Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > The MaxOut Brew Station
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2012, 05:29 PM   #211
MaxOut
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 732
Liked 62 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default New Mash Tun - Converted 40 Gallon Market Forge Direct Steam Tilit Kettle

This is the false bottom. I used silicone hose around the parameter to help keep it in position and create a tighter fit. I used a piece of stainless mig wire to tie the hose to the false bottom. I have 2.5 galons of dead space below the false bottom.


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1631.jpg
Views:	1491
Size:	69.1 KB
ID:	70931   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1629.jpg
Views:	1502
Size:	59.9 KB
ID:	70932  
MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 05:38 PM   #212
MaxOut
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 732
Liked 62 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default New Mash Tun - Converted 40 Gallon Market Forge Direct Steam Tilit Kettle

While my friend was cutting the false bottom on the plasma table I fabbed up stainless side and back panels and new inner door skins seen here. You can also see the 1.5 valve assembly sitting on top waiting to be TIG welded in. I also welded 5" heavy duty casters in place of the legs so I can move it in and out of position while brewing.


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1635.jpg
Views:	1556
Size:	45.4 KB
ID:	70933  
MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 05:45 PM   #213
MaxOut
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 732
Liked 62 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default New Mash Tun - Converted 40 Gallon Market Forge Direct Steam Tilit Kettle

Here is a shot of the ferrule before I TIG welded it on the dump outlet. I had to heat and remove the brass T that was on the kettle when I received it. The dump outlet and Tri-Clamp ferrule were the exact diameter and thickness so no filler wire was needed, I just fused them together. Probably not good for a pressure connection but plenty strong enough for a drain. I kept the heat down and gassed the inside while welding and got a good clean weld with one pass.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1618.jpg
Views:	1439
Size:	26.8 KB
ID:	70934  
MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 05:50 PM   #214
MaxOut
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 732
Liked 62 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default New Mash Tun - Converted 40 Gallon Market Forge Direct Steam Tilit Kettle

Here are a few shots of the fitted connections including the jacket in/out, lid return and the dump valve assembly. You can also see the casters I added in the dump valve shot.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1779.jpg
Views:	1420
Size:	36.4 KB
ID:	70935   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1648.jpg
Views:	1446
Size:	40.6 KB
ID:	70936   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1641.jpg
Views:	1479
Size:	45.6 KB
ID:	70937  
MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #215
MaxOut
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 732
Liked 62 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default New Mash Tun - Converted 40 Gallon Market Forge Direct Steam Tilit Kettle

Needed a way to measure volumes so I filled the kettle gallon by gallon and marked the kettle wall with pencil. Then I transferred the marks to a couple stainless strips I formed to fit in kettle. Eventually I will attach the strips to the false bottom to assure it stays in place.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1785.jpg
Views:	1414
Size:	30.5 KB
ID:	70939   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1829.jpg
Views:	1457
Size:	45.6 KB
ID:	70942  
MaxOut is offline
hopsalot Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 07:44 PM   #216
kingmatt
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
kingmatt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Souderton, PA
Posts: 749
Liked 39 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

AMAZING!
__________________
Primary 1: Air
Primary 2: Air
Secondary 1: Air
Secondary 2: Air
Kegged: Rye IPA, Unnamable IPA, Sort of Sunshine IIPA
Bottled: English Mild, Peanut butter banana porter
On Deck: Vienna Lager, American Amber, 100% Brett IPA
-=My Keezer Build=-
kingmatt is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 08:29 PM   #217
MaxOut
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 732
Liked 62 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default New Mash Tun - Converted 40 Gallon Market Forge Direct Steam Tilit Kettle

Brewed my house favorite 444 Triple Lager (AKA - Triple Fo).

The grain bill was just over 58 lbs for a 1.044 gravity beer. Used a plastic tub to crush into and weighed with a large postal scale.


Notice – I brew barefoot and topless. Viewer discretion advised.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1841.jpg
Views:	1409
Size:	73.2 KB
ID:	70949   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1840.jpg
Views:	1411
Size:	69.0 KB
ID:	70950  
MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 08:48 PM   #218
MaxOut
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 732
Liked 62 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default New Mash Tun - Converted 40 Gallon Market Forge Direct Steam Tilit Kettle

In my previous configurations I added the grain to the mash tun, heated water in boil kettle, pump strike water into the bottom of the mash tun and stir. I have that process dialed in with the help and tweaking of Beersmith. With this set setup I decided to switch up and heat the mash tun jacket, heat strike water in HLT and keggle BK then transfer to mash tun and add grain. According to Beersmith to hit my target mash temp of 154* I needed to heat the mash tun and strike water to 161*(I used the BIAB single infusion in Beersmith). With the use of the Rinnai tank-less hot water heater I was able to dial in the water temp entering the keggle BK and HLT and used their perspective burners to temper the last few degrees. Basically strike and sparge on demand.

Here's a few shots heating strike water and transfering with the mash tun in its brewing position. (sorry about the blury photo's)
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1850.jpg
Views:	1432
Size:	66.7 KB
ID:	70953   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1866.jpg
Views:	1412
Size:	38.7 KB
ID:	70961   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1863.jpg
Views:	1460
Size:	55.7 KB
ID:	70962  
MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 09:02 PM   #219
MaxOut
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 732
Liked 62 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default New Mash Tun - Converted 40 Gallon Market Forge Direct Steam Tilit Kettle

Dough in and stir.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1868.jpg
Views:	1426
Size:	53.5 KB
ID:	70963   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1873.jpg
Views:	1396
Size:	40.0 KB
ID:	70964  
MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 09:12 PM   #220
MaxOut
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hughesville, Maryland
Posts: 732
Liked 62 Times on 43 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default New Mash Tun - Converted 40 Gallon Market Forge Direct Steam Tilit Kettle

I made an extension cord for my temp probes (sitting behind mash tun) and utilized the same mash tun input position on the brewstation. I monitor the temp of the mash tun jacket, wort leaving the HERMS and wort leaving the mash tun. I verified temps in the grain bed and with the heated jacket there was little to no stratification.

Here are a few shots during mash recirculation.


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1856.jpg
Views:	1513
Size:	68.5 KB
ID:	70965   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1879.jpg
Views:	1376
Size:	35.5 KB
ID:	70966   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1878.jpg
Views:	1391
Size:	67.4 KB
ID:	70968  
MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My New Milling Station John Beere Other 43 07-20-2012 01:40 PM
Robotic Brew Station McCuckerson Brew Stands 3 03-29-2011 10:05 PM
Filtration Station strat_thru_marshall Other 10 08-18-2010 06:31 AM
New milling station... cyberbackpacker Other 14 08-02-2010 03:58 PM
my stir plate 1x2 station 1x3 station Opherman47 Chillers and Stir Plates 9 06-04-2010 02:55 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS