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Old 06-25-2010, 05:58 PM   #1
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First off I need to thank all my friends and family that help me build this rig, and also all the great people on this board. This would not have happened if it was not for this board.

I didn't get too many pictures of the whole building proccess but i figured i would add to the pics of people welding stuff


This pic is of us welding up the top of the frame.




Here is a pic of us trying to cut the top off a keg with a cutting torch (don't try it)


Here is the brew stand after most of the welding was complete.



Stand is almost done, just needed the casters and the paint



And here is the final product







All i can say is it has been really fun building this rig and after about 2-3 brews i started to get a hang of it. Going to be brewing 4 batches on this next weekend.

 
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. I'm going to be welding up my single tier stand very soon. Always good to see what others have done.
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:02 PM   #3
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Thanks let me know if you need any help.

 
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:23 PM   #4
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Any problems with too much heat for the MLT? I just bought a pump and am planning a stand, but was going to do a 2 tier (with the MLT down low) so that it doesnt melt when Im heating something else. Or do you take the MLT off before you turn on the burners?

 
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Old 06-25-2010, 08:31 PM   #5
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Any problems with too much heat for the MLT? I just bought a pump and am planning a stand, but was going to do a 2 tier (with the MLT down low) so that it doesnt melt when Im heating something else. Or do you take the MLT off before you turn on the burners?

I haven't had any issues yet. A lot of the time i will take off the MLT when i'm boiling just because i'm busy cleaning it out. It gets hot but nothing melts.

 
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:41 PM   #6
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What material did you construct it out of? Looks like 2x2 sq tube stock. Low carbon?

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1. American Pale Ale 2. Michigan IPL 3. Helles 4. Kentucky Common 5.[Nitrogen] Oat Blonde
Primary:
1. Oatmeal Stout 2. Oatmeal Stout 3. none 4. none 5. none 6. none
Secondary:
1. Brett Ale 2. none 3. none 4. none 5. none
Bottled:
About 28 gallons of beer & 2.5 gallons of mead
Kegged & conditioning:
Rye Barrel aged DIPA, Helles, Kentucky Common

Current batch #: 227

 
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Old 06-28-2010, 12:10 PM   #7
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What material did you construct it out of? Looks like 2x2 sq tube stock. Low carbon?

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1.5 sq tube. Not sure about it being Low Carbon

 
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:46 PM   #8
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How do you heat sparge water in the HLT if you have the MLT sitting there? It's probably better to go HLT, BK, MLT. That way you heat the sparge a full position away and if you wanted to start the boil while you're still running off, you'd only need one minor heat shield.
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:49 PM   #9
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How do you heat sparge water in the HLT if you have the MLT sitting there? It's probably better to go HLT, BK, MLT. That way you heat the sparge a full position away and if you wanted to start the boil while you're still running off, you'd only need one minor heat shield.
Ive done it about 6 times now and i haven't had any issues with melting. i think it helps that the MLT and Kettle are mounted below the top.

 
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