tossed the U part, and then some 2 1/2" long machine screws.



__________________
TIKI Brew
lpdjshaw is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 05:26 AM   #3
Carlscan26
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Carlscan26's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 489
Liked 32 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 27

Default

Nice work. I especially like the solution to reuse your existing burners vs. building from scratch. How did you mount them? Or do they just sit in the frame?

I like the solid strut look a lot. :cheers:

__________________
Carlscan26 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #4
luhrks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 327
Liked 18 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

That works. +1 Good job!

__________________
luhrks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 01:16 PM   #5
LibertyHillBrewery
Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
LibertyHillBrewery's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Henniker, New Hampshire
Posts: 64
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

Nice!! in the process myself, I actually like that your burners just slide into place, One thing that i've found, is those pump motors and liquids don't like each other, maybe a shroud of sorts, (I'm a little wreckless during clean up!) great looking build!! i've gotta look into that strut channell stuff,.it looks sharp!!! thanks for sharing!!

__________________
LibertyHillBrewery is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 02:37 PM   #6
marshallbeer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nottingham, NH, New Hampshire
Posts: 61
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

I likw how you mounted the pumps. Wish I had thought that. Are you going to cover them?

__________________
marshallbeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 02:46 PM   #7
lpdjshaw
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North County, San Diego, CA
Posts: 345
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I'm going to secure the burner assemblies with an angle bracket that mounts to the strut under the side rails. I'll attach that to the shroud with a stainless bolt.
As for covering the pumps, yeah, planning on that, just not sure the best/easiest way. I have two small sheets of thin aluminum that I might try to fabricate something out of. Any ideas out there?

__________________
TIKI Brew
lpdjshaw is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
TerraNova
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 78
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Super awesome. I am mid build on my solid strut stainless stand but am stuck due to funds and redesigns.

Yours is a work of beauty. Every bit as aesthetically pleasing as a welded stand but easier and potentially cheaper. Plus it can be easily modified.

NICELY DONE! I love homebrew porn like this.

__________________
TerraNova is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-26-2013, 11:04 PM   #9
poislb
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kenosha, WI
Posts: 1,030
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default

Have you fired it up yet, at least a water run? Are you getting enough venting for your propane gasses to escape? Im building mine now as well and stuck on the burner ventilation with the wind screens. I will be using blichmann burners that already have the wind protector but not sure how I wanna mount them to make sure the gasses excape. Thanks, nice build..

__________________
poislb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2013, 02:23 AM   #10
lpdjshaw
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: North County, San Diego, CA
Posts: 345
Liked 12 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

No, I haven't done a dry (wet) run yet. I'm not really worried about venting. I'm really only slightly blocking the upper cutout areas on the sides of the burner shroud and I think I'm actually going to get as much if not more venting by going from when I used to use these burners with keggles (which have full coverage at the bottom and that skirt) to Blichmann's now (which are tapered at the bottom). I may give it a run tomorrow if I have time. I'll post results when I do though.



__________________
TIKI Brew
lpdjshaw is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My single tier build n2fooz DIY Projects 122 01-30-2013 07:33 PM
Single Tier vs. Two Tier Build swatman260 DIY Projects 24 06-16-2011 12:02 AM
New Guy and my new Single Tier Build! MotleyBrue DIY Projects 68 03-21-2011 04:52 AM
My Single Tier Build w/ BCS-460 alowell DIY Projects 11 01-04-2011 04:04 PM