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Old 02-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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SWDHB (She who drinks home brew) asked why I don't build a brew shed on our vacant cement pad in the back yard. I honestly never even thought to ask, but as she enjoys anything wheat or hef, I few batches here and there keeps her motivated for more.

I was recently reading through Layne's BYBP and Wildwest's BLT and she was impressed with idea of my own brewing area. Like I said, we already have the pad in the back yard, so it seems feasible to do this without spending a fortune.

Here are the dimensions:

I plan to go all electric. I'm hoping 240V 60A is enough to handle brewing without having to turn the lights and TV off.

Another thing I've been considering is drainage. A floor drain is not going to happen. I may build up the floor in the brewing corner so I can add a floor drain in the brewing/cleaning area.

I may have to read through the huge threads again for ideas and tips.

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Old 02-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
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IMHO,, that would make about the perfect size Home Brew Pub/Brewery, just alittle larger than a one car with some extra length, you could make it into two different rooms or have a covered porch on one end with one big room inside. It will be very nice anyway you go about it. Have Fun.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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Subscribed! Looking forward to watching this one develop.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #5
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With all that work, you'll want to farm out the brew stand... hint hint
Seriously, looks like a great idea. I have a pad almost twice that size... hmmmmm

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Old 02-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #6
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240v/60A would be enough to run two 5500w elements at the same time, as well as pumps and such. However, getting 60A parts can be a bit tough. Most go with 240V/50A just due to the availability of parts. with 50A, you can run two 4500W elements at the same time.
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