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Old 07-29-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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Let me know what you guys think. I still have to sand, stain and get my march pump rigged up, but its close.




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Old 07-29-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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I love wooden rigs for some reason! Looks very nice!

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:21 PM   #3
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I love wooden rigs for some reason! Looks very nice!
heh heh heh... you said wood.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:31 PM   #4
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Looks very nice and compact!
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:37 PM   #5
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Looks very nice and compact!
That was one of my main goals. I didn't want something that was too big, its just high enough to drain into just about any fermenter with gravity, and high enough if I use a plate chiller i could get away with gravity for filling my better bottles. The Mash Tun drains through the handle of the keggle to shave a few inches. Lots of drawing before I started this, but I did build it (the wood framework) on one Sunday afternoon. The control panel and keggle are different stories. I have 4 batches on the kettle and control panel but zero on the system as a whole-Friday looks like a good break in day!


 
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:41 PM   #6
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AB I can understand, but NB!?!? There'd better be a good explanation for this.

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:22 PM   #7
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AB I can understand, but NB!?!? There'd better be a good explanation for this.
All legal-Scouts honor.

I got the AB one first, wish I would have gotten the NB first and made the kettle with that. Next step is to convert that NB into a mash tun, build the rims and wait for my last keg to get in from CHI for the HLT.

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:59 PM   #8
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A few more pics:






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Old 07-29-2009, 10:23 PM   #9
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Nice.
I think electric is in my future.. I dislike brewing in the summer and getting a face full of heat blasting out around my kettles, feeling the BTU's wasted.

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:33 PM   #10
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Nice.
I think electric is in my future.. I dislike brewing in the summer and getting a face full of heat blasting out around my kettles, feeling the BTU's wasted.
I also did not like sweating into the kettle. All the heat is dumped directly into the wort on this system. Of course you lose some heat through the keg, but your heat doesn't have to penatrate through the keggle either. Let me know if you have questions. The Pol's stuff is great to use as a reference as are the others who have commented on his pages who have built simular systems.

Nothing beats heating up water for mash in at around 4-5 degrees a minute!... well I am sure some things would, but its pretty awesome

 
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