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Old 08-19-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Default eHERMS build...one more amongst the many!

Hey all,

Finally got some stuff together, getting ready to build a brutus-like eHerms. Nothing new, nothing special, but finally up to building my own personal brewery. Its been a real suffering waiting for the parts (still not done), now I've got to summon the patience for the build itself...but thats the fun part...right?!?!

So here are some pics of what I got so far:

Free & LEGAL Kegs


Fittings, heating elements, pumps


Grain Mill and hopper


Sparge-Vorlauf Arm


Comments and suggestions are welcome!

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Old 08-22-2010, 12:41 PM   #2
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lots of shiny stainless steel....nice!


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Umm, you're now required to post more pics as you build Your build ISN'T run-of-the-mill, you've got some great hardware there! I completely understand what it takes to collect that many fittings.....it is SO expensive and it seems to never end!

In the pic: What's right next to your FB? Camloks?

Also, what's coming out of your 3 piece ball valves? Nipples?
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oooh - I love stainless...
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Love the first pic: golf, beer & surfing. What more do you need? Can't wait to see the progress. Good luck.
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Scuba, I think he's going weldless, so those are the bulk heads, I think. And the nipple for the inside on the mash tun.

Awesome build by the way! Keep us updated!
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Umm, you're now required to post more pics as you build Your build ISN'T run-of-the-mill, you've got some great hardware there! I completely understand what it takes to collect that many fittings.....it is SO expensive and it seems to never end!

In the pic: What's right next to your FB? Camloks?

Also, what's coming out of your 3 piece ball valves? Nipples?

You are definately right about the time and money...but hell is it a fun process and i'm only starting...although its been an awaiting two year project.

Yup, those are camlocks! I thought they were definately worth the price in terms of material quality, just hope they do the trick...we'll see.

Everything will be weldless, as for the nipple coming out from the bulkhead, its to connect the to the false bottom dip tube since it came with a silicon tube. I beleive it will make the cleaning step much easier that way.

The build will begin this week, got to get the confidence up together and pierce those kegs...hope everything goes right!

once done, it'll be a question of understanding, ordering and putting together the electrics...but that a whole different story.

Stay tuned
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Love the first pic: golf, beer & surfing. What more do you need? Can't wait to see the progress. Good luck.
hehe thanks, but i must admit that brewing is by far my favorite...so much that I made it a carreer
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Scuba, I think he's going weldless, so those are the bulk heads, I think. And the nipple for the inside on the mash tun.

Awesome build by the way! Keep us updated!
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Thanks for the interest, more to come soon!

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To be honest cutting kegs is fairly simple and safe, as long as you wear the right safety equipment and pay attention to what you're doing.

I was cutting open one of my kegs one morning after a 12 hr night shift and my hand slipped and i took my grinder right thru the tip of my finger, gouged almost to the bone, and i WAS wearing saftey gloves. Its healed up now as if nothing ever happened (luckily SWMBO was away for the week, otherwise that would have been the end of my fabricating, lol). So word of advice, make sure you're not tired and pay attention to what you're doing. Other than that its actually a pretty easy job if you have a step bit (for the weldless fittings) and a grinder (for the tops of the kegs). definitely buy a metal cutting blade from home depot, 1/16th inch (its the thinnest one they sell), that along with some WD-40 does a great job at cutting the top of the keg open.



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