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Old 01-04-2011, 12:22 PM   #21
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Oh my, brings a tear to my eye. She's a beauty already.

I also had me a Furious last night


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Old 01-04-2011, 12:49 PM   #22
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Damn dude... nice


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Old 01-06-2011, 12:43 AM   #23
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Nice work so far! I just acquired 3 kegs and started the polishing process last night. I am relatively new to the home brewing world (only 3 extract batches in), but I'm hooked. I already have a full bar in my basement and am already drafting plans for a brewing room in the unfinished side of the basement. I have been searching HBT looking for good places to buy supplies/parts for keg conversions, so thanks for the recommendation. I am on the fence between fabricating a welded tubular steel frame or a weldless peforated angle iron frame. I haven't welded since metal shop in high school, but have been considering buying a cheap welder from harbor freight, doing a little practicing, and giving a go at it. Please keep updating this thread often with your progress. Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-06-2011, 02:22 PM   #24
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Thanks hip-hoppopotomus.

I've gotten all of my keg conversion parts from bargainfittings.com. Their prices are awesome and the guy gets the products out the door amazingly fast. I think I'll be ordering up the camlock quick disconnects and silicon tubing this week.

I haven't welded in many years (since we built the roll cage for the rally car we ran for a few years) either but it's so easy and a hell of a lot of fun. Clean, ground and go. Just make sure you tack the whole thing together and when welding a tube, weld the whole thing at once. Don't weld one side and let it cool without doing the other side.

Here's the progress as of last night. I went with the vertical supports centered between cross braces simply because I wanted two posts to use as mounting locations for the gas piping. Before I had any of them welded in, I stood on the thing and jumped. The steel didn't move AT ALL. I WAS going to weld in just one, middle support and actually had the frame prepped but then stopped because of the gas piping.





Another addition: Little Chugger pump #2.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:19 PM   #25
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Looking great so far! Can't wait to see the pair side by side.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:14 PM   #26
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nice work! I think I may drop the cash for a welder. My dad has an old arc welder that I can have, but like and IDIOT, when I built my house I didn't put 220 in the garage! HF has one that works off of 110 that seems to be doing the trick for many people.
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Old 01-06-2011, 08:30 PM   #27
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SWMBO wants me to finish up on my little basement projects before I start building ANYTHING else for brewing I don't see what the big deal is.......I've only been working on the basement for the past 2 1/2 years. Priorities woman! I started a thread earlier today with my Basement Bar Build on the DIY thread. Check it out and you can see why I have my hands full!
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Damn Nice setup and nice STi . What's the deal with subaru people being cool as hell in every aspect haha? There's a big homebrew thread on Nasioc. I've got a legacy gt myself.
Drive an '08 WRX myself. Cool hobbies and cool toys draw cool people.

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Casters: check.


Angry Ted says this an acceptable height.


Squaring up the burner


The third time was a charm.
Notice the "wrong" black marks on the string and the tack welds that I had to remove. Whoops.


I wanted to do this differently but I think this will work well.


after a little cleaning and moving crap around, I found out that the stand fits right under the stainless table. It was going to go here but I thought I was going to have to move the 2x6 braces. Turns out I have a half inch on each side. It was meant to be.
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can't wait to help you brew on this sucker!!

For everyone else: Ted, Paul, and I meet though the local subaru club. Here's my '05 wrx wag:



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