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Old 04-16-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Now that I am in deep in this hobby, I thought I might finally share my entire set up.
My new website, which I plan to keep record of each brew with recipes, etc. (work in progress)
www.brandedbrewingco.com
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PDF Packet of all the info
http://www.brandedbrewingco.com/pdf/...0-%20Setup.pdf

Parts List

My brew cart – I designed the cart with panels on, for aesthetic purposes only. On group brew days, I think this will look quite professional (much more than I am). I also have a table cover that has my logo imprinted on the skirt coming to complete it. I am sure many of you may wonder about the heat being trapped. The panels do get a little warm, but not warm enough to really burn yourself on. The cart is still new, and I am getting everything dialed in yet. Once I do that, I plan to make some new panels with some vents at the top and go with a little thicker material.

The designs (better drawing in packet) Working at inserting the dimensions on the drawing.

The March Pumps – With bleeder valves to help priming

Looking inside the Boil Kettle

Looking into the MLT. Sparge is built into the lid.

Shot of the BK

Shot of the MLT

Shot of the HLT

Feeding Wort into the BK

Fired up

In use – You may notice I have some extra “risers” under the kettles. Still dialing in the system, and will do away with these, this was just so I could see the flame more easily.

Pumping into plate chiller


Thank you for everyone that posts on here.

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:17 PM   #2
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She sure is sexy!

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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If you turned your pump heads 180 degrees so the outlet faces up, it may alleviate any priming issues. Air bubbles can rise easier this way.

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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Very Cool
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Maltose View Post
If you turned your pump heads 180 degrees so the outlet faces up, it may alleviate any priming issues. Air bubbles can rise easier this way.
I actually didn't even use the valves on the first brew on the system. I didn't have any issues, but I put the valves into my design at last minute. Due to how close I have the mounts, I can't spin the heads. That would be one thing I would change if I revised the build.

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
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I didn't even notice the pump orientation. But he is right, you're supposed to have the outlets on the top, or to the right. I guess if you start noticing priming issues, or cavitation, you may want to turn the heads around.

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #7
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wow, congrats on the beautiful setup and all that hard work...

cheers...

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:04 PM   #8
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Nicely done!

 
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:42 PM   #9
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I really like your brewstand, great job (from your welder! )
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Good luck with your 1st class brewing time!

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:18 PM   #10
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Very nice rig!! The real problem with your pump orientation is that when you open the purge valves, you are going to spew wort, and not air. The output should be on top so that when you open the valves, and the pump is off, it can flood the chamber from the bottom, and push the bubbles out the top. I'm sure you'll get it dialed in. Very pro photos!

 
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