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Old 09-19-2011, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default Elevated Mash Tun

Here is the latest addition to my all grain endeavors. I have a winch through a couple pulleys that elevates the tun so I can drain it directly into the brew kettle. Once the first runnings empty, I lower it, add the sparge, crank it up again and drain into the kettle.

The second pic shows my stove, brew kettle and advanced ventilation system

I think it's pretty cool but I wonder what the rest of you guys think...be kind to the newbie.

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Old 09-19-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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That is slick. Might have to make a trip to Harbor Freight to outfit one of these things. I wonder if you could rig up one on a track system along the ceiling?

What kind of burner is that under your kettle? looks like an old super powered gas kitchen range.

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Old 09-20-2011, 06:49 AM   #3
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It's got slap-stick comedy wrong goings written all over it

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Old 09-20-2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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It is an old stove with all 4 burners close enough so that all 4 can fire up under the kettle. So far, no mishaps. I have 4 or 5 batches under my belt with this rig. Also, I did get everything from harbor freight except one pulley which I had to get from a local industrial rigging/lift company.

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I also have an 'Elevated' mash tun, but slightly different setup. I have a push cart that has a foot jack.

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You guys realize that these rigs cost more than a pump? And some are a helluva lot more dangerous?

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Yea, but my cart was a gift (so no cost for me).

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Where can you get a pump for $35. They are only dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. I hang thousands of pounds of steel above people's heads for a living. Everything I am using is rated for about 10 times the weight I'm dealing with.

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Where can you get a pump for $35. They are only dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. I hang thousands of pounds of steel above people's heads for a living. Everything I am using is rated for about 10 times the weight I'm dealing with.
A winch, 2 pullies, 2 (or 4?) ratchet straps, a platform, for under $35? not a bad deal...

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in my finest Drew Carry voice DAMN SAFETY NAZI.
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