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Old 02-12-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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I spent many hours looking at all of the builds on the forum and decided to dip my toes into the build pool. I wanted to start off basic and cheap, knowing that down the road I will take it 5 steps beyond. This project involved $20 in wood (8-2x4 studs), $20 in paint (primer and flat black exterior paint), $10 in casters, and scrap plywood I had left over from remodel projects. I left the studs on the top tier tall in cast I wanted to put some type of guard for my pot, but I don't think I'll need to. I have high temp paint for spots near the flame, but it hasn't been necessary so far. Now I need to add a 5th tap to the kegerator.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #2
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pictures or it never happened...
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #3
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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Nice! Now you could add some slide out shelves for a grain mill, scale, etc.

BTW- I usually see all wood or all metal structures. Did you consider using metal under and over the parts near burners and wood for everything else?

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:37 PM   #5
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I have some metal flashing I may add if the heat affects the wood, but so far everything seems to be good.

 
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:01 PM   #6
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nice man! wish i had the room for a proper setup.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:22 PM   #7
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Nice! Looks almost exactly like mine!
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:11 AM   #8
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Very nice!

Ive been tossing around this idea but I am so paranoid about the flame being (in my opinion) so close to the wood, but I see so many people pulling this off with zero issues.

My fryer is so low to the ground it just gets me antsy. I am thinking Ill end up buying 2 newer aka higher off the ground ones and make a build from there.

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:21 PM   #9
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Any chance to get dimensions on yours? It looks exactly what I'd like to put together.

Thanks!

 
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:01 PM   #10
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I started by building the base 24"x72". I put the 4 2x4x96" on one end for the tall shelf, but didn't cut so I can adjust the height for future upgrades (hopefully all electric). Next I measured the height of the top of my boil kettle and made the first shelf a few inches taller. Then I measured the height to the top of the mash tun and put the hlt shelf a few inches higher than that.
It isn't the prettiest with the long 2x4's, but it gives me flexibility down the road. So overall dimensions are 24"w x 72"l x 58"h without the wheels.
Your height will depend on the kettles and mash tun you are using.

 
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