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Old 03-01-2013, 10:29 PM   #101
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great design. i'm working on my rig at the moment and was wondering:


how did you attach that thermometer to the T? is it water-tight? ok with the heat?
It looks like he used compression fittings


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Old 03-02-2013, 03:50 PM   #102
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Check out brewhardware.com. He has everything you need to get that setup. It's worth the price. I use it everywhere during brewday.


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Old 03-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #103
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HDIr0n & BraxtonBrewery, thanks for the insights.

if he's using a compression fitting to attach the thermometer, the ring must be really damn small... those thermometers have long needle probes (http://www.amazon.com/CDN-DTQ450X-Pr...dp/B0021AEAG2/) so the ring would need to fit that.

does brewhardware.com have compression fitting that small? if so, i wasn't able to find them.

(update: yes, brewhardware does indeed have them: http://brewhardware.com/thermometers...becompression2)
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:46 AM   #104
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Hi, BB. I ama relatively new home brewer and love your rig. But, I'm debating on the relative value of buying a rig or making one like you did - custom and all. Can you share how much dough you have in the brew stand, including the welder (Ive never welded before, but I'm handy) and other tools? I have my pumps, burners, kegs, quick-cam locks, tubing thermometers, etc (thanks, Bobby from NJ). I'm trying to talk my wife into this for my upcoming birthday and would rather get it than spend weeks shopping for parts, etc. Was it worth it for you? Brew on!

 
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:16 AM   #105
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Very nice rig like the control panel. I want to do something like that, did you any trouble setting it up? What kind of honeywell valves do you have
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:33 AM   #106
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This is exactly what a Packers fan's setup would look like! Nice job my man! What enclosure and mount did you use for the PID/Control center?

 
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:39 AM   #107
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Ok maybe two actually! I am still in the planning stages of my build and I have to ask why you have the three Keggles so tightly pitched together? I am give them a good 4 inches in between. Yes i know this means more steel but then I have room for lines and such. One more question as I do know they are low cost but if your going through all the trouble Why Keggles? They are hard to clean and Blichman or Stout tanks are very easy to clean and really nice too boot. Great build don't mean to be critical just like to know everyones thought process.

 
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Old 08-19-2014, 06:12 PM   #108
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Kind of interested in this build. Where do people source the steel for stuff like this? He needed 44' of steel tubing. That's maybe about $250 worth of steel. Wonder where one could try and find scrap steel for that kind of thing.

 
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Old 08-20-2014, 10:45 PM   #109
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Ok maybe two actually! I am still in the planning stages of my build and I have to ask why you have the three Keggles so tightly pitched together? I am give them a good 4 inches in between. Yes i know this means more steel but then I have room for lines and such. One more question as I do know they are low cost but if your going through all the trouble Why Keggles? They are hard to clean and Blichman or Stout tanks are very easy to clean and really nice too boot. Great build don't mean to be critical just like to know everyones thought process.
Sounds like your design is similar to mine. Stout tanks and 6" apart due to the handles on the sides and for room to eventually hard plumb it. Go with Stainless!!! The cost is not much more than steel and is easy to weld even with a cheap Everlast Tig welder ( and fun too )

 
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:32 PM   #110
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If I know Braxton, to get the steel he probably stole guard rails off a highway in front of a church!!

We have to get Braxton to post pics of the latest version of his rig. He's made some changes/additions since those last pics were taken.



 
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