Well, I am back with a whole new twist on the same old concept. Actually, I did not do this 1st, I saw 1 other person did this but I only saw the pic 1 time and have been unable to locate it since. That one, the shelving was orange and I have no idea if there was a fermentation rack attached with the build.
I had some of the parts left over from a variety of other DIY projects so it will be VERY hard for me to estimate total costs but if I had to guess, I would say I have about $250 in the brew cart (not including keggles or burners) and $120 on the fermentation rack, so this is VERY budget oriented. If someone wants specific info I will be more than happy to supply, from memory, what info I can.
I was wed a few weeks ago and the wife got me this as my wedding gift. (FYI, I asked for it) It came from Home Depot for $169.00. BTW it is MADE IN THE USA!!!
I cut the top 2 feet off of the shelves and used that for the brew cart. The rest is my fermentation rack. One day when my pockets are deeper, I plan on enclosing it and using some mini fridges to chill the inside but for now, I have all my fermenters in 1 place and I can start to take my home back. (We rent in a tiny house with no basement. There is 2 tiny closets in the whole place so space is at a premium.) I will rez this tread for the enclosure build but am happy with how it is for now! It will hold 4 - 1/2 bbl sized vessels per shelf with no problem.
On to the brew cart! I used 1 sheet of thin plywood to sturdy it up on the sides. The wheels came from Harbor Freight on sale for $3.99 and will hold 300lbs ea. It holds all the weight just fine. I tested it with all the keggles filled and pushed down on it, with all my weight and I am not a small fella. I may add a few metal braces in the future but it will hold for now. I will burn right through the steel shelving grate.
It took me about 4 solid days to build and the wife did help me with some of it. She is also going to do some custom graphics on it for me I will post those pics here when she is done but my pipeline is dry as tumble weed, short of 1 batch of skeeter pee, when I float my IIPA I am gonna be hating life... I need to get to brewing.