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Old 05-25-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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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.


This is Lil' Sparky's brew sculpture. Makes things very easy.


Providing some manual labor.


Adding hops


End of the day

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Old 05-25-2007, 05:46 PM   #2
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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. That tier system just looks too easy, you need more of a challenge.

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Old 05-25-2007, 05:53 PM   #3
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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?

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Old 05-26-2007, 12:36 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 05-26-2007, 01:14 AM   #5
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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.
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I thought this was a pretty good idea....

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Old 05-26-2007, 01:01 PM   #7
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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.

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

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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.
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What propane burner are you using?
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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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