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Old 11-28-2011, 01:23 AM   #1
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Chandler, Az
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Here's my new system: The O.K. Combrewter (Over Kill). It's a BCS, three pump system that was inspired largely by Jon W.'s BCS system.

The stand is a little different than your normal brew stand. The structural component of the stand has a L profile rather than a square/rectangular profile.

I mounted some aluminum extrusion to the stand and then the Blichmann modular burners to to the extrusion. It's pretty damn sturdy.

I then fabricated some square stainless tubing to mount to the extrusion and hang out in front of the burners. I piped all the natural gas and electrical through the tubing.

The kettles are from Stout Tanks and Kettles and incorporate Stout's HERMs option.

The brew kettle has a tangential inlet and concave bottom for whirlpooling. Since I'm already whirlpooling, I installed a dedicated immersion chiller.

I brewed on it this weekend and it went about as good as I could have reasonably expected. Here's a picture of me and my buddy with two outrageously overfilled carboys:

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:26 AM   #2
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think i'll go out to the garage, dismantle mine, and cry myself to sleep . VERY nice!!!!
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:01 AM   #3
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Holy crap. That is a thing of beauty!
Forgive the uninformed, but what are the blue items?
How long is a brew day from start to clean for you?
How many brew sessions would you get out of a propane tank?

It's so... shiny.

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Old 11-28-2011, 03:06 AM   #4
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Fort Collins, CO
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I have been thinking about getting the stout 15 gallon package next year when they become available, what do you think of their stuff? Would you go that route again?


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Old 11-28-2011, 03:08 AM   #5
Dec 2010
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Damn, I love stout tanks and kettle so much. Triclover IS SO SHINEY

The eballvalves are impressive as well. The RIMS looks like it stretches all the way across the bottom of the stand? Is it really that big? I was comparing BrewersHardware's RIMS module and Stout Tanks RIMS, does stout tanks offer rims input and output to Male NPT or is it hose barb only?
How did you mount the RIMS?
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:18 AM   #6
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Very nice!

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Old 11-28-2011, 03:19 AM   #7
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Very nice. Just curious, how much time does one spend cleaning all of this equipment after a brew session?

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Old 11-28-2011, 03:29 AM   #8
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I spend about 45 minutes in clean up. Hot PBW wash with Hot rinse
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:37 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Thundercougarfalconbird
[...]The RIMS looks like it stretches all the way across the bottom of the stand? Is it really that big?[...]
There's no RIMS on that system as it's a HERMS design...


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Old 11-28-2011, 03:39 AM   #10
Oct 2011
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Nice Setup guys!

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