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Old 01-19-2012, 03:04 AM   #1
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I have officially gotten wife approval. I will be building an electric brewery in the basement. It will be another Kal clone. I ordered the control panel kit tonight! So excited!!!

Pictures of the space to be posted soon. And I hope to document the steps as I build it out!

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Old 01-19-2012, 03:35 AM   #2
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Awesome! Can't wait to see it!

 
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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Congrats, let the fun begin! I have a few of these left if you are interested. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f16/cont...ements-273489/

 
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #4
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how about a before picture of the space!

 
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:59 PM   #5
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Good luck. I started mine just after xmas last year and was brewing by March. Happy to answer any questions if you have them.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:40 AM   #6
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Congrats, let the fun begin! I have a few of these left if you are interested. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f16/cont...ements-273489/
No thanks. Already bought the elements. Appreciated though!

 
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:40 AM   #7
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Good luck. I started mine just after xmas last year and was brewing by March. Happy to answer any questions if you have them.
Oh, I'll have questions, :-). What did you do for ventilation?

 
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:54 AM   #8
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Photos of the before:

Before I cleaned the area this evening:




After I cleaned the area. I plan to put the brew stand to the right of the drainage. Over the drainage I plan to put a custom stand or a stainless steel table. Later I could put a sink there:




In this photo you can see the basement from the bottom of the stairs. Across the brewery (on the right wall) you can barely see the washer and dryer. I plan to upgrade that sink for easy cleaning of the kettles:



Here is a closeup of the sink and washer/dryer directly across the brewery area. I plan to run PVC between the joists above directly outside next to the dryer vent for the ventilation exhaust:



Lots of room for improvement, other ideas, suggestions, etc. I plan to scan the buildouts this weekend on HBT to get some more ideas. For right now I'm not planning on closing it in. I could do that later though...

 
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:28 AM   #9
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I did my in the garage, so I made some fans from server cooliong fans(my build thread is in my sig) and crack my garage door. Looking at your basement. I would make a hood from some wood and plastic panels, get some 6" pvc, run it to you basement window. Install block glass with a dryer vent in one section. Use a 6x4 reduce to hook the fan/blower from the 6" pvc to the dryer vent. Outside run the pvc up and away with a 135 to 180 at the end to prevent rain from coming in.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:48 AM   #10
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I did my in the garage, so I made some fans from server cooliong fans(my build thread is in my sig) and crack my garage door. Looking at your basement. I would make a hood from some wood and plastic panels, get some 6" pvc, run it to you basement window. Install block glass with a dryer vent in one section. Use a 6x4 reduce to hook the fan/blower from the 6" pvc to the dryer vent. Outside run the pvc up and away with a 135 to 180 at the end to prevent rain from coming in.
I am actually planning a wood hood with plastic panels!

I was going to run the PVC directly to a new 4" hole that I would make. But now that you mention utilizing the window it has me thinking. Not sure how I would implement the block glass. It would probably be easier to just install a new dryer vent. But it does have me intrigued...
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