There have been a lot of build threads made. I have studied many of them and learned a lot. They all had something of value to me and I appreciate the time the builders spent documenting their builds.....very valuable!! I hope I can pass it on with this build.....and maybe show off a nice brew stand too!!!
I partnered up with a good friend and am now part of Soos Creek Brewing Co.......a Nano brewery located near Seattle, WA. Currently we brew on a 1/2 bbl 3 tier system. We are increasing our capacity to 1bbl to increase production...and to create our future "pilot system"
We chose to go with kettles from Stout Tanks in Portland......much shipping $$ saved...and they are beautiful!! We pick them up Saturday.
The system: Nothing too original here...it will be modeled loosely after Lonnie's Brutus. It is a single tier stand made from .095", 1-1/2" mild steel square tubing.
Temps will be controlled by Love Switches via Honeywell Spark Ignition Modules to fire the solenoid valves. Gas will flow through both a High Pressure manifold to the burners, and a Low pressure manifold to the pilot lights. It will be fueled by high pressure propane. Fluids will be controlled by 2 March pumps....1-809 and 1-815. Returns will go through the lids.
I am now in the process of welding the stand, so I will try not to get lazy and make sure to post my progress. I will also post a parts list when everything has been purchased. Cheers!!
A special thanks to KLADUE
for the help he gave me in designing and understanding the gas system. Thanks man!!!