Originally Posted by bottlebomber
Well, you've got most of what you need for the build
I'm hung up on a couple things at the moment.
#1, I'm waiting for an endmill so that I can machine some SS nipples into a cross to weld together. It should be here mid next week.
Its a hang up because I can't figure where to put the lower shelf until I know how the pump and manifold fit together.
#2, I'm having a hard time figuring out where to put the gas control valves.
I'm trying to hide and protect all the electronics and wiring under a cover over the bottom shelf. I want to put the GCVs there too, but I need to be able to get at them when I light the pilot at the start of the brew. And I don't want to have to remove all the stuff that is stored on the bottom shelf in order to get at the GCVs.
But if I put them somewhere else, I need to protect them from the elements, both when brewing and when its stored outside.
It sounds trivial, but its a head scratcher.
#3, I haven't figured out where to best mount the chiller.
#4, I haven't bought my 3rd pump and the 20.5 gallon brew kettle yet, but I can build and brew without those things.