Fermentation chamber/mill station/work bench build - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Fermentation chamber/mill station/work bench build

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-15-2011, 01:30 PM   #1
Dukeman9988
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Blandon, Pa
Posts: 258
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts



I recently bought my first house and wanted to build a fermentation chamber now that I had enough room. I decided to also make it into a work bench and mill station also in order to save some space. Here is what I came up with.


Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20111015_092523.jpg
Views:	525
Size:	16.5 KB
ID:	35927   Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20111015_092746.jpg
Views:	467
Size:	8.6 KB
ID:	35928   Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20111015_092809.jpg
Views:	451
Size:	7.5 KB
ID:	35929   Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20111015_092859.jpg
Views:	535
Size:	17.7 KB
ID:	35931   Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20111015_092923.jpg
Views:	526
Size:	17.0 KB
ID:	35932  

Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20111015_092944.jpg
Views:	521
Size:	16.8 KB
ID:	35933   Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20111015_093017.jpg
Views:	457
Size:	8.7 KB
ID:	35934   Click image for larger version

Name:	ForumRunner_20111015_093047.jpg
Views:	461
Size:	7.3 KB
ID:	35935  

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
Mpez
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Seattle, Washington
Posts: 153
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


That is a cool idea, but I would be worried about contaminating the beer. I try to keep my grain, and especially my milling away from fermentation. Grain is covered in lactobacillus.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 02:37 PM   #3
Dukeman9988
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Blandon, Pa
Posts: 258
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mpez
That is a cool idea, but I would be worried about contaminating the beer. I try to keep my grain, and especially my milling away from fermentation. Grain is covered in lactobacillus.
Yea I've read about this, so I'm trying to build a little box and around where the grain will fall so that there will not be grain flying everywhere

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 02:49 PM   #4
FishFace
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
GranitBay, CA
Posts: 77

Here is a pic of my grain mill chamber station. Built around a 5 g bucket. 1/2" high torque drill from Harbor Freight. Dial control for speed. Keeps the dust down
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3371920140.jpg
Views:	590
Size:	16.2 KB
ID:	35944  

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 02:57 PM   #5
Dukeman9988
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Blandon, Pa
Posts: 258
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by FishFace View Post
Here is a pic of my grain mill chamber station. Built around a 5 g bucket. 1/2" high torque drill from Harbor Freight. Dial control for speed. Keeps the dust down
that is very cool, I currently use a drill to mill but could never figure out how to officially motorize it like that haha

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2011, 03:00 PM   #6
FishFace
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
GranitBay, CA
Posts: 77

I took drill apart so I could have a flat shelf for scale. Diyd brackets etc. all scrap from shop. The bucket slides in to recessed area, it helps to keep dust and small particles in the bucket. It has made my brew days a lot easier

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2011, 12:27 AM   #7
FishFace
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
GranitBay, CA
Posts: 77

I have an old ionizer that I set right next to the grinder. It keeps the dust to nothing Also I never grind when yeast or fermenting beer is around. The dust will contaminate everything



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump