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Old 03-05-2013, 11:14 AM   #311
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Wow this was an awesome build! One day I hope to have something half as nice as what you built.

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #312
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Thanks, MetallHed.

Here are a few more pictures to wrap up the build.

A few more items of trim to be added, and some site cleanup to go.. but it's pretty much complete. I drank a beer and grilled some food the other night in my new kitchen area. Despite being 34º, I loved every minute of it. It's going to stay like this for a few monts, and then we'll be adding concrete counter tops and a bar sink this summer.

The wine bottles are actually homemade tiki torches (example photo, not mine) that we made a few years back. I'll be mounting them on the posts.

Brewing last night, from outdoors looking in

It's been a lot of fun sharing these photos and experiences with you over the past several months. Thank you for all your encouraging comments and feedback. I'll post a few more photos and updates as they come, but I'm happy to be finally/maybe/tentatively/hopefully declaring this project.. DONE.

It's time for a beer!


"Brewing beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. When you do good, you get beer. When you do bad, you get beer. It's a lot like rec league softball"

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:34 PM   #313
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Looks like you have a great man-cave space that will provide many years of enjoyment. Great job!
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:36 PM   #314
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Duuude... It's never "done". ; )

That's a great build and I'm really happy for you.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #315
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Well met. Fantastic build.

Primary: 2013 EdWort's Apfelwein | 2012 JAOM 3-gal | 2013 JAOM 5-gal
Secondary: Nada
Bottled: 2014 Peach Sauvignon Blanc | Rich's Legal Wit | 2013 Fireside Barleywine | 2007 Oaked orange blossom mead | 2013 Kit Cabernet | 2012 Kit Raspberry Merlot
Kegged: Irish dry stout | 2014 Peach Sauvignon Blanc, sparkling
On Deck: Black Cherry Ancho Chile Mead | Leffe Blond clone
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:05 PM   #316
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Congrats on your awesome build!

You even finished off the deck with a great grill. Looks like you have the same model that I have. Can't beat grilling on a Weber while drinking a homebrew!
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:36 AM   #317
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Very nice build, I enjoyed following this thread!
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:40 AM   #318
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So have you actually been using it as a garage, or is it turned into more of a brewhaus/workshop building?
Kegged: Wheat Pale Ale
Kegged: Pale Ale
Kegged: Vienna Lager
Ready to Keg: Jamil's Blonde Ale
Primary: BierMuncher's OctoberFAST Ale
On Deck: Really want to do a nice Irish Red Ale, a new wheat ale, a pilsner, and another pale ale with some different hops than I've used before.

Meads: BOMM, JAOM and Tart-Cherry Melomel aging.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:46 PM   #320
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Absolutely jealous, the place looks awesome! Great job!!!

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