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Old 12-31-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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For a guy that doesn't weld/build much... could this work as a brewstand with minor modifications? It is rated at 1000lbs capacity with casters, 2000lbs without. If 3 15.5 gallon keggles were full, the liquid would weight approximately 400lbs, and the keggles another 100lbs.

http://www.gemplers.com/product/1389...-or-Stationary

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Old 12-31-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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I imagine it would work. I think the height might be the only issue if you build up from the bench surface. The bench top is already 35" so by the time you add burners and your keggles their tops will be a bit high.

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Old 12-31-2009, 07:38 PM   #3
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I can't see why it wouldn't work. It should definately have the weight capacity.

I am just begining a build and plan to use this:

http://www.unistrut.com/

under >products >1-5/8 metal framing

We use it all the time in our electrical work. It is super strong and all you really need to assemble is a hack saw and some nuts/bolts/washers. There are also a ton of accessories available for corners etc...I am sure a local electrician or plumber would sell some if you can't source elsewhere.

I think my custom stand should cost around $100.00 in parts when I am finished and I am sure it will be strong enough for me to climb if I want.

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I was thinking you could cut a hole and mount the burners below... but as i type this i realize that would impact the load you could have on the surface.

as for the height... what is the popular height for a single tier brewstand?

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Here's my plan: http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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Just started setting up the brewhaus with these. Bought 2 yesterday. Thinking of getting a couple more. Might try to use a set for a 3-tier setup, HLT on top, MLT in middle and a burner with the BK on the floor. Only concern I have is that wire starts to bow a little with the weight of a full 5-gallon bucket. Wondering how a heavy 10-gal MLT full of Wee Heavy mash will work?
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For a guy that doesn't weld/build much... could this work as a brewstand with minor modifications? It is rated at 1000lbs capacity with casters, 2000lbs without. If 3 15.5 gallon keggles were full, the liquid would weight approximately 400lbs, and the keggles another 100lbs.

http://www.gemplers.com/product/1389...-or-Stationary
That table sure looks great in the picture, I could use 3 of them now in shop. kind of a shame to cut one up for a brewing rig.
Why not scratch build one to your exact height and dimensions for your planned brewing rig?
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Yes, you could make it work. It's sheet steel, so I know that *I* would scratch the cr4p out of it, just in time for it to start rusting YMMV (I hope).

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