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Old 07-22-2013, 01:04 AM   #221
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Kegs cleaned up and reassembled. Still need to build a pump mounting system and some hoods for over the pumps. I've decided that I don't have the patience or time to polish to a mirror finish, so I'm keeping them in a matte finish to match the other stainless in the brewery.


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Old 07-22-2013, 02:37 AM   #222
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:35 AM   #223
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Get some beer brewing on this thing already!!!
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #224
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I just poo'd a little bit when I saw this thing... oh my goodness is that pretty.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #225
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Looking impressive!


Have you milled any malt in there yet, and if so, how do you deal with the malt dust? I apologize, that I wanted to see your build, but mostly skimmed the thread and looked at the pics, so redirect me if this is already discussed.

Also curious about the fermentation chambers. How are they cooled? I see some control panel, but again confess I skimmed and gawked.

How has the sump pump drain been working for you? I've been thinking about doing something like that on a much smaller scale for the beer tap drain plate, which currently drains into a bucket. Not fun to clean and dump....

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Old 07-26-2013, 03:39 PM   #226
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I have used the mill a half dozen times down there. There is a little dust at the top end of the mill, but not bad at all. The grain drops down a chute into a bucket housed in a sealed cabinet below. Everytime I mill, I wipe down the top surfaces of the mill cabinet and shop vac. the lower compartment. I plan on simply placing a garbage bad over the control panel above while milling, so I don't anticipate any issues.

I have a full thread devoted to the grain mill build, as well as the fermentation chambers. Check out my signature line and you will find the links. The chamber thread explains my cooling sources in both chambers.

The ejector pump works great. It has made life so much easier having a big deep well sink with a drip pan and pre-rinse faucet. Clean up is much quicker.

Hey BadNewBrewery......I'm getting to it! I am having a pool installed, so all of my time has been devoted to that project. Don't worry though....I continue to brew the "old fashion" way with my other system, so the pipeline is full.
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I have used the mill a half dozen times down there. There is a little dust at the top end of the mill, but not bad at all. The grain drops down a chute into a bucket housed in a sealed cabinet below. Everytime I mill, I wipe down the top surfaces of the mill cabinet and shop vac. the lower compartment. I plan on simply placing a garbage bad over the control panel above while milling, so I don't anticipate any issues.

I have a full thread devoted to the grain mill build, as well as the fermentation chambers. Check out my signature line and you will find the links. The chamber thread explains my cooling sources in both chambers.

The ejector pump works great. It has made life so much easier having a big deep well sink with a drip pan and pre-rinse faucet. Clean up is much quicker.

Hey BadNewBrewery......I'm getting to it! I am having a pool installed, so all of my time has been devoted to that project. Don't worry though....I continue to brew the "old fashion" way with my other system, so the pipeline is full.
A pool as a mash tun would make some big batches.
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The pool has a high efficiency boiler to heat it, along with a solar cover, so I'm sure it could hold some pretty consistent mash temps. I think your onto something.
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Looks like a great build, and you've clearly thought it all out.

I have the "luxury" of outdoor brewing ability year round. Rain or shine, I can usually get er done, but indoor brewing sounds like a lot of fun. I could get in trouble thinking about it..

Mom went to Oxford HS btw. Spent lots of time there visiting grandparents.

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Had a couple of hours today to build the pump and plate chiller mounting system. Of course, I had to incorporate knotty pine boards and cedar logs. Hard to tell by the pics, but should look decent once clear coated. I just need to order a couple of more cam lock fittings for the plate chiller and run the duct work for the ventilation fan. Almost there!

Thanks TD! My kids go to Oxford Schools....great school system and a great place to live. Close to everything, but still some seclusion if you want it.


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