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Old 11-27-2012, 10:12 PM   #111
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Was that a decision, or just what they had available?

 
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:10 PM   #112
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No offense to any one here but I gotta say that the three most useful threads on this forum has been - for me:

- gifty's weldless strut thread
- Apple Jackers Lime-aid thread (God I love that stuff!)
- Revvy's bottling and no secondary threads

Ok, that's actually four threads, sue me!




And congratulations for us getting a beer animation!
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:59 AM   #113
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Thank man for posting this!!! Since I first read this I designed and started to build my own. All I have is the base frame. I have been amazed at the amount of different parts and configurations that can be achieved. Thanks agian for an amazing example and idea!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:29 AM   #114
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That looks friggin awesome! I like the idea of just using the same 3-way connection fittings to connect everything. Makes ordering simple. Love the wide design so you have plenty of room between the pots. Heck, I might expand to this in the spring. The best part is I can just pick up the long sticks and have it retrofitted in a matter of minutes. So what's the smaller pot, and HLT? The other cool thing about that strut that I'm finding is when wiring to pumps/valves/etc you can just put it in the channel and you barely need any wires ties at all. The fittings keep it snugged down at every turn.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:42 AM   #115
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I basically used what you had done and ran through the price calcs between a two pot design and three pot design (66"x30"x16.75") and it ended up being only $50 more for three pots. The smaller pot is my old boil kettle and I just threw that up there for prospective. The plan will be to have three keggles and get pumps to do most if the work. I'm also going to use 3 BG-14 for burners. Im also going to run 1/2" EMT conduit for electrical... If I get there.

My biggest thing, especially since this is my first large brew stand, is flexibility. The fact that everything is just bolted and can be reconfigured or expanded is awesome!!!

 
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:05 PM   #116
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Looks like Lowes sells a strut that is paintable...see pic:
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #117
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Can anyone post a picture of their wheel/caster set up? I am going to be embarking on this project this Christmas break and have a lot of it figured out for a 2-tier system but am having a tough time getting the wheels down. Does anyone have any part numbers or specific instructions on how theirs work? Thanks in advance and this thread is awoken a brew-demon inside of me.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:43 AM   #118
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Can anyone post a picture of their wheel/caster set up? I am going to be embarking on this project this Christmas break and have a lot of it figured out for a 2-tier system but am having a tough time getting the wheels down. Does anyone have any part numbers or specific instructions on how theirs work? Thanks in advance and this thread is awoken a brew-demon inside of me.
Sure, no problem!

If those pics aren't familiar, you didn't read the thread.....
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:35 AM   #119
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Oops, my bad. I think I had an information/excitement overload on this threat. Thank you for pointing that out.

I have been playing around with SketchUp today for the first time and wanted to know your guys thoughts on this 2-tiered system I have tumbling around in my brain. Any suggestions or ideas would be most helpful. I am running natural gas out to the attached garage this holiday break and will prob be getting some 10 jet NG burners unless you think something else would suffice.

I am just relieved at the cost savings of this system compared to welded stands. Live long and brew!

Sorry for the first time sketches, just trying to put what is in my head in order for some critiquing.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:10 AM   #120
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Oops, my bad. I think I had an information/excitement overload on this threat. Thank you for pointing that out.

I have been playing around with SketchUp today for the first time and wanted to know your guys thoughts on this 2-tiered system I have tumbling around in my brain. Any suggestions or ideas would be most helpful. I am running natural gas out to the attached garage this holiday break and will prob be getting some 10 jet NG burners unless you think something else would suffice.

I am just relieved at the cost savings of this system compared to welded stands. Live long and brew!

Sorry for the first time sketches, just trying to put what is in my head in order for some critiquing.
I've been thinking about building one just like this. Thanks for posting the plans. I've also been trying to figure out if you could do a 3-tier with this stuff.
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