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Old 09-08-2006, 03:33 PM   #1
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I am looking at building a brewing sculpture for my new 25 gal rig. Mash tun and kettle at the same hight and sparge water at a higher level. Is there any heavy duty shelveing out there I could use or do I need to have someone weld something together.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:20 PM   #2
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The shelving I use claims 1000 lbs per shelf. Since a 25 gallon kettle would be less than 300 pounds, they might work. The nice part about this shelving, I was about to change the height several times untill I was happy with it.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:20 PM   #3
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Back when I was looking to build a sculpture, I couldn't find anything shelving-wise that I was satisfied with. I think your best bet would be to find a good machine shop and get something fabricated.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:52 PM   #4
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i just bought some 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" angle, that has holes in it along the entire length. it come in 6' lengths at home depot, and bolted that together. it worked great for my 3 tier setup, and it is real easy to use. it is not real cheap, but i can't weld, so it had to work. i don't see why you couldnt do the same thing. I'll have to post some pictures later.
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Old 09-08-2006, 05:03 PM   #5
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Yah. I would love to see some pics

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I used 1.5" strut for my base of tier and then 1.5" angle iron. I had the struts laying around and cut the cost of the angle iron down by 1/2. Some bolts and nuts and of course piping for the propane burners and viola.

The whole cost is something about $100. Burners/kegs/propane/thermometers/ballvalves/hoses/chiller not included.

I 'll post a schematta of it later.

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I would love to see some pic's also.
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Here is some great info and plans for a two tier like mine

http://hbd.org/mtippin/2tier.html
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While you're designing and having a sculpture welded you could buy some afforadable shelving to temporarily brew on and then use it for storage after your new rig is complete and have a nice organized shelf with all the associated beer necessities, tools, toys, and more. Here's a place I've ordered from for both boltless and wire shelving and both have quite a weight capacity.

http://www.globalindustrial.com/gcs/index.web

Once your rig has been designed let us have a look as I'm always impressed with what everyone is coming up with.

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Default Superstrut!

I'm currently building a single vessel system with superstrut. Very strong, easy to put together, and easy to take apart and re-due if you need to. Check out this thread for ideas on what strut is and how people have used it.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-w...-strut-363128/
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