Ss Brewtech’s Biggest Baddest Holiday Giveaway Ever!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > SWDHB gives the GREEN LIGHT
Thread Tools
Old 02-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 426
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default SWDHB gives the GREEN LIGHT

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.

l3asturd is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 09:53 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,062
Liked 72 Times on 67 Posts
Likes Given: 187


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.

Island Time Brewery
Black Caesar Imperial Stout by Island Time Brewery
Islamorada Pale Ale by Island Time Brewery

Stainless is Painless
Gear101 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 79
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Subscribed! Looking forward to watching this one develop.
Primary: Banana Beer
Secondary: empty
Bottled: Cherry Wheat (Ladies like it, I don't)
Kegged: Brown Ale
Kegged: Blue Moon

To be brewed:
Dunkelweizen (Austin Kit)
wfahey is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: South Texas
Posts: 670
Liked 36 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2


Primary1: Apfelwein (11/18/11)
Keg-1: SNPA 1/6
Keg-6: Soda Water
Thinking: Bavarian Hefeweizen, Centennial Blonde,
Swmbo Slayer,
CCBrewer is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 1,648
Liked 44 Times on 36 Posts
Likes Given: 52


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
OneHoppyGuy is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Fleetwood, PA
Posts: 1,004
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 1


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.

Abandoned Logic Brewing
TomRep is online now
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Green Machine - My brewstand build ghart999 Brew Stands 28 09-22-2010 07:50 AM
I need to see the light...but I need wiring help Krelja Brew Stands 5 06-13-2010 07:02 PM
The Pint Light! splobucket Brew Stands 29 02-01-2010 02:23 PM
I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel ILOVEBEER Brew Stands 20 11-19-2009 01:20 PM
brew hut green light ... springer Brew Stands 24 09-16-2009 03:26 PM

Forum Jump

Newest Threads