I've been researching long enough...now it's time to build. I am going to need some help.
Specs: Must be able to store Brutus in garage with cars parked.
Should be semi-automated. (user friendly)
Built from scrap metal in shop.
Portable from garage to back patio (depending on season)
Direct fired MLT and HERMS (options)
Ability to use LP propane and convert to Natural Gas
Goal: Reduce brew time, and be able to enjoy a beer while brewing. I usually have to wait until the yeast is pitched.
I have been inspired by the many Brutus builds found here on HomeBrewTalk.com
This beer is for you.
One build in particular caught my eye. jlandin
built the blue Brutus with some very nice modifications. In particular, I like the ability to store the kettles beneath the burners while not in use.
I have scored many parts for the build already. I am afraid to add up how many $$$ I have spent so far, so I will save that for later in the build thread.