So my buddy and I were sitting around trying to think of a fun way to do a brew stand. Here are some mock-ups of what we came up with. (My buddy is a drafter). I am looking to start construction after the new year and have it finished by the end of February. I will update with many pictures as we progress.
The top is concrete and the rest of the stand is obviously wood. I love the look of some of the "higher-end" wooden brew stands I have seen on here, but didn't want to just simply place burner stands on top of wood. And yes, even though the chances are slim to none, I don't want to start any fires in my new house.
I am choosing to install three burners, just in case. I know it is unnecessary with my setup, but it would be difficult to undo concrete and I thought, "What the hell?". I have three bayou 15.5 gallon pots, one hot liquor tank, one mash tun, and one brew kettle. I would purchase three pumps and install them on the front of the stand. Propane tank would hang off the right side.
The concrete will be stablized with chicken wire and/or rebar. We will mold the concrete top first and then build the rest of the stand based on that. The legs are 4x4s, support is 2x4s. The pictures don't show it, but we'll bolt the 2x4s to the 4x4 obviously. I plan on staining the wood an espresso color and the concrete either black or a copper color - haven't decided yet. The stand will be 6ft wide, 2.5ft deep, and 3ft high. The holes for the burners will be 12in.
I didn't get a basement when we purchased our house last month, so my garage is going to be the Mancave. It will include a brew stand, work bench, bar, kegorator, and commercial mop sink (I have a hook up in there, thought it would be handy for brewing).
So that's pretty much that. Judgement, questions, criticism, laughter, or advice is welcomed
Disclaimer: I am somewhat of a newb at this. Only been brewing for 1.5 years and the majority of that was extract. And, I have not been able to brew in about 4 months because we just moved
So any advice is appreciated.