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Old 09-08-2012, 07:53 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Rohlk View Post
I just got my system all together tonight.

Sometimes I wish HBT didn't have a swear-filter. We're all 21 here, right?

Because I 'EFFING' LOVE this setup. I wish I owned a sweet pickup so I could make beer on it and sell it to folks I know. That 'ess' is the BUSINESS (Although I can't say it wouldn't be improved with some MOTHER EFFING SAWHORSES - hats off to spatronis).
I can't be arsed to keep up this list of what's in the fermenters, but hey, check out the cool brewery I own! .. ..

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Old 09-08-2012, 12:10 PM   #12
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I love the idea of using old aquarium stands. Brilliant. Use what ya got!

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:50 PM   #13
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In the two years since that picture the rig has changed quite a bit. Wheels, water filter and a RIMS. The brewery never stops growing.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:53 AM   #14
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I did my first batch in my new house (renting).. Man oh man I like the head height on this stand, but carrying 13-14 gallons of wort up the stairs is a pain.

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Old 09-11-2012, 04:04 AM   #15
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these systems got a good laugh out of me. not making fun, but seeing what levels of imagination people can go to. Congrats, everyone, for these creative setups... fun to look at
There is no "i" in denial.

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:35 PM   #16
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Mechanics cart (HLT + gas manifold), wood end table (MLT stand), blichmann burner w/ leg extensions (BK).
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:58 PM   #17
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This probably does not qualify as ghetto, but it is a totally make-shift direct fire brewing stand.

I start with a heavy duty gorilla rack I picked up from Costco. I have shelfs on the lowest and highest points plus one bar going just across the back about 2 feet up.

On this I have a blichmann floor burner for my kettle, and a Cajun style two burner stand I picked up from a surplus store. It came with legs but I just left them off. It's all piped up to to single propane tank. Valves for each burner and solenoids for the HLT and MLT.

This thing is sturdy. I frequently brew 20 gallon batches on it. I love the top shelf and the bottom shelf. I store all of my other gear on it.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:30 AM   #18
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Funny, I was just looking at this:

and clicked on HBT to see what was up and this thread popped up. I'm thinking I could use this and come up with a ghetto rig better than my single burner set up now.

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:06 AM   #19
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Y'all must live in some pretty swanky neighborhoods if you think those stands are ghetto.

Sparging from a porch, however, certainly qualifies.
Hey, knock that shvt off. We're drinkin' here.

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:26 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by arturo7 View Post
Sparging from a porch, however, certainly qualifies.
The gas burner on an old wooden porch make this the winning getto stand.

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