Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > The MaxOut Brew Station
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-15-2012, 01:51 PM   #301
chrislzh
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 33
Default

Thanks woody. Inspired by your work and hope to have a corner of my new place like yours. Thanks.


chrislzh is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #302
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

MaxOut Brewers Cart

In an effort to streamline my processes and equipment I created what I call the MaxOut Brewers Cart. It started with wanting an-line oxygen infuser and grew from their. I built an In-Line Oxygen/CO2 infusion device here-

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=plcp&v=cvL-EJD7EH0

I tried this on my last brew and the yeast really took off running. I also plan to use it with CO2 for carbonating in the brite tank. I've been trying to organize some of my other brewing gadgets and ultimately evolved into the MaxOut Brewers Cart. I have all my hardware for brewing getting scattered around and decided to consolidate it on a handy cart. It consists of a Chugger pump, 4" X 18" stainless filter, Infusion device with 6" X 2 micron stainless stone, 1.5" X 6" sight glass, 20 LB CO2 tank with dual regulator, M60 Oxygen tank with dual gage regulator and flow meter, three way valve and hand truck.

Applications-
Helper/Transfer Pump
In-Line oxygen infusion with or without filtration
In-Line carbonation with or without filtration
Filter
Cool & Oxygenate
Pressure Transfers

It took a long time to figure out the plumbing and how to get the most of of the configuration with as few hoses and changes as possible. I put together a few small hoses with camlock connectors and used camlocks on the valves to the Chugger pump to keep the cart compact.

Here is a few shots of the MaxOut Brewers Cart



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-946185856.jpg
Views:	910
Size:	63.9 KB
ID:	88830

Plate chiller on wing nut mount made out of a strap of stainless. Chugger mounted on custom made stainless mount. (still need a splash shield for the pump)


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-322474695.jpg
Views:	896
Size:	60.7 KB
ID:	88831

Plumbing with three way valve on top, Infusion stone has air quick disconnect on bottom, filter to right, and sight glass in the middle. All the plumbing is mounted with two U-bolts wrapped with silicone tubing and held to cart with wing nuts.



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3203551940.jpg
Views:	899
Size:	66.7 KB
ID:	88833

Gas - CO2 Tank on Right, O2 tank on left, O2 Regulator and flow meter on right, CO2 regulator on top and lighted power switch on top right.


Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2707713835.jpg
Views:	1313
Size:	66.1 KB
ID:	88834   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3816325353.jpg
Views:	1332
Size:	66.4 KB
ID:	88835  
MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 08:45 PM   #303
bucfanmike
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bucfanmike's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Duluth
Posts: 1,028
Liked 26 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

top notch, as usual.
__________________
Mike in Duluth

Currently on Tap
1. Hefeweizen
2. BM Centennial Blonde
3. LHMS Clone

Pipeline
Next on Tap-Denny Conn Rye IPA
Kegged and aging Ed Worts Apfelwine, Denny Conn BVIP
Fermenters -
bucfanmike is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 09:23 PM   #304
Layne
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 967
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Dude, that rocks!
Layne is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 09:28 PM   #305
cascadia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 92
Default

Great looking system!

Where did you get the filter housing? What kind of media does it use? Micron rating?
cascadia is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 09:33 PM   #306
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by cascadia
Great looking system!

Where did you get the filter housing? What kind of media does it use? Micron rating?
I got the filter from Glacier Tanks and it has a 1/16" primary and a 150 micron secondary both stainless steel. Here-http://www.glaciertanks.com/TriClamp...ner_1_1_2.html
MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 11:00 PM   #307
jcav
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jcav's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 233
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Amazing!
__________________
"Talent is hitting a target no one else can hit. Genius is hitting a target no one else can see."

"Just because your paranoid doesn't mean they really aren't after you!"
jcav is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 02:23 PM   #308
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 Stir Motor For HLT

With the new 1BBL configuration I’m running I repurposed the pump I was using and decided I need a stir motor in my HLT to help with stratifications and heat transfer on the HERMS coil. I butchered a 12VDC gate operator and salvaged two gear motors that look like they were up for the task. I decided I wanted to use the existing keggle lid instead of fabricating another solution from scratch. I also wanted t be able to remove the stir motor from the lid if needed so no welding to the lid. After scratching my head for a while I came up with this idea and started work. I used as many parts I had lying around from my previous builds to keep the cost down and maintain the “all stainless” quality of my brew system.
I started with the blades for the stir motor. I had a few stainless strips of 16 gage stainless left over from my volume guides I made for my kettles and decided they were rigid enough to work. I bent them on a vise at apposing angles to create the blades and decided on a piece of 3/8” stainless rod as the shaft.

Here are a few pictures of it coming together-
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2505.jpg
Views:	1076
Size:	34.7 KB
ID:	89086   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2507.jpg
Views:	1082
Size:	34.6 KB
ID:	89087   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2510.jpg
Views:	1079
Size:	35.2 KB
ID:	89088   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2522.jpg
Views:	1075
Size:	44.5 KB
ID:	89089   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2521.jpg
Views:	1085
Size:	37.8 KB
ID:	89090  

MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #309
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 Stir Motor For HLT

Next I needed a way to attach it to the lid and let it spin free. I all ready had a ˝” coupler welded to the lid so I drilled two 1/2” plugs so the 3/8” shaft would slip through it. Now the hard part how to rig the motor to the lid? I had some 1” X 1/8” strap leftover from a project that fit perfect in the channel of the keg fitting. I bent the strap around the fitting and the bent tabs back I could drill through. Kind of made a clamp to go around it. Then I took some 1” X 1/8” tubing and made a bracket for the motor.

Here is a few pictures-
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2511.jpg
Views:	1060
Size:	34.5 KB
ID:	89097   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2513.jpg
Views:	1065
Size:	34.5 KB
ID:	89098   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2518.jpg
Views:	1074
Size:	33.8 KB
ID:	89099   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2526.jpg
Views:	1064
Size:	48.0 KB
ID:	89100   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2529.jpg
Views:	1084
Size:	36.0 KB
ID:	89101  

MaxOut is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #310
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 Stir Motor For HLT

Here is a shot of the motor temporarily in place -


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2541.jpg
Views:	1060
Size:	47.9 KB
ID:	89102   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2544.jpg
Views:	1085
Size:	35.1 KB
ID:	89103  
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