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Old 11-10-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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Ok I finally have the plans in motion after years of lifting water and grain and wort around... I plan to cut and weld this weekend..Pics to follow. I have two converted kegs..got the kegs from a friend for next to nothing..March pump with high temp tubing and cpc high temp plastic QD's. The kegs are all weldless for now. I got a sweet deal on 2in x 2in .12 steel.. got 60 feet for 75 $ plus tax..(at cost)... three 10 tip jet burners(please do not start a jet burner discussion). Plan to use black pipe and a high pressure regulator with the burners...I have a 15 gallon kettle for the HLT and also a 10 gallon cooler for Mash so I can direct fire in keg or use cooler either option...plan to move to HERMS some day.

I use a CFC now and plan to go to plate chiller at some point to mount on to stand as well as water filtration to mount as well.

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Old 11-10-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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Sweet! Just finished mine a couple weeks ago. Got a few gallons through her already

 
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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Good luck! Just finished mine too and wish I had done it sooner. Only one brew session with it so far but it was sweet. Enjoy the build, I'm kinda scratching my head now, not sure what to do now that the build is over. Guess I'll drink some beer and enjoy the family.

 
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:53 PM   #4
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Thanks I will post pics next week..Did you guys go SS or steel? I got such a great deal on the steel had to go for it and plan to high temp paint it hope it works like it has for others.

Jay
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:55 PM   #5
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Update:

Welding is close to being done. I think the hardest part was not the actual welding(which looks a bit ugly) but in fact keeping everything square. I got a large 90 degree angle magnet from Menards that helped out. Only a few more welds than on to grinding and painting.

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On Deck: Imperial Stout,

 
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:30 PM   #6
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Any advice on best method of prepping and cleaning the steel prior to painting. Also what methods of painting worked best for you to avoid any chipping..primer ?? ect....

Jay
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Bottle: Blue moon clone,Kolsch, Eds House Ale, Barley wine, Stone IPA, Oatmeal stout, Hefe,

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On Deck: Imperial Stout,

 
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:11 PM   #7
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I used steel also. Just sanded all the surfaces and painted using high temp muffler paint good to 1300'F. Used the system twice and the paint has held up better than expected.

 
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:44 PM   #8
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I am also in the process of building a brewstand. I have built large smokers/bbq pits for years and am going to treat my brewstand as do the my cookers. Sand blasting and then Rust-Oleum high heat bbq paint from Lowes.

 
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:59 PM   #9
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Fruiously awaits pictures!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:30 PM   #10
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Ok Welding Done..Need to clean and paint...


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On Deck: Imperial Stout,

 
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