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Old 02-12-2013, 12:45 AM   #1
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Default My two tier brew stand build

So there have been a lot of these threads so I'll keep it short and post pics. I'll also post the cut list in case anyone wants to copy this. I had Alro, the metal supplier cut everything to length, it was cheap and saved me a ton of time. The tubing is 1-15/16 not sure about the gauge, 16 I think. The bill at Alro was just over $100 but the guy gave me a good deal.

2x 60"
2x 40"
2x 20"
2x 8-3/4
4x 30-3/4
9x 12-1/2 (for the width, and I got too many)

As of now the sides are welded and the cross pieces are tacked in place. The 12-1/2 width is a little too wide for the kegs to sit comfortably. I think I am going to get some 1 inch tubing and put them about 11-14" apart for each keg to sit more stable. So comments and suggestions are welcome.


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Old 02-12-2013, 02:17 AM   #2
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So I'm still new to home brewing. What's the deal with two tiers? I don't see the point of having this. What is I used for?


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Old 02-12-2013, 02:21 AM   #3
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So that Gravity does some of the work for you.

Lifting a full keg sucks quite a bit.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:28 AM   #4
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So that Gravity does some of the work for you.

Lifting a full keg sucks quite a bit.
I guess that makes since.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:01 AM   #5
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So I'm still new to home brewing. What's the deal with two tiers? I don't see the point of having this. What is I used for?
One thing is the ability to fly sparge using one pump. While gravity slowly drains wort from the mash tun into the kettle you slowly pump sparge water from the hot liquor tank into the mash tun.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:44 PM   #6
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Yup cracked has it right.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:07 PM   #7
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More progress.
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More progress. Got the plumbing mostly done. Made a sheet metal bracket to mount the ignitor. The electric ignitor is proving to be a little tempermental. I think I need to ground the burners to the stand better and get the paint off them where I want them to spark. One thing I found, I bought the second high pressure burner from amazon, and it didn't come with an orfice, so I have to order that from bayou classic and pay 6 dollars to ship a 3 dollar part.

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Finally got to use this thing. Worked great, efficiency was a little low, 75% but not too bad. I was surprised to see the pumo a little tough to prime when pumping from the kettle even thougb the pump was below it. I had to put the pump on the ground to get it to prime.
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Finally got to use this thing. Worked great, efficiency was a little low, 75% but not too bad. I was surprised to see the pumo a little tough to prime when pumping from the kettle even thougb the pump was below it. I had to put the pump on the ground to get it to prime.
nice set up I frickin dig your DIY conical fermenter. Where can I get a stainless steel cone like that to weld onto a keg as you did?


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