Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > New brew stand "almost" done.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-06-2012, 05:09 AM   #11
ryanmcl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wauconda, IL
Posts: 151
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drewneely View Post
how low (mount distance) do your have your banjo burners from the bottom of the kettles?
Right at 3".


ryanmcl is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #12
gifty74
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 273
Liked 30 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Looking good for sure. I'm planning to order those same pots (Update International I assume?) and will be going weldless like you. Which pots are you going with a sight glass? I'm thinking boil kettle and HLT. Sight glass on the mash would seem to get clogged and not really necessary. Also, what wrap are you going with on the MT? How did the mash screen work? Any issues with slow runoff or runoff seeming like it was getting stuck? Where did you get the hose that goes from the main gas manifold to the burner? I like those little needle valves.


gifty74 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #13
ryanmcl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wauconda, IL
Posts: 151
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gifty74 View Post
Looking good for sure. I'm planning to order those same pots (Update International I assume?) and will be going weldless like you. Which pots are you going with a sight glass? I'm thinking boil kettle and HLT. Sight glass on the mash would seem to get clogged and not really necessary. Also, what wrap are you going with on the MT? How did the mash screen work? Any issues with slow runoff or runoff seeming like it was getting stuck? Where did you get the hose that goes from the main gas manifold to the burner? I like those little needle valves.
I'm not going to use sight glass for now, i cant kick the ole measuring stick. Yes, these are the 80 QT from instawares dot com. (Update international). False bottom worked great and i will add another ball valve at the top for recirculations.

I got the main hose from amazon, and the others from agri supply. the needled valves came from here:
http://www.flameengineering.com/Valves.html

These are the hoses to each burner:
http://www.agrisupply.com/High-Press...08/&sid=&eid=/

I'm going to get this wrap at the hardware store this week:
http://www.amazon.com/Reflectix-BP24...8670028&sr=8-3
ryanmcl is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 03:53 AM   #14
HopSong
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HopSong's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 1,946
Liked 99 Times on 87 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Reminds me of the erector set I had as a kid.. this is a set for the big dogs..
__________________
Cheers, Bill
Hop Song Brewing
HopSong is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 04:18 AM   #15
ryanmcl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wauconda, IL
Posts: 151
Default

Few more adjustments. Second valve for recirculating. Two new valves at the top the MT and BK. Also, a CPVC spargee arm and a hose from the valve to the bottom of the BK. Still need my relectix.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4379.jpg
Views:	500
Size:	34.7 KB
ID:	47292   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4380.jpg
Views:	486
Size:	60.8 KB
ID:	47293   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4374.jpg
Views:	490
Size:	50.4 KB
ID:	47294   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4375.jpg
Views:	479
Size:	36.5 KB
ID:	47295   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4376.jpg
Views:	546
Size:	59.0 KB
ID:	47296  

ryanmcl is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 04:06 AM   #16
ryanmcl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wauconda, IL
Posts: 151
Default

Added a switch box to the pumps.
Click image for larger version

Name:	429642_10150679158446202_505611201_11031851_303656988_n.jpg
Views:	495
Size:	31.6 KB
ID:	48552  
ryanmcl is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 03:34 PM   #17
divernaz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
Posts: 5
Default

Nice work!! I'm currently welding a 3 tier system but I didn't even think about how close the burners should be. Thanks for the heads up. lol What pumps did you use?

Ken
divernaz is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #18
ryanmcl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wauconda, IL
Posts: 151
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by divernaz View Post
Nice work!! I'm currently welding a 3 tier system but I didn't even think about how close the burners should be. Thanks for the heads up. lol What pumps did you use?

Ken
I went with (2) 809 HS from Austin. (free shipping)

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=10664
ryanmcl is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 04:10 AM   #19
ryanmcl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wauconda, IL
Posts: 151
Default

Added some reflectix which i fear will melt very soon.
Click image for larger version

Name:	Tun2.jpg
Views:	414
Size:	32.0 KB
ID:	49386   Click image for larger version

Name:	Top2.jpg
Views:	390
Size:	51.2 KB
ID:	49387   Click image for larger version

Name:	Burner2.jpg
Views:	417
Size:	33.2 KB
ID:	49388  
ryanmcl is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #20
Climber
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 18
Default

Nice looking setup! Are you able to do a stepped infusion mash or are you doing a single temp. mash rest?


Climber is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blichmann Modular Brewing Stand "Top Tier" (spring 09) amishland Equipment/Sanitation 76 08-25-2015 03:00 PM
Can't find any resources on how to make the bag for "brew in a bag" Pixalated Equipment/Sanitation 5 02-01-2012 06:38 AM
"Brew Cactus" Sculpture BYO 1996---Pictures? broadbill Equipment/Sanitation 0 07-24-2011 11:37 AM
New Space-Saving "Brew Closet" Slider46 Equipment/Sanitation 3 09-30-2010 10:21 PM
anyone use a "bazooka screen" in your brew kettle? msa8967 Equipment/Sanitation 22 08-12-2010 02:06 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS