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Old 03-09-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default My First Brew Rig

After scouring this site for the past few months, I came up with this rig. After buying my first Blichmann burner, then my second, then a plate chiller, water filter, etc., everything was kinda scattered all over the back porch. So I decided to use the parts I all ready had and build a rolling structure to bolt it all down to. I think I am finally finished! (for now)
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RIMS tube
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I am going to give it a trial run this weekend. Thanks to all the threads with pics and diagrams, and the help of some fellow brewers that helped me with some wiring issues.

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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Wow, that's one hell of a first rig! Well done!

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Old 03-09-2011, 08:47 PM   #3
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Wow!!! You apparently have a lot more time and money than I do!! That thing is BEYOOTIFUL!

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:20 PM   #4
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dam what a beast

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Old 03-09-2011, 10:12 PM   #5
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Wow that is very nicely done!

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Old 03-09-2011, 10:16 PM   #6
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Wow! That's impressive! Have you never brewed, or is this just your first official "rig"?

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Chapa....started brewing Nov. of last year, before that my boy's got me a wine kit for fathers day. I did that until I ventured out to another supplier. They had all these grain tubs, kettles, beer on tap in the back room. I went to one of their brew classes and got hooked. Beer brewing is way more challenging than the wine kits and I really enjoy the challenge.

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Old 03-10-2011, 03:17 AM   #8
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Chapa....started brewing Nov. of last year, before that my boy's got me a wine kit for fathers day. I did that until I ventured out to another supplier. They had all these grain tubs, kettles, beer on tap in the back room. I went to one of their brew classes and got hooked. Beer brewing is way more challenging than the wine kits and I really enjoy the challenge.
That's awesome! I'm sure you'll love that rig!! Welcome to the obsession!!
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Awesome! Did you weld up that brew stand too? I'm moving to Oklahoma next year. I want to build something like that for all of my beer stuff, but need to wait until after the 4,000 mile move.

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Old 03-10-2011, 04:08 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by rrogerstwo
After scouring this site for the past few months, I came up with this rig. After buying my first Blichmann burner, then my second, then a plate chiller, water filter, etc., everything was kinda scattered all over the back porch. So I decided to use the parts I all ready had and build a rolling structure to bolt it all down to. I think I am finally finished! (for now)
<img src="http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21523"/>
Control Panel
<img src="http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21525"/>
RIMS tube
<img src="http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21524"/>
I am going to give it a trial run this weekend. Thanks to all the threads with pics and diagrams, and the help of some fellow brewers that helped me with some wiring issues.
That is slick! A hybrid system? No temp control for the hlt and using rims to maintain temp during mash?
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