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Old 12-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #11
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My current stand consists of what I can find lying around to sit stuff on. It's a pain, but it works for now.
That's sweet! Same as me. Needed three different levels for my set up so that's what I got!


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Old 12-09-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
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I've got a pump, so the three levels wasn't intentional. It almost be and required though. When I was mashing out the power went out. It was out for 3 hours.


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Old 12-09-2012, 09:20 PM   #13
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I've got a pump, so the three levels wasn't intentional. It almost be and required though. When I was mashing out the power went out. It was out for 3 hours.
I hope to get a pump for Christmas... and a coil for a HERMS system... as I plan to build a single tier system after the first of the year. With our 4th child being born a week ago mistakes are not an option as they can get costly, hence this thread.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:42 PM   #14
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my biggest fails:

-painted my stand but was using propane. the paint bubbled/peeled badly where it got too hot
-Keggle MLT = massive temp losses. had to rig up some HERMS to get it stable
-i built a TALL stand so my keggles would store inside it when not in use. that was a waste of time and cut it down this year to be lower/easier to use.
-i went with propane, but then migrated to electric (and never looked back)
-flipped from side valves and dip tubes to bottom drain (cut new keggles upside down)
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #15
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I made mine out of bedframes I received for free. It didn't technically 'fail' but I certainly advise against my money saving strategy.
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works fine for me!
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works fine for me!
...and that's all that really matters.
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my biggest fails:

-painted my stand but was using propane. the paint bubbled/peeled badly where it got too hot
-Keggle MLT = massive temp losses. had to rig up some HERMS to get it stable
-i built a TALL stand so my keggles would store inside it when not in use. that was a waste of time and cut it down this year to be lower/easier to use.
-i went with propane, but then migrated to electric (and never looked back)
-flipped from side valves and dip tubes to bottom drain (cut new keggles upside down)
Now that's what I'm talking about. If you would have known... how much $ would you have saved!??!
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here is mine

works fine for me!
Way nicer than my current set up... (see above)
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Now that's what I'm talking about. If you would have known... how much $ would you have saved!??!
i try not to think about it.

the biggest part has been the new keggles.
new fittings for new keggles $50
new false bottom $100
all my propane gear now sits unused (2 burners + manifold + hoses + etc)

the HERMS was easy since i had an IC already (which i've now switched to a cfc, more $$$ )

cutting the stand down didn't cost me anything, but it took a lot of TIME.
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i try not to think about it.

the biggest part has been the new keggles.
new fittings for new keggles $50
new false bottom $100
all my propane gear now sits unused (2 burners + manifold + hoses + etc)

the HERMS was easy since i had an IC already (which i've now switched to a cfc, more $$$ )

cutting the stand down didn't cost me anything, but it took a lot of TIME.
For me time is money! With 4 kids now time is premium.... I'm going propane herms . Using uni-strut to build my stand I hope my system can grow/ change as my skills & $ change.


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