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Old 12-27-2011, 01:43 PM   #11
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #12
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What are your countertops made of? Great work altogether!


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Old 12-27-2011, 03:06 PM   #13
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What are your countertops made of? Great work altogether!
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They are made of 2x12 #2 pine that I biscuit jointed together, painted and distressed. I coated them with 4 coats of floor grade polyurethane so that I don't have any issues with water.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:09 PM   #14
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Love it. The pallet idea was a great one.

Your hop shoot is that a double coat hook? I may redo my hopspider with that idea thanks!
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Love it. The pallet idea was a great one.

Your hop shoot is that a double coat hook? I may redo my hopspider with that idea thanks!
Thanks. The Wife came up with the pallet idea, so I do give her credit for that.

Yes it is a double robe/coat hook from Target, and it works great.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:22 PM   #16
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The other question I have is how are you dealing with the steam? I am planning on turning my shed into a brewhouse next summer an am worried about the affect it has on wood and insulation. I brew in the garage now and have a fan blowing the steam out the door. Before I did that I was letting the steam rise and after a few brews my ceiling dry wall started swelling and cracking.
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I have a ~200 cfm bath exhaust fan mounted in the cabinet over the kettle.
It vents directly out the wall to the exterior. You can see it pulling the steam right up and out of the room off the kettle.

I may bend and rivet a piece of aluminum to make a shield on the underneath of the cabinet if I notice any issues arise from the steam.
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Nice man cave!
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How do you control your boil after you get it going? Or do you just let the two elements run at 100% the whole time?

This is quite interesting. I just ordered a 62 quart Bayou Classic pot today and am researching ideas on how to switch to electric.
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How do you control your boil after you get it going? Or do you just let the two elements run at 100% the whole time?

This is quite interesting. I just ordered a 62 quart Bayou Classic pot today and am researching ideas on how to switch to electric.
With the amount of power I'm at, I just let both elements run the whole time.
I boil off exactly 1 gallon per hour. I tried only one element, and it wouldn't keep the wort boiling.

I am eventually going to make a PID controller for one element so I can control my mash temps, but for now I am simply plugging/unplugging one element to maintain temp.

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