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Old 02-18-2013, 02:07 AM   #1
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I am tearing apart my previous weldless failure, and changing the format to a Brutus 20 ish setup. I have a Bottom draining MLT, that has a false bottom and I am going to use a BIAB to speed cleanup. I am going to incorporate my 50' IC for my HERMS coil and use my Auber Ins. PID to keep my mash temp, and hopefully be able to step mash. I am for the mean time going to keep using my IC to chill, I do have 20' of 1/2" O.D. copper waiting for me to turn it into a CFC. Once I do I will still keep using my IC as my HERMS coil. I have a Stainless Brewing hop spider that I can't wait to use. The only major things I have still on order are 2x 12v Pumps, and my casters for the stand. Anyways here are the pics.

Here I am getting the final layout


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Final Layout


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Control Panel Mount / Hose hanger


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How I mounted the burner / windscreen


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Top view of the Banjo Burner


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HLT/BK (minus the hop spider) showing the IC as a HERMS coil


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I have to almost "thread" my IC around my thermowell


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Hop spider without it's legs cut down but it gives you an idea.


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My MLT with 2 returns and thermometer


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Here are the mounts for the casters hopefully they will work well.


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I got the legs cut for the hop spider


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The casters came in today as well.


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Here is how the gas line is run along with the honeywell standing pilot valve, the regulator and hose are hanging down in the pic and didn't notice them while I was taking the pic.


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Here is the rig almost complete, just waiting on the pumps on the row boat from China.


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I got my pumps in 2x Topsflow TS5 PV15 pumps, I will move my March pump back to my toolbox for random pumping as needed, and in case one of the TS5's die.

I also got in 2x 3 way ball valves T type from Dudadiesel so I can just switch my flow and not have to disconnect and reconnect my hoses.


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Other things I am still waiting to do,

I plan on getting a slightly smaller thermowell for my HLT/BK so I can easily remove my immersion chiller.

A "floor" for the bottom of my stand to store things when not in use, I am not sure how I am going to do this yet.

A small hoist to lift the grain bag out of the MLT so I can clean it and use it as a whirlpool/hopback.

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what length are your cross braces? Im deciding between 12" and 13" on mine

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what length are your cross braces? Im deciding between 12" and 13" on mine
If I think I know what you are referring to (the horizontal pieces(x7) that determine the depth of the stand) they are 12". I liked how they looked and supported the keggles. Going with 13" didn't look like a good idea to me as it was less frame holding up the keggles.

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Now that I am basically done with my stand (operationally speaking) I am hoping to brew this weekend. I will take some "action" shots when I brew.

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