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reidstav 05-25-2007 04:26 PM

Oatmeal stout brewday
 
This was my second time to brew. Lil' Sparky has been kind enough to let me brew with him in order to help me get my feet wet.
I had a great time and have officially been bitten by the bug.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...wSculpture.jpg
This is Lil' Sparky's brew sculpture. Makes things very easy.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...ingthemash.jpg
Providing some manual labor.

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x.../08hopsbag.jpg
Adding hops

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x...av/10Final.jpg
End of the day

ohiobrewtus 05-25-2007 05:46 PM

That's a nice setup you've got there.

Next time I want to see pics of you brewing on the trampoline in the backgroud. :D That tier system just looks too easy, you need more of a challenge.

:mug:

Lil' Sparky 05-25-2007 05:53 PM

Thanks. It definately makes things easier - that's why I built it. Since we were doing a 10 gallon batch, the volumes of water needed were like 8 gallons for mash and 9 gallons for the sparge. That's a lot of heavy scalding water you don't want to be lifting and hauling around! It's nice to be able to add the water w/ the hose, heat things in place, and never have to move anything!

Reid, when are we building yours? ;)

Denny's Evil Concoctions 05-26-2007 12:36 AM

My tree is taller as I use 12g carboys so the bottom tier had to be taller. Sure wish it was the height of yours though.

BierMuncher 05-26-2007 01:14 AM

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Very nice setup. I still get to assemble, climb ladders, carry hot water up...carry hot water down...move things around...siphon and disassemble.

It's my brew workout.

I love a good brew day.
Attachment 1773

Reidman 05-26-2007 09:07 AM

I thought this was a pretty good idea....

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x.../08hopsbag.jpg

Lil' Sparky 05-26-2007 01:01 PM

I can't take credit for that one. Someone else on here came up with it, but I can't remember who. It worked well, except the hose clamp came loose when we tried to lift it out. We were still able to get the bag out and you should've seen the ball of hops that was left from 3 oz of pellet hops. I think I've solved the problem of it coming off. I put a large rubber band around the pvc first to give the hose clamp and bag something soft and sticky to hold on to. I don't think it'll come off again.

EdWort 05-27-2007 03:11 AM

What size bag is it and have you scorched it? What are those steel rods and where did you get them. Looks cool.

rmullins 05-27-2007 03:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BierMuncher
Very nice setup. I still get to assemble, climb ladders, carry hot water up...carry hot water down...move things around...siphon and disassemble.

It's my brew workout.

I love a good brew day.
Attachment 1773

What propane burner are you using?

Lil' Sparky 05-27-2007 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EdWort
What size bag is it and have you scorched it? What are those steel rods and where did you get them. Looks cool.

I got the large straining bag (18" x 19") from here: http://www.northernbrewer.com/stir-strain.html

It has very fine mesh and keeps all of the hop particles in the bag. It hasn't scorched. I can't think of why it would. It rolls in the boil.

I think the rods are 3/8". I bought a 36" rod at HD and cut it w/ the dremel.


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