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Old 01-06-2012, 10:31 PM   #11
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...The only limiting factor is the metal bending brake used to turn the edges.
...and the fact that have I zero metal work experience and no access to free (or cheap) galvanized sheet metal.

That thing looks amazing. If we're ever caught in nuclear war, we know who's homebrew will be fallout-free.

Well done.

 
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Old 01-07-2012, 11:41 PM   #12
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You, Sir, are awesome.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:55 PM   #13
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Well I finished my first brew with my new conical and the fermentation chamber built to house it. So far it's the best batch, and the biggest, that I've yet done.

Here in San Diego, I anticipated having to cool the interior but after 24 hours it was evident that heating it was necessary. The temps around the chamber ranged from 40 to the upper 60’s during the fermentation cycle and it settled in around 60-63 with no heat. My target temp was 68.

An old hair dryer took care of the need but I am curious how it will maintain temps when the ambient temps get higher and cooling is required. I am currently using a single stage relay, so I can’t control both heating and cooling with the same t-stat.

Anyway, so far it performs well and I have less than $75 bucks in the whole thing including the temp controller.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:02 AM   #14
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dayum. nice.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #15
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Wow! That's professional looking!
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:02 PM   #16
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What is brand is that fermenter and where did you get it? Nice build, btw.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #17
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You should sell the 3 walls, the floor, top and door as a kit. For those of us with no metal working skills or way to bend the metal. You would do that part then the person buying it would do all the rest. Since it could all nest together it wouldnt be too big for shipping. Maybe even make the the long walls and the door in two pieces to get it even smaller for shipping?


[QUOTE=jaz5833;3635728]Thanks everyone for the kudos but I'm afraid it's much easier than it looks. The only limiting factor is the metal bending brake used to turn the edges.

I have included a dimensional drawing for the build. I drew this from memory so check the dimensions if you ue it just in case.

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #18
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WOW.... that is impressive.

Great build.

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:58 AM   #19
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Very nice!

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:23 PM   #20
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What is brand is that fermenter and where did you get it? Nice build, btw.
It's a 6.5 gal. Mini-Brew Fermenter made by Hobby Bever Co.
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