The Green Machine - My brewstand build - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > The Green Machine - My brewstand build

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-14-2010, 05:32 PM   #11
Catt22
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
Posts: 4,998
Liked 70 Times on 63 Posts


I see that it's 14 ga x 1-1/2" square. I thought it was thicker and larger. If you can easily lift it above your head, your estimate of 40 lbs or so is probably not that far off. My buddy built an SS Brutus using 2 X 2 x 1/8" tubing and it's way heavy. Especially so when he added the burners, valves, two pumps, casters, control panel and other miscellaneous equipment. It think it's up to about 400 lbs and possibly more than that. It's a bear to move. He hauled it out of his basement and brought it to a group brew last year. Said he plans to never move it again and I fully understand why.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 05:37 PM   #12
ubermick
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
San Rafael, California
Posts: 1,008
Liked 32 Times on 30 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Catt22 View Post
lol...it can be very useful when friends attempt to hook you up. Often it's a deal killer right from the git go. I get accused of being shallow and not looking past superficial appearance for the inner beauty, but I've got to be true to my heart, or whatever.
Not to thread hijack, but let's just say my first wife was a "friend" who did me a "favour" when I first moved to the States, whom I found about as attractive as a dairy cow (and weighed about as much) who decided that she was in love with me after the fact, and wouldn't let me out. (There's a reason I like to drink!)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Catt22 View Post
40 lbs !! What is that stuff, titanium? I was gonna guess more like 150.
I dunno, 40 sounds about right if there's nothing else on it. My brutus clocks in around... 250? And that's with burners, pumps, swingarm, control panel, etc. (2" 16GA stainless) When I finished the welding and before I started installing everything, I could get the frame over my head (might have been drunk at the time, celebrating the end of welding and grinding, however...)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 02:56 PM   #13
ghart999
Recipes 
 
Dec 2005
Denver
Posts: 511
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


For those who were curious the rig weighs 47 lbs including the wheels which are probably 3-4lbs.


Here's the stand painted. I used Duplicolor 2000F car header paint for the gray and Duplicolor 500F auto engine paint for the green. Its Mopar Green, but I like to think of if as John Deere green.







The plate is for the pump.



Here's the Little Giant pump



My new plate chiller. Its from the same manufactuer as Duda Diesel's chiller but its 316 SS inside. 5.2 ft^2 of chilling puts it at about 85% of the Therminator's chilling surface.



Added the thermo so I can measure outlet temps.




After the GABF I will finish the thing and get full pics of it with my kettles, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 06:24 PM   #14
Atl300zx
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Hoplanta, Georgia
Posts: 742
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


sweet, great looking rig. ill be at teh GABF as well.
__________________
Jaded Spirits Brewery
Primary: Dennis Hoppier III
Secondary: Empty
Bottles: Triple Berry Apple Cider, Cote Apple Cider, Wild Blackberry Apple Cider, Dim Wit II, Mighty Porter
Kegs: 4Cs IPA - The Diamond Standard, Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Clone.
On Deck: The "Three Stouts", Wild Blackberry Mead, Irish Red

Jaded Spirits DIY Stirplate
Blog @ JadedSpirits.com
Blog @ HBT

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 07:39 PM   #15
Maltose
Recipes 
 
May 2010
Frederick, MD
Posts: 471
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


good stuff ghart, I like the color

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 08:09 PM   #16
ghart999
Recipes 
 
Dec 2005
Denver
Posts: 511
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


Thanks all.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 08:31 PM   #17
Boerderij_Kabouter
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 7,750
Liked 147 Times on 119 Posts


I love the design and the material choice! How did you cure the paint??? That is a huge ass oven.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 08:41 PM   #18
humann_brewing
More Humann than human
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
humann_brewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
the sun
Posts: 15,536
Liked 328 Times on 324 Posts


Nice stand but you almost had me fooled on the snow there. Just talked to my BIL last night that is in Laramie and they definitely don't have snow yet.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 07:28 AM   #19
hungrymonkey
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
south of Eugene, OR
Posts: 360
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Why tig? if you do not mind me asking.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 03:03 PM   #20
ghart999
Recipes 
 
Dec 2005
Denver
Posts: 511
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


The paint is not cured, which I know it is supposed to be done. But yeah like you said, no oven like that in my possession. If the top burns then I will just use the black BBQ paint. Fingers crossed.

I don't remember the tig model, but its a Hobart. You can see it in one of the build pics up top, but its not clear enough to read a model #. I can ask for you though.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY 2-Tier AG brewstand build bhambrew Brew Stands 33 09-28-2010 10:28 PM
Brewstand Build bwiens Brew Stands 14 08-05-2010 02:43 PM
My brewstand build tbulger Brew Stands 23 05-07-2008 04:48 PM
Brewstand build Dude Brew Stands 91 01-03-2008 04:15 PM


Forum Jump