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Old 02-06-2012, 04:23 AM   #1
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After half a dozen or so batches with coolers in a three tier setup I saw Lonnieís Brutus and decided I had to build one for myself. I incorporated a lot of great ideas from others on this site and I think it turned out pretty good. I have about a dozen batches with this and it works excellent.

Let me know what you think.

Credit where credit is due. There are many others but off the top of my head:
Lonnie Mac
Nicksteck's build
theelectricbrewery.com

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All said and done
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Top view with dimensions
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Console dimensions
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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That is one heck of a stand, and I like how the controls were integrated into the stand.

Congratulations!



 
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:51 PM   #3
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amazing! you should definitely be proud. Any more pics by any chance? What kind of tubing is that? Looks like stainless braided? Any reason you went for that over a simliar dimension silicone?

 
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:48 AM   #4
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Excellent rig! I really like how you fabricated your stand and controls.

Congrats!

John
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:59 AM   #5
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Very Very Impressed!!!!

 
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:33 AM   #6
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thats pretty.....youre type A aren't you. seriously,thats nice !!

 
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:29 AM   #7
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amazing! you should definitely be proud. Any more pics by any chance? What kind of tubing is that? Looks like stainless braided? Any reason you went for that over a simliar dimension silicone?
Thanks man. The hoses are normal 1/2" silicone but I picked up some stainless sleeving from McMaster-Carr and just slid the hoses inside. The sleeving isn't cheap, 4.10 a foot and I used 20' but I think it looks cool.

 
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:36 AM   #8
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More pics.

I am not a welder so I built a mockup out of some scrap wood. The idea was to get the measurements nailed down first in case something didnít work out. The stand is 4x4s ripped down to 2x2. Aside from the placement of the controls and adding some extra plumbing for the pumps, everything worked out.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:42 AM   #9
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After everything checked out, I took the wooden mockup to a buddy and said ďMake me this out of steel.Ē A couple of weeks later I picked up this. He didnít have a break to make the front console, so I had a local fab shop do that part.
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After holes drilled in console and getting the wiring all done.
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Initially wanted to do copper tubing for the gas lines but quickly found out I suck at bending it correctly and would have a difficult time connecting it to the valves in the panel. I went to a propane shop and had them make me some custom length hoses instead.
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:50 AM   #10
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Console with holes for controls drilled. The six square holes on the base are for the in and out gas lines. There will be a needle valve in between.
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The cover bends slightly and snaps over the base. A flat head screwdriver or a small putty knife is used to pry it open. I put some electrical tape on the screwdriver to try to avoid scratching the paint. Donít need to open it after everything is wired correctly so should be OK.
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Bracket to hold down the heat exchanger. My buddy who welded the stand is a burly guy so he probably bent this with his bare hands
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