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Old 07-09-2010, 08:05 AM   #1
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After eating peanut butter sandwiches all winter to get this thing done, I can now go out to dinner, and my wife can finally stop whining so much.

I have to thank Lonnie for the inspiration to build it, and to all others that I have stolen a design element or two from in order to create my own version.
It is all stainless with the exception of the Autosparger and the ASCO valves.
I've ran through fluid movement tests, boil/burner tests, but have not done a full test brew with it yet. I still need to fix my false bottom, and then I'll be ready to brew on it.

Here are the other pictures of the build progress. I hope you can view it from the Picasa link below:
http://picasaweb.google.com/Trailmud...eat=directlink

I will lead a very happy life if I never have to drill another hole in Stainless Steel. -But....it was still worth it!

Please let me know what you think.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Is that an immersion chiller or a cfc?

Anyway, everything in this picture is win. I want it all... let's be friends.

 
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:55 AM   #3
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Burgs,
It's a Jamil-O-Chiller (immersion chiller). I basically took the one sold by Midwest Supplies (on sale) and added a 3/8" Stainless Steel racking cane and bent it so that the wort can recirculate in a whirlpool.

I can be friends with most anyone....

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Old 07-09-2010, 12:03 PM   #4
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Nicely done..... that looks like a work of art.

 
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:27 PM   #5
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More than nice.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:34 PM   #6
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Cool idea for the pump cover.

Looks awesome! Very shiny

 
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:49 PM   #7
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Impressive work.
Tell us more about the fermenter in this pic:

 
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:09 PM   #8
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What happened to the keggle and two unmodified kegs you have in the one picture? Just there to show relative size or were you planning on using them at one point before deciding on the pots?

 
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:14 PM   #9
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Nice fermenter....that looks like a hell of an Ebay Score!

 
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:36 PM   #10
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Nicely done..... that looks like a work of art.
Thank you. I treated it as such. I just took my time and let it be.


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Cool idea for the pump cover.

Looks awesome! Very shiny
I am bummed that I can't take the credit on the pump cover. It is awesome though. Thanks!

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More than nice.
Thank you very much.


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Impressive work.
Tell us more about the fermenter in this pic:
All I know is that it is a Milk Fermenter. I gathered some parts off of Ebay to round out the clovers. The main access point wasn't made for a clover but I found A 4" Clover and a seal that fit exactly over the hole. I need to ground off the bottom part of the clamp to get it to put pressure on the fitting to seal it down.


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What happened to the keggle and two unmodified kegs you have in the one picture? Just there to show relative size or were you planning on using them at one point before deciding on the pots?
I decided to buy the kettles. Just had an opportunity and went with it. Eventually I may sell off the kegs or just use them as fermenters like I am doing now. I still use the keggle. I am brewing a Witbier in about an hour with it.
I may end up using this as my back up system...you know in case I want to brew a batch while another is running.



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Nice fermenter....that looks like a hell of an Ebay Score!
Actually I bought that from a friend of mine. I'll have to ask him where he got it at. It will hold 7 gallons.

 
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