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Old 02-20-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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Well, as they say.......you are never finished "improving" your brew system.

I am tearing down my 3 tier brewery, dubbed BREWTALITYand building a 1 pump single tier system. You can find the thread to the original build here.

This second gen system will be aptly named, BREWTALITY 2


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Old 02-20-2009, 08:37 PM   #2
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Here is a sketchup drawing of the new rig. I ordered the steel, 1 march pump, 3/8 & 1/2 inch silicone tubing, and QD's yesterday. Will be able to start welding Monday.



a few changes:
1. It will be about 2/3 as tall
2. It will only have 1 vertical support in middle instead of two.


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"No soldier can fight unless he is properly fed on beef and beer."
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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my idea for now (and I am leaving room for improvement)......

A manual HERMS setup
By this I mean I will have a HERMS coil running through the HLT, but I will have no auto temp control. I will also use the same coil to chill the wort and aerate (I will recirculate back into BK through coil and allow to splash for aeration; HSA is a myth), The coil will be made up of two 25' 3/8 copper IC's; one with a smaller diameter inside the larger one.
It will have nothing hard plumbed. There will be two silicone hoses: one 1/2 inch for drain to pump and one 3/8 from pump to coil and outlet that will hang over top of keggles. These two hoses will have QD's as well as the pumps I/O. Should keep it simple, cheap, and have no maze of valves (except for just after the pump to control flow).

Is that understandable? I will post pics as I build and finish.
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"Always remember that I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."
"No soldier can fight unless he is properly fed on beef and beer."
"Make sure that the beer - four pints a week - goes to the troops under fire before any of the parties in the rear get a drop."
-Winston Churchill----brilliant man
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:57 PM   #4
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Looks good to me. Nice and clean.

Those kegs look familiar
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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Those kegs look familiar
Yeah, I think I got the march pump mockup from you too.
Good work and thanks for submitting those.
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"No soldier can fight unless he is properly fed on beef and beer."
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I also use those kegs in my sketchup files
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A local steel yard (Everett Steel) is cutting my tube to length before hand. All I will have to do is weld it. 1 inch square at 13 gage (.095) wall thickness is plenty strong enough, and at 70 bucks total....you can't beat it!

And I got my little, flux core, wire feed for 120 bucks at Harbor Freight! It is a cheap little 90 amp 110 volt unit, but it will weld up to 1/8 no problem. I have had good experiences with these, and for the price, if it craps out in a few years, who cares?
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"No soldier can fight unless he is properly fed on beef and beer."
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I also use those kegs in my sketchup files
You know, sketchup just doesnt cut it. I work with AutoCAD all day, maybe I should switch from buildings to brew systems. If any of you would like some drawn up blue prints to send to a manufacturer I would be more than happy to conver them. Okay done sticking up for CAD, love the setup, are you welding it all together yourself?
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sketchup is perfect for what it is.....it is a free solid modeling program. In that realm, I cannot sing its praises enough.

However, being an engineer myself, I realize there are many suites that are better (probably all commercially available suites are better in some respect). My experience is in autoCAD, Solidworks and ProE. IMHO, solidworks is superior to all, for 3D modeling. AutoCAD honestly limps along when it comes to 3D and ProE is just to cumbersome.

But if you are a private user, and can't afford the astronomical price tags, sketchup works great for getting your ideas in visual form.

And yes, I am welding myself.
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"No soldier can fight unless he is properly fed on beef and beer."
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Sketchup rocks. The free version is great, and the pro version is cheap. It is very intuitive and easy to use. There are tons of online tutorials and plugins available to do some pretty cool stuff. It's not a CAD program, but I don't need a CAD program. I just want to visualize stuff in 3D, which Sketchup does very well... and they don't put out a new version every year. Milk that revenue stream Autodesk!


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