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Old 01-28-2013, 03:41 AM   #291
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I'm not sure if i'd call this "ghetto" but it is a "setup" The HLT is on cinder blocks. The MLT is on some random wood thing and the Kettle is on the ground. We use the auto syphon the move the water in to a colinder lined with coffee filters to slow it down a bit. Its' how we sparge and it works fantastic although we have to move the colinder back and forth for about 40 minutes but it works.


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Old 01-28-2013, 04:35 AM   #292
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Wish you could actually see my keg. It's all kinds of dented. Wife bought it for 5 bucks at a garage sale. This pic is how I insulate my keggle for my BIAB mash.


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Old 01-28-2013, 09:03 AM   #293
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As soon as I saw those boilers I knew you were in England!
I have not seen those things in years, what temps do you get out of them?
all the temps i need! i get a boil in about 15 mins out of the bottom one after the sparge. problem is that they only hold about 3 and a half gallons each without boiling over, so once my 'HLT' is empty, it is rotated to the bottom and used as another boiler. i batch sparge, FYI. no problem holding mash temps in the 'mash tun' either.

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Those things are cool.
Thanks! and free too, they are allways surplus on building sites after jobs are over, just wish they were bigger.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:00 AM   #294
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Wish you could actually see my keg. It's all kinds of dented. Wife bought it for 5 bucks at a garage sale...


Lol, I thought this was the ultimate mistreating of a keg. It sounds like yours looks worse.

The pic was taken when I was in Liverpool this summer, otherwise I would have gone fishing!
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:37 AM   #295
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Lol, I thought this was the ultimate mistreating of a keg. It sounds like yours looks worse.

The pic was taken when I was in Liverpool this summer, otherwise I would have gone fishing!
That's sick looking! Otherwise that keg looks fairly straight haha!
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Lol, I thought this was the ultimate mistreating of a keg. It sounds like yours looks worse.

The pic was taken when I was in Liverpool this summer, otherwise I would have gone fishing!
brilliant!
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That one would def be hardcore ghetto! I also can't believe how this one thread idea I had would take off like it did.
I guess it just goes to show true American ingenuity at work...
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Reading through this thread is really getting my gears turning - lots of shrewd/ingenious inventions and techniques. It's also made me realize that I don't have a single picture of my (ghetto) brew rig. I'll have to take some on my next brew day and post them here.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:52 PM   #299
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Here's mine... The components might not be all that ghetto, but the way I have them rigged up is, especially when I look at some of the rigs folks around here and in my club have put together:



Yes, my HLT is standing on a turkey fryer, which in turn is standing on top of some piled bricks - mostly to get it high enough so I can relatively easily see its thermometer. And my mash tun is on top of a knock down assembly table I built for woodworking duty, with a yard game being used as an extra height booster to keep its ball valve above the height of the brew kettle. One of these days, I'll get around to building an actual rig...
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Keggles and pumps?

You moved on up to the East Side, George.


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