Time to build the brew hut! Any ideas? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > Time to build the brew hut! Any ideas?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-26-2007, 10:09 PM   #1
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,912
Liked 338 Times on 169 Posts



Ok,

SWMBO has issued the ultimatum. I HAVE to build a brew hut and clear out all my stuff from the garage, kitchen, & living room.

I'm looking for ideas & help. Here are my wants in the brew hut.

I've got about 15' w x20' L to work with in the front yard. I want room for a poker table & bar, two chest freezers & a fridge. I want a cold storage room too.

I also want to brew rain, snow, shine, hot or cold.

I'm going to build this myself and post pics in a new thread for the DIY section.

SWMBO wants it needs to look like this.





This will be a work in progress, so let the ideas begin!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
Orfy
For the love of beer!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Orfy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2005
Cheshire, England
Posts: 11,732
Liked 94 Times on 62 Posts


Are you laying a slap?

Do you have a decent budget?
If so I'd build from prefab components. Plenty of good options on the market.
All pre insulated.
__________________
GET THE GOBLIN
Have a beer on me.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 10:22 PM   #3
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 2,998
Liked 29 Times on 21 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by orfy
Are you laying a slap?

Do you have a decent budget?
If so I'd build from prefab components. Plenty of good options on the market.
All pre insulated.
What's laying a slap mean? Not being a smartass, I just want to know. Hope to build my own brewhut someday.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 10:30 PM   #4
McKBrew
 
McKBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2006
Hayden, Idaho
Posts: 8,204
Liked 35 Times on 30 Posts


I think he meant to type slab.

Wish I were in a financial postition where my SWMBO could order me to build a brewhouse.....
__________________
Make Beer, Not War.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 10:30 PM   #5
shafferpilot
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
shafferpilot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Cincinnati OH
Posts: 1,579
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts


I couldn't agree more. There are tons of prefab sheds out there, and you really can't save money doing it yourself especially with the extra time invested. How about used central air components for the chill room, after it's assembled it doesn't cost much to have a service come out and fill the freon (I saved a ton when I replaced my home's A/C by myself. there was a leak, so I didn't even have to get anyone to evacuate it before I started). Ask yourself if you really want a service bar, or just a serving and drinking area which could be smaller, giving you more room for the brewing area. Otherwise make the bar include fold out shelves and such to make racking and bottling easier. Design racks for empty carboys, buckets, etc. I guess I'm saying make things adaptable to the different things youll be doing in there instead of completely separating areas. arrange exact plans for electricity water and sewage before you start..... That's all the ideas i have at the moment.

BTW I'm jealous
__________________
A great man knows that he knows NOTHING

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 10:56 PM   #6
BlindLemonLars
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Posts: 4,474
Liked 26 Times on 24 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by EdWort
I'm looking for ideas & help. Here are my wants in the brew hut.

I've got about 15' w x20' L to work with in the front yard. I want room for a poker table & bar, two chest freezers & a fridge. I want a cold storage room too.

This will be a work in progress, so let the ideas begin!
Before finalizing your plans, I think you should do a preliminary build in another location. Just to work the ergonomics out, and make sure the water, drains, electrical, gas hookups, etc are placed correctly. After all, you'll be using this space for many years, so you want to get it right.

Come to think of it, I happen to have a 15' x 20' spot open in the backyard. When shall I expect you?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 10:58 PM   #7
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,912
Liked 338 Times on 169 Posts


I'm not laying a slab. It'll be pier & beam (no permit needed then). I can't get a pre-fab unit the size I want where I want without cutting down some Live Oaks, so I'm looking at building it myself.

Good thought on the service bar. I want taps coming through the wall of the cold room with perhaps a 36" wide nook for a bar.

My budget is $4K so far.

No sewage needed. I'm putting in a french drain just for the sink when I rinsing kegs & carboys.

Fold out shelves sound good as well as racks for carboys & cornies.

I'm not a carpenter, but I'll be buying some books at Lowe's this weekend.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 11:00 PM   #8
JustDave
 
JustDave's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Mass.
Posts: 1,080
Liked 17 Times on 12 Posts


I'm not sure about brewhuts, but I'm pretty sure the first step is to buy SWMBO something very nice.

Have you checked out Jamil Z's brewshed? There isn't a ton of info on there, but it can give you a little more on the dimensions he has, the AC, etc.

Good luck!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 11:12 PM   #9
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,792
Liked 132 Times on 99 Posts


This is not quite 1/2 of my back yard.

I wouldn't know where to put a brewhut since there's already a single car garage back there....
Click image for larger version

Name:	P6100391-000.jpg
Views:	1263
Size:	72.4 KB
ID:	3115  
__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2007, 11:13 PM   #10
EdWort
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
EdWort's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2006
Bee Cave, Texas
Posts: 11,912
Liked 338 Times on 169 Posts


I've seen Jamil's shed, thanks. He's part of the inspriation for a cold room, along with John Beere.

SWMBO will be getting a kitchen remodel in our old house some time in Spring and there's no way she'll let me brew in there once that's done.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my brew rig build nicksteck Brew Stands 167 11-25-2012 03:54 AM
Price to build the Brew Magic Brew system! vanwolfhausen Equipment/Sanitation 14 11-24-2010 06:01 PM
Brew Stand - Build yourself or get someone else to build? Stevorino Equipment/Sanitation 36 12-23-2009 05:53 PM
Build that Brew! newrbrewer Recipes/Ingredients 1 09-17-2009 04:57 PM
Time to build a Mash Tun Panzermann All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 25 03-05-2009 07:01 PM


Forum Jump