NanoBrewery build - Page 20 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > NanoBrewery build

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2009, 05:55 AM   #191
gromitdj
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Posts: 510
Liked 62 Times on 49 Posts


Hey Tom,

I hope you're not trying to stay low profile, cause I'm going to blow your cover. I just wanted to say that the Il Vicino on Central (circa 1994-1995) is one of my all time favorite restaurants.

HBHoss, take Tom up on his offer for the spreadsheet and any other advice he might offer. Then go and get the Frankenbrew video. It might still be available from the BrewCrazy podcast (Why you are there, listen to the Tom Hennessy interview). Very, Very interesting.
__________________
Donnie

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2009, 11:44 AM   #192
Red Clay
 
Red Clay's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2007
Canton, Georgia
Posts: 101
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts


I'd love to hear the ball-park pricing for the plastic kegs (1/6th and 1/12th). It'd be tempting to get a group-buy together for some custom "I Brewed It" engraved ones!
__________________
Red Clay Brewing

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2009, 12:17 PM   #193
ajwillys
 
ajwillys's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Holly Springs, NC
Posts: 1,296
Liked 26 Times on 24 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Clay View Post
I'd love to hear the ball-park pricing for the plastic kegs (1/6th and 1/12th). It'd be tempting to get a group-buy together for some custom "I Brewed It" engraved ones!
This is what I was quoted:

Just for your FYI, we give price breaks for every full pallet you buy of any of the keg sizes, 27 fit on a full pallet for the 1/2's; 60 for the 1/6's; 120 for the 1/12's. 1/2 barrels =$86.50;1/6 barrels = $65.50;1/12 barrels = $56 a unit.

These prices seemed on par with the prices of used stainless kegs. We still haven't decided if we'd rather have used stainless or new plastic, but leaning towards used stainless.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2009, 02:50 PM   #194
farmbrewernw
 
farmbrewernw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Richland, WA
Posts: 1,574
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Used stainless is the way to go as long as you can find them, you also have to consider the value of stainless versus plastic. You aren't going to have homebrewers and crazy meth addicts stealing plastic kegs. I also like the idea that the plastic kegs have rfid chips in them so if you had a scanner you could easily track your kegs. Eventually if your getting big enough your more than likely going to have to buy new stuff and your going to have to stick with what you have because like I said plastic and stainless kegs don't stack together.
__________________
Schlonghammer Ales
It well...it tastes.......more fuller
_________________________
I'm working as a pro now, but that doesn't mean I'm not still homebrewing. I'm going to see if I can homebrew at work as a way to develop new recipes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zymurgrafi
wow, tha more I drink, tha more cohernet you all are!
and stufffff.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2009, 02:53 PM   #195
farmbrewernw
 
farmbrewernw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Richland, WA
Posts: 1,574
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


It's a crap shoot though I mean as long as you get back your stainless kegs they will last for ever and more than likely the plastic ones will need to be replaced I'm assuming. You know I feel like we're hijacking Hoss's thread as the new Pro-Brewer advice thread. Maybe we need to start something new.
__________________
Schlonghammer Ales
It well...it tastes.......more fuller
_________________________
I'm working as a pro now, but that doesn't mean I'm not still homebrewing. I'm going to see if I can homebrew at work as a way to develop new recipes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zymurgrafi
wow, tha more I drink, tha more cohernet you all are!
and stufffff.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2009, 03:33 PM   #196
HBHoss
Chappell Brewery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
HBHoss's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Mariposa, CA
Posts: 8,220
Liked 125 Times on 123 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by farmbrewernw View Post
It's a crap shoot though I mean as long as you get back your stainless kegs they will last for ever and more than likely the plastic ones will need to be replaced I'm assuming. You know I feel like we're hijacking Hoss's thread as the new Pro-Brewer advice thread. Maybe we need to start something new.
Hijack away guys, this is great information. The Nanobrewery portion of this adventure is pretty much done so now it's on to the Going Pro segment of our tour.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2009, 04:04 PM   #197
farmbrewernw
 
farmbrewernw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Richland, WA
Posts: 1,574
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Oh boy, well it's always good to think big.
__________________
Schlonghammer Ales
It well...it tastes.......more fuller
_________________________
I'm working as a pro now, but that doesn't mean I'm not still homebrewing. I'm going to see if I can homebrew at work as a way to develop new recipes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zymurgrafi
wow, tha more I drink, tha more cohernet you all are!
and stufffff.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 07:01 PM   #198
pilotdane
 
pilotdane's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Roxboro, NC
Posts: 330
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Are there any recent pictures of the nanobrewery I have missed? The last I've seen were when you finished the cold room. I'd like to see it full of kegs and maybe something boiling or mashing...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 09:01 PM   #199
HBHoss
Chappell Brewery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
HBHoss's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Mariposa, CA
Posts: 8,220
Liked 125 Times on 123 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by pilotdane View Post
Are there any recent pictures of the nanobrewery I have missed? The last I've seen were when you finished the cold room. I'd like to see it full of kegs and maybe something boiling or mashing...
That'll be soon. I just ordered 50 lbs of 2-Row, among other things, then it will be time to utilize the new stuff.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2009, 11:47 PM   #200
Gordie
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Healdsburg, CA
Posts: 380
Liked 29 Times on 9 Posts


I'd have to recommend used SS sanke kegs. Big benefit in that they will pretty much keep their value over time. The plastic kegs have some fans and a few more detractors but check them out and see if you think they'll work for you. I bought a van-load from Sierra Nevada last year. (edit: van load of SS kegs...)


bhamripper Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Bar Build brrman Equipment/Sanitation 77 08-22-2011 02:01 PM
Bar build indianaroller Kegerators & Keezers 55 04-20-2010 11:15 PM
Brew Stand - Build yourself or get someone else to build? Stevorino Equipment/Sanitation 36 12-23-2009 05:53 PM
HLT Build Benjibbad Kettles, Mash Tuns & Hot Liquor Tanks 16 06-18-2009 12:08 AM
Build a Wet Bar wildbill Equipment/Sanitation 5 02-28-2007 09:31 PM


Forum Jump