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Old 03-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Default Home Super Brewery Build: Hybrid Electric/Gas 3BBL Build

Inspired by the fantastically overblown Bluto555, PsychoBrew 4 Kettle systems, and a 2BBL Stout electric system I was lucky enough to brew on. I had several design goals for this including small footprint (relatively speaking), portable (sort of), Hybrid heating capability, capability of outputting anything from 20G - 80+gallons per brew day. I have a fantastic wife who is a saint and with all of our activities with our 4 kids I am lucky to have one brew day per month. I want to MAXIMIZE that brew day. I love automation and will automate wherever I can in this build! The foundation for this is two 200L Glacier tanks kettles that I purchased used and had new false bottoms fabricated for to leverage as Mash Tuns. A Fellow homebrewtalk member: Hampdenbrewing is providing the two 200L Boil/Whirlpool Kettles. A Tankless water heater will provide strike/sparge water. Each kettle will sit on a mobile 2'x2' stainless stand. I also ordered 2 Glacier Tanks 60G unitank fermenters that can be both ferms and brights that should be delivered in another month. I will document my build on this thread.


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Old 03-28-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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Stop with the joking - this isn't a homebrew set up - you're starting a nanobrewery with out telling SWMBO.


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Stop with the joking - this isn't a homebrew set up - you're starting a nanobrewery with out telling SWMBO.
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Here are two of the stands, already coming together nicely!
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i feel strangely aroused...
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I like where this thread is going!
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did someone say automation?


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Rolling with a 4 element, 100 amp kit from ebrewsupply. I already had a BCS462 kicking around.....
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So is this going to be hacked together like that keg washer contraption you had from a few weeks ago?

You're cutting into my brewing time as I'm spending most waking moments living vicariously through your stainless dream world...

Keep up the good work you hack, you!
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So is this going to be hacked together like that keg washer contraption you had from a few weeks ago?

You're cutting into my brewing time as I'm spending most waking moments living vicariously through your stainless dream world...

Keep up the good work you hack, you!
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