Squam Lakes Brewery with Pictures - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Squam Lakes Brewery with Pictures

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2009, 03:24 PM   #21
cyberbackpacker
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
cyberbackpacker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Holland, Michigan
Posts: 1,454
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts


Looks great! Can you give a bit more information on how your element wiring and/or pics? Your terminations into the kettle look very clean and I am at this stage in my rig build and would like to pull off something similar.

__________________
-Kevin
cyberbackpacker

Trinke Das Bier Das Du Gebraut Hast

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 03:25 PM   #22
Boar Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Boar Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Central NH, NH
Posts: 531
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


The next project is to fit up the 44 gallon Mash Tun
I have ordered a false bottom from Jaybird. I am planning on using 3/4 pex tube under the false bottom to collect the wort you can see it in the photo. I am going to use a pex connector to the drain so everything will fit

I will make some holes in the tube to let in the wart.

My questions are
1 How big and how many holes?
2 Where along the tube? top, bottom, side, or everywhere
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1674.jpg
Views:	4648
Size:	31.2 KB
ID:	13459
__________________
I was married for 10 years before my wife knew I drank.
Then one day I made a mistake and came home from work sober


Minus33.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 03:27 PM   #23
Boar Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Boar Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Central NH, NH
Posts: 531
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


Another project will be to take this stuff down and put up a new wall and new sink.
Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1677.jpg
Views:	4663
Size:	95.6 KB
ID:	13460
__________________
I was married for 10 years before my wife knew I drank.
Then one day I made a mistake and came home from work sober


Minus33.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 03:31 PM   #24
Boar Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Boar Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Central NH, NH
Posts: 531
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


cyberbackpacker

I will take some close up pictures when i go home for lunch.
__________________
I was married for 10 years before my wife knew I drank.
Then one day I made a mistake and came home from work sober


Minus33.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 04:09 PM   #25
MikeRLynch
 
MikeRLynch's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2006
Connecticut
Posts: 888
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts


Please do, we're in the beginning stages of our 1 bbl brewery and we're planning on going fully electric as well. Of particular interest is the mounting of the heating elements, what fittings/gaskets did you use to construct them? Will they stand the high temps, etc. Thanks!
__________________
Lost Elm Brewing Co.
Stafford Springs, CT

Follow us on Twitter
Like us on Facebook

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 04:19 PM   #26
cyberbackpacker
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
cyberbackpacker's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Holland, Michigan
Posts: 1,454
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeRLynch View Post
Please do, we're in the beginning stages of our 1 bbl brewery and we're planning on going fully electric as well. Of particular interest is the mounting of the heating elements, what fittings/gaskets did you use to construct them? Will they stand the high temps, etc. Thanks!
X2

Thanks BoarBeer!
__________________
-Kevin
cyberbackpacker

Trinke Das Bier Das Du Gebraut Hast

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 06:32 PM   #27
Gordie
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Healdsburg, CA
Posts: 380
Liked 29 Times on 9 Posts


I've got two March pumps with ball valves on on the outflow to control flow. Matching the sparge to outflow is almost as easy as just matching the angle of the valve on each pump. Even without that, its pretty easy to dial it in by just keeping an eye on the level in the mash tun.

That peristalic is nice. A bit pricey for the job. Two march pumps and ball valves will come in over $150 cheaper, but they're not self priming, and the peristalics could be real useful moving fluid to and from fermentors. Are they rated for boil temperatures?

Quick question - just because electricity and liquid tend to make me nervous - with the metal countertop supporting the BK, have you done anything to ground the countertop?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 06:56 PM   #28
Boar Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Boar Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Central NH, NH
Posts: 531
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


Gordie
Thanks for the comments about the pumps.

and yes I have grounded both the control panel and the 220 plug I use for the 15 gallon HLT to the table. You might see a green wire coming down to the table. In addition both the 55 gallon and the 15 gallon kettle are grounded direct to the kettle. And both have GFI.
You can never be too careful and future plumbing will consider where water goes when i get a leak.
__________________
I was married for 10 years before my wife knew I drank.
Then one day I made a mistake and came home from work sober


Minus33.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 07:02 PM   #29
Boar Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Boar Beer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Central NH, NH
Posts: 531
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


MikeRLynch and Cyberbackpacker
Below are the photos of the electrical element and the connection material. What you see is what I bought from Brumation I did not build these up my self.
And yes the date on my camera went wako again


Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1683.jpg
Views:	4628
Size:	75.3 KB
ID:	13464

Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1684.jpg
Views:	4573
Size:	32.5 KB
ID:	13465

Click image for larger version

Name:	100_1686.jpg
Views:	4609
Size:	58.2 KB
ID:	13466
__________________
I was married for 10 years before my wife knew I drank.
Then one day I made a mistake and came home from work sober


Minus33.com

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 07:15 PM   #30
Chosenwon
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Posts: 103
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Can you post a link for Brumation? I googled it and came up empty handed. Thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A few Pictures of the Home Brewery/Office GuateBrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 11-29-2007 09:26 AM
pictures from a small German Brewery Kaiser General Beer Discussion 16 11-26-2007 10:32 PM
Anyone tried Great Lakes? OSUmoney83 Commercial Brew Discussion 14 04-25-2006 06:35 AM


Forum Jump