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Old 03-03-2007, 02:50 AM   #1
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Default 10 gallons, 3 tiers, coolers, $15 ball valves

Here is my latest project! I am so happy with it, so proud of it! Pride is horrible, I know, sorry. The thru the wall therms are waiting, the stoppers that I need are due in here in about a weeks time. ENJOY! COMMENTS! QUESTIONS WELCOME!!

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Old 03-03-2007, 03:17 AM   #2
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By the way, SWMBO, though excited to see such a contraption, will not allow it to stay in the house....


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Old 03-03-2007, 04:18 AM   #3
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That looks killer. I need one of those. I just bought my Ag stuff today and now I have more equipment than skill



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After seeing those pics..only one thing comes to mind....well 2 things actually.

1. I need to build a 3 tier setup...and
2. Does your wife have any sisters?
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Originally Posted by Jester4176
After seeing those pics..only one thing comes to mind....well 2 things actually.

1. I need to build a 3 tier setup...and
2. Does your wife have any sisters?
That's so wrong...but so right!


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Old 03-03-2007, 12:29 PM   #6
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Hey guys... thanks, it really will be a dream of a system. I prefer the coolers for a few reasons... Less gas used to keep the water and mash heated (nearly zero temp loss) and along with that, more time to do what I need to do since I dont have to ALWAYS be watching the temps. Set them and forget them.
All together I have about $290 in the system, including the rack and the wheels, thermometers, all of it... This will be a fly sparge system, so that also includes false bottom and sparge arm.

As for my wife having sisters... well, no such luck, but I will take that as a compliment! How I ended up with her, I will never really know...

Thanks and ask any questions you may have!

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Nice setup there Pol. Simple and functional. I like it.

I think the only thing I would change is moving the top shelf down a bit. It would make access to the HLT a little easier. Carrying any container of scalding water up a ladder or lifting it over your head sucks. That's one reason why I built my 3-tier w/ 3 burners.
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Nice setup! I would recommend buying a pump to pump the hot water from the BK to your top tier. A $120 pump is much cheaper than spending several weeks in a burn unit with scald injuries to your head and torso.
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Pride is horrible, I know, sorry.
says who. dude - you built something that makes killer beer. be obnoxiously proud man. you've earned it
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Nice job....

You did pickle those brass fittings, right?


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