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Old 08-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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The other day I was at my local BJ's and there was a metal cart for sale, $40, had two shelves, that folded up and with a little tinkering looked like I could make it into a moveable brew stand. I hesitated to buy it and then it sold out and seems to be gone for good. So now I'm looking for an alternative. Has anyone had any sucess with a store bought set up, metal, that could be converted to become a brew stand?

 
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:54 AM   #2
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I'm in the same boat. I am thinking of these little wire shelves

http://sites.target.com/site/en/spot...s=Wire%20shelf

I used to have a fish tank on one so I know it's ok for the weight, but no wheels :/. I think they sell little casters to pop onto the feet, but they look a little sketch. I think instead of a brew cart, it would be more appropriately named a "awkwardly mobile brewing table". If you don't have stairs in the way how hard can it be to scoot! Furniture sliders are underrated.. Wheels.. Hmph.

 
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:33 AM   #3
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You mean, like this?
I got the wire shelves for free from a friend a long time ago and have been using them for a couple of years now. I recently added the wheels that they sell at Target and they work just fine even with a large grain bill in my cooler and a full 10gal HLT at the top.
My only and biggest problem with this setup is trying to get my RO water into my HLT. Lifting a 5 gal jug that high just isn't fun. However, it does work, and works well.


 
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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For wire shelve racks have you checked out the local restaurant supply house? They often sell to homeowners.

 
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:49 PM   #5
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Wow those are good looking casters. I don't recall seeing anything that substantial at my local target. I just saw those inky dinky ~1" wheels that you would find on a laundry hamper or something. I'll have to check again apparently!

 
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:09 AM   #6
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I got mine from the restaurant supply store

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