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Old 07-30-2007, 07:51 PM   #11
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Mine has a much smaller footprint than what you're looking for. I can send you details on the measurements if you want them.

There are some more pics here.

I like that - I'm not going to have enough height for that. Thinking HLT & mash tun level, with brew kettle below.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:59 PM   #12
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What's your maximum height? My HLT is 6'8" at the top.

2-tiers are really nice. You'll need a pump for the HLT->MLT sparge water transfer. That only adds $100-150 to the cost, but also sets you up for HERMS if you want to go that route.

The morebeer.com 1550 design is also very compact and not quite as high. You can probably find some plans online because a lot of people have copied it and built one themselves.



 
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:02 PM   #13
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Does anyone have (plans, pics, etc) for a free standing brewery that would fit, say on a 10' x 18' piece of ground ?

Brewiz has a small freestanding building for a brewhouse...you might want to ask him how he set it up.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...imageuser=1332
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:35 PM   #14
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Here is my setup.
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:36 PM   #15
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Less then 6 foot as well.
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:17 PM   #16
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I've always thought about doing a 2 level system where the HLT is raised and the MLT & keggle are one the lower sides, then using pnumatic pistons to raise the MLT into the keggle...

 
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:18 AM   #17
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A batch sparge set up would be easy and compact.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:02 AM   #18
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check out my gallery I built a gravity /pump system that you can brew 24 gal in an easy 8 hour brew day and it fits and brews in my garage with a tippy tun.
think electric and your well on your way.
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:55 AM   #19
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check out my gallery I built a gravity /pump system that you can brew 24 gal in an easy 8 hour brew day and it fits and brews in my garage with a tippy tun.
think electric and your well on your way.
Good luck
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Jaybird-
Where'd you score those stainless sections of pipe? I imagine all those stainless tees, valves, etc. weren't cheap. I'm in the R&D phase of building my rig and am trying to decide what kind of piping and fittings I'll use.

 
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:09 AM   #20
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Jaybird-
Where'd you score those stainless sections of pipe? I imagine all those stainless tees, valves, etc. weren't cheap. I'm in the R&D phase of building my rig and am trying to decide what kind of piping and fittings I'll use.
I work for a CO. that likes to through away alot of good stuff. I just had to get a scrap pass for it and then spend hours and hours cleaning it up to make it useable. the HLT is electric and works KILLER, I HIGHLY recomend doing electric for the HLT.
On the note of cost the tees and a lot of the fittings I did have to buy and really for the part its only about 30% more $$ to do stainless over copper. BUT on that note the next system I build will be all copper. Stainless is just a pain to work with.

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