I am posting this as my offical build thread. I will post pics and try to document it the best I can along the way. I get in a hurry a lot of the time and I don't document as well as I should. This might take me a while to complete too. I am gonna have to depend on others to do a few things for me. That and cash flow.
Since I just discovered I can boil in my kettle using a steam jacketed bottom only. I have found my method. It is also pretty scary how the pieces are falling together too. I have a good bit of the parts required to get me started.
I am going to start with my kettle. I want to get it built and completed so I know how to place other items around it. I have really toyed with a wood stand but I think I am ultimately going to build out of steel. I am going to use standard mild steel tubing. I believe I want to use 1" x 3" or 1 1/4" x 3" tubing. I will paint it with black single stage automotive paint.
The system will be a single heat source and it will all be steam fired. I will make my water and steam on demand. The mash will be a steam infused via the recirculation. No steam manifold in the tun. I am going to have 1 pump and it will be a single tier setup. I am going to use a cooler for the MLT because I just can't pass up on the fact that it is an all inclusive vessel. It will however not be a permanent part of my rig. The kettle and my burner exhaust stack will be the setup. I am going to have a shelf that either slides out, or tips up to hold the tun. This way I can empty it, wash it, dry it, and put it away while my boil is going on.
Short of that, this is gonna be the same way I build all my stuff. A fly by the seat of my pants deal. But please don't hold any comments, I will discuss options and ideas. This build is on a budget due to the fact that I have built part of it already,(my boiler) and spent so much time and money in the research side trying to learn about steam.
So here we go.