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Old 04-13-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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I've got a length or two of 2" x 2" sq. tubing. A friend has small mig.

I think I've got the 2 horizontal legs/casters/cross-member and spine straight in my head. Can someone point me to a set of various views of a 3 tier tree style sculpture so I can look at the platform configuration? Actually, I am being convinced to use a cooler to mash/lauter, so what shape does that actually dictate?


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Old 04-13-2007, 07:08 PM   #2
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I've got a few pics of mine here, but it's hard to see. www.mybrewery.shutterfly.com



 
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:31 PM   #3
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:37 PM   #4
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When you say tree; you mean like Lil Sparky's setup?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=21898

 
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:18 PM   #5
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A cooler MLT really doesn't dictate the shape. You could go with something like mine, desertBrew's, or Dude's, or any other various shapes.

Here's my finished product. The dimensions are really simple. There's 24" between the levels and 10" between the forks of each tier. The base is ~ 3' x 4'. I had never welded before and it was really simple to put together.



Here's a schematic for desertBrew's.



And his finished product.



Here's Dude's. He used to use a cooler MLT, but I thought I remember reading that he may be going to a SS MLT instead. Anyway, here's a pic of his.



 
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:43 PM   #6
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I think I may be the first brewer to build a brick and slate three tier sculpture!
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:52 PM   #7
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orfy, over here you "just might be a redneck"

 
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:21 PM   #8
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Here's the deal. I've been torn and going back and forth on a folding, unobtrusive wood type for the garage where I only ever put one car anyway; where I have floor drains and a hose bibb for water, and just folding it up and stashing it and the keggles in a corner, under tarp.

Or, just committing the space to a full blown fabricated heavy steel frame, multi-tier, to be set up in the 'Barn'. It's a 50 x 60 insulated and finished out building with water, single utility sink, floor drains, electric, cable, and phone, that is currently just the hot rod and hot boat workshop. Their are 3 separate rooms; 1 for the boat, 1 for the mower, ATC, lawn equipment, etc, out back, and the main room that has about 30 x 40 with a 42" x 70" x 27' pit (complete with electric for lights and tools, and a sump pump at one end).

I've considered dedicating the area by the outside wall of the near bay (the one without the pit of course), and using about 16 feet of wall space for sculpture, shelving and storage of equipment, with grain going into sealed blue plastic barrels, and hops stored in the freezer.

While I have 2 kegs for brewing now and 1 more available, I have been told to just M/L in a cooler and KISS. I think I will no doubt move to at least single pump, QD dedicated-hoses type system in the future, but not to try to get to every aspect of a plumbed system in the short term. So, I was planning on suing an old 34 Q cooler and a copper manifold ( I DO have the 1/2" copper pipe now to use, but dread sawing the slits) or SS braid which is quick and easy to set-up, but I 'd have to buy plumbing connection hoses and salvage the braid from them; I don't want to scavenge my good hot rod SS braided hose!).

Okay, so I don't NEED 2" x 2" steel tube to set a cooler with 3-4 gallons of water in it onto, but just the same, I DO need the elevation and cascading steps of tiered system to avoid jumping straight to a pumped plumbing system.

I'm just trying to get a look at what options I have; as I don't want to commit to a big old rectangular tier sculpture and then have needless elevations when I go to using a pump.

THIS guy is making me think I'm smarter for just waiting on ANY type of brewing-dedicated bench or rig, and just stay red-neck kinda style until I can just build an inline stand with a pump system with valves and hoses.
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What material did you use for the three tiered step down shown above? The one with the scematics?

 
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What material did you use for the three tiered step down shown above? The one with the scematics?
Aluminum, think it's 1" square; hollow in the middle but don't recall the thickness. Some guy at my work did all the welding for me which he does for his job. Materials were from work as well. Lighter in weight but still plenty strong. It's been pimped up a little more since that pic with pump and diamondboard.




 
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