Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Stainless Steel

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-17-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
thenatibrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: cincinnati
Posts: 147
Default Stainless Steel

I am in the planning stages of building my single tier stand. i want to make it out of 2" square tube stainless steel (maybe 1.5"). i was wondering where you guys get your steel? any help would be great. i am sure i will have a ton more questions the further i get into this project. thanks again for the help....

__________________
He who drinks beer sleeps well. he who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. Amen.

-unknown monk
thenatibrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2010, 08:35 PM   #2
mikelikesit2000
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: TEMECULA, CA
Posts: 405
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I know ebay has a few stores that have it.

__________________
Brewed this year- "Maiden Voyage" Pale Ale - Peat Smoked Earl Grey Porter - American "Orange Blossom" Wheat - IRA -

My Build My Photo Gallery
mikelikesit2000 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2010, 08:38 PM   #3
thenatibrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: cincinnati
Posts: 147
Default

i check there, i have on many threads seen guys that stated they bought their ss for around 120 dollars. according to the sellers on ebay it would be around 300?? not sure were they are getting those cheap prices? of course i may not be looking for the same thing either????

__________________
He who drinks beer sleeps well. he who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. Amen.

-unknown monk
thenatibrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2010, 08:44 PM   #4
addis29
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Marietta, OHIO
Posts: 165
Likes Given: 1

Default

I got 1" square steel from a local scarp yard. It's not stainless, but with a fresh coat of red paint looks beautiful.

__________________
addis29 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2010, 09:30 PM   #5
shawnguinn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Sparks, Nevada
Posts: 151
Default

I called around to our local welding shops, They will always sell metal and because they buy in bulk it is usually a lot cheaper then anywhere else. I paid about $140 for all my 2" square tubing for my single tier, if you want check it out!!!!

__________________

Shawn

My New Brewstand Build

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/new-...r-help-165599/

shawnguinn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2010, 10:10 PM   #6
dmfa200
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Madison
Posts: 526
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Look in your yellow pages for metal suppliers.
They will usually have the cheapest prices.
Ask for 304 stainless. Thin wall, maybe .060 will plenty thick enough.

__________________

I don't know what you said, but your wrong.

dmfa200 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2010, 10:29 PM   #7
Catt22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 57 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Try the Hirshberg Co here in Cincinnati:

http://davidhirschbergsteel.com/

If they don't have it in stock, they can order it for you. It pays to shop around when buying this sort of stuff.

__________________
Catt22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2010, 10:57 PM   #8
Ohio-Ed
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ohio-Ed's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,072
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Catt22 View Post
Try the Hirshberg Co here in Cincinnati:

http://davidhirschbergsteel.com/

If they don't have it in stock, they can order it for you. It pays to shop around when buying this sort of stuff.
Good guys... I was there today.

I bought some mild steel to build a welding table.

I'll be building a stand soon and I'm interested in what you find.

BTW... 1.5" x 1.5" x 1/8" wall mild steel square tubing was just over $2/foot at Hirshberg's. (I don't think you need 1/8" wall tubing for a brewstand)
__________________
Ohio-Ed is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-17-2010, 11:28 PM   #9
Catt22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 57 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ohio-Ed View Post
Good guys... I was there today.

I bought some mild steel to build a welding table.

I'll be building a stand soon and I'm interested in what you find.

BTW... 1.5" x 1.5" x 1/8" wall mild steel square tubing was just over $2/foot at Hirshberg's. (I don't think you need 1/8" wall tubing for a brewstand)
I agree that the 1/8" wall tubing is too heavy. Half that would work just fine and it would save some money too.
__________________
Catt22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-18-2010, 01:19 AM   #10
thenatibrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: cincinnati
Posts: 147
Default

shawn
i saw your build on that thread the other day...looks great. that is exactly what i am thinking about doing. i will start calling around, i know a local weld shop that help me build my 3 tier system!! i also know a metal shop that deals only in stainless steel. so i will start calling them and see what they say.

what are your guys thoughts on semi automated or manual?? one pump or two?? counterflow chiller or plate chiller?? these are all questions that will need to be addressed soon....

again thanks for the input.

__________________
He who drinks beer sleeps well. he who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. Amen.

-unknown monk
thenatibrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Soldering Stainless steel BargainFittings DIY Projects 1418 07-24-2014 03:36 AM
Stainless steel question baer19d DIY Projects 22 06-16-2011 05:05 AM
Stainless steel braid. shan196 DIY Projects 5 01-13-2010 12:27 PM
Help tapping stainless steel jppostKW DIY Projects 8 11-08-2009 02:24 AM
Stainless steel welder in MD Cold_Steel DIY Projects 2 05-25-2009 12:50 PM