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Old 04-21-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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I am finally ready to upgrade, I've got two propane burners, one converted keg, and two more on the way. My plan was to buy a three tier shelving unit at lowes that can support 3000 lbs per shelf, more than enough, and thread casters through the feet. Then use half shelves with the hot liquor tank in top, the mash tun opposite that on the second shelf, the the boil kettle on the bottom shelf opposite the tun, under the hot liquor tank, anyone have opinions?



 
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:33 AM   #2
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They make stem casters that fit in the bottom of rack tubes



 
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:39 AM   #3
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Good to know, but this isn't a rack tube situation, I'll see if I can find a link to the shelves I'm referring to.

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:42 AM   #4
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http://www.lowes.com/pd_319477-1281-...ing&facetInfo=

This is it, the bottom of the legs are flat and they have a hole in them already, I imagine that is for casters if you want them, I'll probably get ones that bolt on.

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:58 AM   #5
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Item #: 319477 | Model #: 7224PRBWWD3


The link doesn't seem to work, here is more info on it.

 
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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Here it is! I'm gonna add some sheet metal to the shelves for stability, and I have a burner for the liquor tank and heat shields. Today is a water test run, then brew day tomorrow!

 
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Old 05-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #7
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just go the a bedding store and look in the dumpsters for broken bed frames and get a metal blade with a metal cutoff wheel and some 1/4 inch nuts/bolts and build it to suit you. I did mine that way cost just for the nuts and bolts for the frame

 
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #8
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That is essentially what I did for my build, except I mounted the burners under the under the shelf and my hilt and boil kettle are stacked, my shelving isnt as long a yours, so far 3 10 gallon batches in and it works great, let me know if your. Interested in pics

 
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
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Yeah, pics are always good for ideas, after a test run with just water to see what the thermal mass of the tun is I decided to lower the top shelf a bit. I didn't account for the height of the burner, and it was pretty tall!

 
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dougie63
just go the a bedding store and look in the dumpsters for broken bed frames and get a metal blade with a metal cutoff wheel and some 1/4 inch nuts/bolts and build it to suit you. I did mine that way cost just for the nuts and bolts for the frame
Dougie is there a pump mounted to your frame somehow or how do you go from Mash Tun to Boil Kettle?



 
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