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Old 04-24-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
abrew2u
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I'm beginning to build my brewstand with 3 converted keggles and was wondering how high I should make the stand off the ground



 
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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If they're all at the same height, using a pump or 2, then literally it depends on how tall you are, and how tall the tallest kettle is. You'll want to be able to see and work easily into your mash tun and kettle while standing on the ground without a step stool. My stand is a gravity system, and the kettle is on the burner that sits on the ground. I started there. There are no set rules.



 
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:17 PM   #3
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For Gravity brewing it is important to have the outlet of the HLT to be above the mash tun, and the boil kettle to be below the mash tun outlet. In the picture below all the equipment is stepped down. The ceiling (of my garage) is the top rectangular rendition of a ceiling. The HLT is at the top. I have a table holding the mash tun and the kettle is sitting on the floor of my breezeway. The carboy is on the floor of my garage. All works on gravity except when I have to lift the hot liquids up to the ceiling and table.

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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It's gonna be single tier with 2 pumps 3 Keggles and powered by propane

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:21 PM   #5
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Will you control it via PID or manually?

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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That sounds pretty sweet. Just figure out a good working height. Account for tallest kettle, and also factor in some wheels. You gotta be able to move it easily. That'll be fun to build.

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:02 PM   #7
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Sounds just like mine that I am having built in Lockport right now, the height I settled on was 24" before the casters.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:54 PM   #8
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Going to be controlled manually for now may eventually go electric

 
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #9
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The first and foremost part is how high do you want it. I am 6'2". My kegs fit in the brew stand when the day is done. You are only limited by your imagination.

 
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:08 AM   #10
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I was thinking 24 inches for the base or do you think this is too low ?



 
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