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Old 09-08-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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Completely stoked to have landed this "new" brewstand.

Actually, there's a sentimental story behind this sucker. I successfully bid on this during an auction where the proceeds go directly to my local homebrewer's association. It was actually designed and built by one of the association's founding members - who unfortunately passed away many years ago. I was happy to participate in this auction and land this brewstand, which came about well before the homebrewing market started to ascend. I guess it's on to all-grain!

I have a larger cooler I plan on using for a mash tun, but you get the point nonetheless.













WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


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Old 09-08-2010, 06:02 PM   #2
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Nice, are those kettles bolted to the frame?



 
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:24 PM   #3
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Congratulations on winning the auction and on moving up to all-grain!
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:28 PM   #4
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Nice, are those kettles bolted to the frame?
I haven't picked it up yet, so I'll let you know (most likely next week) when I get it.

I've been told the entire setup can be broken down completely, so I'd assume that the kettles can be removed.
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:30 PM   #5
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Congratulations on winning the auction and on moving up to all-grain!
Indeed! I'm more than happy to start! Ironically enough, I just DIY'd a keggle myself, though these are done much better. I'm going to have to figure out how I can get my March pump in action here.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:36 PM   #6
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Brewed on this three times so far (IIPA, Oatmeal Stout and a Tripel)...it's a complete breeze. I was skurred to make the jump to AG, but man, this setup makes it very, very easy. I ended up using a 12g Rubbermaid cube cooler for my MLT.

FWIW, the kettles are removable. Now to work on my efficiency.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:59 PM   #7
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Wow, 30 gallons already, eh? Nice...

The IIPA - is this a clone recipe? I've just about killed all of my Ruination clone batch. *wipes a tear*...

At the moment my carboys are filled with:

- Vanilla Bourbon Porter
- Belgian Double
- a secret recipe I hope to unleash at an upcoming NFBL meeting

Oh, and fwiw, it is easy to go overboard with coriander when making a saison. Just sayin'.
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:00 PM   #8
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Oh, and are you going to have at those kettles with gator grit to make them shine like a mirror? *grin*
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:53 PM   #9
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Wow, 30 gallons already, eh? Nice...

The IIPA - is this a clone recipe? I've just about killed all of my Ruination clone batch. *wipes a tear*...

At the moment my carboys are filled with:

- Vanilla Bourbon Porter
- Belgian Double
- a secret recipe I hope to unleash at an upcoming NFBL meeting

Oh, and fwiw, it is easy to go overboard with coriander when making a saison. Just sayin'.
Nah...just 5 gallon batches to start - I didn't want to go nuts just yet with the switch to AG. It's coming soon though, very soon.

The IIPA was actually a Pliny the Elder clone, but my efficiency was horrible and I ended up topping it off with about a gallon of water and waited forever for the sucker to clear up/dryhop. It's just about finished carbing up at the moment (kegged) and it's gradually turned into a nice, light and very hoppy (taste/aroma) IPA....very far from an IIPA.

Let me know if you're interested and I'll PM you the recipe I used.

Also, if these suckers were staying anywhere else besides outside, I'd definitely shine em up! I like the gritty look the whole setup has as it is.


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