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Old 01-17-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
rgcalsaverini
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I have a small room (11.5 x 16.5 ft) that I've decided to turn into my brewing hq, but the vast amount of decisions to be made are already keeping me up...
This is my preliminary (and poorly drawn) placement ideas:


The Lab is where my microbiologist wife will provide me with fresh and wonderful yeast.
The lagering fridge is a modified vertical fridge that serve me as lagering cellar.
The brewing stand is fixed and made of wood and bricks.

What would you change? Will it work?

 
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:37 AM   #2
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what is the "stand"

 
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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I've always heard to be wary of bottling near where you do your grain milling due to lacto on the dust that inevitably gets everywhere. Not sure if thats a boogeyman or not, just something that came to mind when I saw your layout

 
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:45 AM   #4
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I've always heard to be wary of bottling near where you do your grain milling due to lacto on the dust that inevitably gets everywhere. Not sure if thats a boogeyman or not, just something that came to mind when I saw your layout
Heck... since he is building a brew room from the ground-up, AND he has his own in-house bio-chemist, maybe he should just put a vent hood above his milling table to exhaust all the dust!

 
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:58 AM   #5
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+1 Not milling where you play with yeast & bottling.

Things change a lot, so if it was my room I'd put everything on wheels so I could move as needed. Obviously sink probably stays as is.

 
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:03 AM   #6
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Your room will be awesome, therefore I hate you...

 
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:04 AM   #7
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Right, milling will stay outside on the wall with no windows then.
That "Stand" is primarily my bottling stand.

About going mobile, that would increase a lot the costs of the project...

 
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:21 AM   #8
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I have a small room (11.5 x 16.5 ft) that I've decided to turn into my brewing hq,...............The Lab is where my microbiologist wife will provide me with fresh and wonderful yeast.
You have my envy on two fronts.

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+1 Not milling where you play with yeast & bottling.
Things change a lot, so if it was my room I'd put everything on wheels so I could move as needed. Obviously sink probably stays as is.
Are you planing on using an electric set up to brew inside? If so I'm guessing that you will need to vent the steam anyway. Everything being on casters would be nice as you could move your mill under the same hood.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:33 AM   #9
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Your wife is a microbiologist AND supports your brewing to the point she is willing to let you build this room and work for you?!
There's no chance you guys are polygamists, are you?

 
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:48 AM   #10
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Okay, then my mill table will be wheeled and I'll push it outside when its milling time, this way it wont be exposed to the weather and I wont fill the room with nasty infected dust.

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Are you planing on using an electric set up to brew inside? If so I'm guessing that you will need to vent the steam anyway.
I'm pending towards propane or natural gas, its cheaper and its what I've always used. I know very little about ventilation mechanics and equipment, and frankly I just realized how important that would be with that layout I'll inform myself.

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Your wife is a microbiologist AND supports your brewing to the point she is willing to let you build this room and work for you?!
There's no chance you guys are polygamists, are you?
Sorry, that's illegal on my neighborhood. But to be honest she's not quite wife yet, so you might have a shot

 
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