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Old 09-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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By way of intro, pics of our new all-grain rig. I've gotten together with some fellow racers, who've I've managed to lure back into home-brewing it seems. They had some prior experience using canned kits... then we enjoyed the Detroit Brew Factory while it was around (RIP!)... got back to the kits, but that didn't thrill me, so I decided, after watching a home-brewer's day at a local microbrewery (Liberty St.) to go and jump right into all-grain - much more my style.

I personally like to jump in way over my head whenever possible - so decided the best way to get started was build my own rig. All gravity fed, no pumps (expensive and PITA), but the rig folds right down to fit through a sliding screen door. It's all aluminum, recycled scrap from trailers, racecars, and misc other fabrications. Still needs some finishing touches (like a bottle opener!) but at least is functional. Still have to plumb in gas and water, and get better burners.

Folds down just behind the mash tun...


First batch was an IPA, all-grain batch from Malty Dog...


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Old 09-11-2012, 01:54 AM   #2
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Looks awesome, welcome aboard.


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My goodness. I live right down the street (P-Ridge). I love it when new (especially enthusiastic) people join the hobby in the immediate area. Congrats, and welcome!
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Detroit eh? Redwings fan?
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Come on there are no trees in Royal oak !

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LOL - cheers, guys!

We do indeed have some serious trees looming over our house - but you're right, those pics were actually taken in Salem Twp at a friend's place, where we actually have space to brew...

Wings fan? You have to ask?

Monster Bayou Classic burner and proper mash paddle have been ordered... so we'll definitely have some work to do before the next batch gets rolling...
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nice setup!
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Thanks! Has actually grown a bit since those early days; will have to upload a new pic or two...
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That is a sweet rig. It's great to see Michiganders on the site...
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Update, more recent pic of the rig - in the folded position! Still need to remember to take a pic of the rig fully erect and in action - was a touch busy this last brew, trying to make it all come out right!


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