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Forum: DIY Projects 10-16-2013, 04:07 PM
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Posted By fortydegnorth
I'm thinking about selling my stand that started...

I'm thinking about selling my stand that started this post. It's still just like new. One batch is all I've brewed. Hence the reason for selling. If anyone is interested they can email me. I haven't...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-11-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By fortydegnorth
I just built one similar last winter. Not as tall...

I just built one similar last winter. Not as tall but its still decent size. I used 2x4's and rigid foam and the capped it all with plywood.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-10-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
I didn't adjust anything except the crush on the...

I didn't adjust anything except the crush on the grain. Basically hitting the exact same numbers as my brutus without as much work. With the brutus I had to switch hoses, attach the sparge lid and...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-09-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
My mash temp for this recipe was 150. I had to...

My mash temp for this recipe was 150. I had to heat a little after dough in because my temp dropped to 148. Got it to 150, stirring the whole time. I killed the heat, threw two towels on top and...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-09-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 158
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Posted By fortydegnorth
The boil and into the fermenter:

The boil and into the fermenter:
Forum: DIY Projects 01-09-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
Brewed a batch of IPA on the new stand. Worked...

Brewed a batch of IPA on the new stand. Worked awesome! It was by far the easiest brewing I've done compared to the single tier 3 kettle Brutus system. I did 10 gallons of IPA. I first changed my...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-03-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
Finally going to brew with the BIAB stand. I...

Finally going to brew with the BIAB stand. I have the yeast on the stir plate and the grain is ground and ready. I hope to brew tomorrow. Spent last night and most of today cleaning kegs,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-02-2013, 09:50 PM
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Posted By fortydegnorth
Own a landscaping install and maintenance company.

Own a landscaping install and maintenance company.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-21-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
I actually have not brewed with this yet. I know...

I actually have not brewed with this yet. I know that sounds crazy but I got married last year and between that, work, money and other hobbies I just haven't started again. I do have a fermentation...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-17-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
As far as the sides of the basket pulling in with...

As far as the sides of the basket pulling in with weight, the bayou classic pots are more than strong enough. To test the tipping capacity I stacked over 40# of weight into the basket, hanging from...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
I'm getting closer to brewing again. Kegs are...

I'm getting closer to brewing again. Kegs are empty and the weather is cooling off finally. I'm trying to finish another project, a sand rail build, before brewing. So many projects with so little...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-31-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
I hate to admit it, but I haven't brewed with...

I hate to admit it, but I haven't brewed with this stand yet. Last year I was on a roll brewing and this year has been filled with other projects and it's been incredibly hot for here. I recently...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-27-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,654
Posted By fortydegnorth
Move the AC temp sensor to the outside of the...

Move the AC temp sensor to the outside of the cooled area. It will think it's still hot in the chamber when in fact it's only hot outside. Then control the AC with a ranco, aquarium controller or...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-17-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By fortydegnorth
I have the 23 tip jet burner hooked up to a...

I have the 23 tip jet burner hooked up to a standard natural gas ball valve on a 3/8" hose and it's very adjustable. I can turn it down to a 2-3" tall flame or crank it to a 16" high flame. It...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-12-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,268
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Posted By fortydegnorth
82 quart bayou classic with steamer basket.

82 quart bayou classic with steamer basket.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-12-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3,268
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Posted By fortydegnorth
BIAB stand. First batch should be in a couple...

BIAB stand. First batch should be in a couple weeks. I need to empty some kegs and fermenters first. Sold the Brutus and went "simple"
Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
I understand all the structural things that are...

I understand all the structural things that are being talked about but you have to remember that this hoist is going to be holding 40 pounds. I could duct tape a dowel rod to the side of the stand...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-09-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
The basket sits down in the kettle, without...

The basket sits down in the kettle, without measuring I'd say over an inch. Right now I don't have a diptube, just a weldess valve. There is enough room for the basket to fit without disturbing the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-08-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
The basket has four areas that act as standoffs...

The basket has four areas that act as standoffs and lift the basket up maybe 1/4" off the bottom. Bolts could easily be added to lift it higher.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-08-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By fortydegnorth
I bought a couple from him last year. They are...

I bought a couple from him last year. They are really nice buckets but I prefer the plastic conicals.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-08-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
I lose some in the chiller but never really worry...

I lose some in the chiller but never really worry about it. I make my batches large enough to have around 11 gallons going into the fermentor so after trub and yeast I have 10 gallons going into...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
Water test is done. Everyone can relax now about...

Water test is done. Everyone can relax now about tipping.......including me. With 12 gallons of water in the pot and the boom extended straight out perpendicular to the stand (as far away as...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
Worst case scenario, I add an extension onto the...

Worst case scenario, I add an extension onto the side with a caster to keep it stable. I may test tonight with water in the pot to see how much it takes to make it tipsy.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
All plumbed and test fired. I went with natural...

All plumbed and test fired. I went with natural gas this time. I need to install the fittings in the lid for recirculation but that's all. 23 tip burner is intense!
Forum: DIY Projects 03-07-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 48,513
Posted By fortydegnorth
I fabricated the hoist/ crane. The winch is just...

I fabricated the hoist/ crane. The winch is just a boat winch for a jetski trailer
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