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Old 03-21-2013, 11:40 PM   #21
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Proposed Brewery build of the year.


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Old 03-22-2013, 01:31 AM   #22
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Looks good, can't wait to see the first batch roll out! Given any thought to what that may be?


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Old 03-22-2013, 04:38 PM   #23
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not sure what I'm going to produce out of it first will see... been thinking about doing a Black IPA or a American IPA with a Abbey Ale yeast
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:01 PM   #24
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Default Floor prep

So as part of what I wanted in the build I decided that I needed a curb of sorts so that water, wort, etc. would not get all over the rest of the basement.



So I decided I would use a 2x4 and tile up and over it.


One of the best tools I ever got..works great for fastening into concrete.

As most of you probably know, basement floors are NOT level... Well we can't have that in the brewery space no can we?!?

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2 sacks of self leveling concrete





Primer applied... and yes those are kitty cat tracks in the cement ...lol our cat thought she would inspect the concrete work on the floor drain!!





Self leveling conrete down and spread.. now time to let it do its thing...





After a few minutes it looks pretty level. I did go back and trowel out the section around the floor drain so I can slope my tiles around it when I install them.

Not to bad for a couple hours work this morning...
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:05 AM   #25
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200+ sq ft of tile for the brewerey



Got my sink all assembled so I could locate where the upper brace for the sprayer needs to be.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:13 AM   #26
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Default More ventilation stuff

I followed Kal's example with my hood. To test everything out I used some 1-1/2 inch foam insulation panel to mock up my hood.



Easy enough to work with, the foil backing kind of matches the rest of the stainless in the brewery..



There is the fan attached and in place.



There is the other end of it where it exits the house.



Testing the outlet with the fan on... that thing really puts out some air!!

(side note: My neighbors were probably scratching their heads trying to figure out why I was cutting a hole in the side of my house in the middle of winter!!)



Did add a speed control for the fan... Low the fan barely turns, medium is perfect for mashing .

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:19 AM   #27
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Default 1st wet test


Here is everything pretty much complete as it will be except for the mash tun. I will be replacing it soon.



Recirculating water in the HLT



There it is in action... no leaks. (well except for the fact I got a little anxious and forgot to teflon and tight a few hose barbs on the hoses..)



Kettle about to come to a boil



Hard to see it but the steam is staying in the hood.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:29 PM   #28
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So the big question.......when are you brewing? Looks to me like your a month out still, but I know you work quick so today? ;-)
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:35 PM   #29
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Where and for how much (if you don't mind) did you get that sprayer arm/faucet?
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Colohox I got it here 140.49 free shipping... very nice, not super high quality but for the price... The seller is very good to work with. I had an issue and the resolved almost immediately.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Commerci...item5aeefb7191


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