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Old 12-22-2011, 08:06 PM   #201
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Ran the first run today with the new rig. It all worked very well
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:31 AM   #202
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Congratulations on creating such a fantastic nano brewery. Awesome all the way around.

Can you please provide more information on your new brew sculpture? Where did you order it from? Hopefully if everything goes right i'll be in the market for one just like it at the end of this year.

Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful information !!!

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Old 02-06-2012, 12:22 PM   #203
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Below are two pictures showing the tilting brew kettle. We find this very important to being able to clean the kettle easily. In addition the wiring conection of the power to the heating element is a headache. On a small kettle its not that bad but with a big kettle it is very easy to put strain on the wrong 220 v cord and cause damage.

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Finally got the new MT ready to use. I used the old pex tube tubing from the 40 gallon MT which will now be the new HLT. The new MT is a 55 gallon Rubbermaid tub the old false bottom was just a little small. So I cut a 2 in ring from one of the covers to make up the difference. Then use dome copper wire to attach the two. Made a wheat beer yesterday and it all worked fine. Next is to make a big beer that used 175 lbs of grain. In the past we had to use the 40 gallon MT and our old 20 gallon Blichamnn MT. Will try to post some pictures.

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I had a local welder build the brew stand for us. No great drawings or Sketchup to work from just a guy that knew his steal.

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Just read through this entire thread!

Very inspiring!

I know you mentioned a fermentation room. Can you speak a little more about this room and how you control temperature? For Lagers? For Ales?

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:41 PM   #207
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Congrats on living the dream! I, like everyone else who has read this entire thread, look forward to hearing more about your progress.

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Below are some pictures of the new MT
135 lb of DRY grain
You can tip the MT almost level (if you go to far the gran falls out all at once) and shovel it out into a container for disposal. You can then tilt to level and wash with a hose for final cleaning.

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Below is a picture showing the electrical connection to the kettle. the good thing is that the wiring is connected to the frame and will not strain the connection

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I love it when this thread pops back up in my subscriptions... Thanks for all the great updates.



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