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Old 12-11-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
brewluver
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Well i got a good start today on my first day of vacation. No Christmas shopping done but i got the base of my new brew stand built.







If all goes well tomorrow I will install the metal bars for the kegs to sit on and put some wheels on it, also maybe add some wood to fill in the bottom. I built it large enough to hold my keggle and HLT. I will be adding some hinges on the right side and adding a board that will raise up and hold my mashtun(did this just as a space saver for when not brewing). Hopefully i will be able to test it out this weekend to see if i will need to add any metal flashing to protect the wood. From my measurements there is a good 7 inches between kegs and wood on all sides. Once i get my pump for Christmas i will mount it and start on the RIMS system. But hopefully as soon as i get my pump i will start brewing on it. let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions. Thought i would post here since i have gotten so many good ideas from here. Hopefully I will get a membership here for Chirstmas, this website has without a doubt taught me almost everything i know about brewing.

Nick



 
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
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Nice work, keep it going.



 
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:43 AM   #3
brewluver
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did not get much of all done today except cutting the metal bars to hold the kegs. My sister and brother-in-law came into town so we spent the day sampling my beers (porter, ESB, Apfelwein).



 
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:27 PM   #4
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Can you post plans for this? Im thinking of building a 2 tier and I think this would be a great base.

 
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:09 PM   #5
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hey did you ever finish? I am thinking of doing the same
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:53 AM   #6
brewluver
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I sort of finished. I have it up and running. It works great none of the wood gets hot. I have a control box with a pump attached to it, picture below shown without pump head attached. I had planned on following the RIMS for Dummies thread to build a rims system but put that on hold for now. I was nervous about the wood getting hot and burning so i made it where there is at least 6 inches of space between kettle and wood and have had no problems yet.




Here is a picture of the stand packed away. Of course there is a lot more stuff piled on it now that i am actually using it. Its nice because it holds my MLT and a big cooler i use for ice if i need it and both propane tanks. As for now when i brew i sit the tanks behind the stand, but i am looking to hard plumb my gas. MLT table folds done for storage.



And the control box front. It now has labels. Toggle switches from left to right. Pump / Outlet 2 / Outlet 1 / Master.



Inside Control box shot



Back of Control Box


 
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:44 PM   #7
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how long did it take you to set up the tool box control panel?
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Old 03-25-2010, 12:58 AM   #8
brewluver
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well it took one night to do it, but about three weeks of reading and trying to figure out how to do it. I had no clue about wiring anything up. But once it hit me how the electricity would flow through it it was simple. Just remember to GROUND everything.

 
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:57 PM   #9
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I am working on designing my own brew stand out of wood (as I can't afford steel!).

How's this set up treating you?
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:45 AM   #10
brewluver
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wood is great, no charring of the wood. I couldn't be happier. Just make sure there is decent buffer of room between the kettles or kegs and the wood and you will be fine.



 
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