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Old 09-12-2013, 09:54 PM   #1
Dec 2010
McMinnville, Oregon
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Well, i'm officially moving in about a week and a half to a place where i can actually have my brew stand out and usable again!

So before, i had everything in an old tool box from my dad... that way it's portable, i can put it on a table and start brewing (since i was in an apartment, thats how i did it)

Which is where this was born!

Which worked, but now that i'm able to use this again (nix out the propane burners).

So i wanted something that i could attach to the brew stand and look a bit nicer. So after $12 or so bucks, i got a new box and went to work today at "work" and about 3 hours later, i have this! (not that i'm lazy at work... i work in the IT field at a help desk... so i don't really work unless the phone rings.... at least today was that kinda day)

And yes... the SSRs did get a bit melty... in the other setup, it got hot as hell in there one hot day, with the sun beaming down on the tool box.. so i usually just left the top open, but now at least i have the heatsinks outside, so hopefully that'll help while i wait for a fan.

Don't mind how "straight" the "on/off" labels are.... going to fix them, i just don't have a pair of plyers at work to tighten those nuts.

Oh yeah. Instead of paying a ton of money for an actual enclosure of the same size, i just opted for trying a "cash box" which ended up working beautifully for this! the PID rests just above the back of the box as well.

Coming up Cream ale
Primary Milk the funk berlinerweisse with saison yeast - Blonde
Kegged Heff/saison yeast split
240v - 4500w electric two tier

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Old 09-13-2013, 03:42 PM   #2
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Joliet, IL
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Looks pretty good, but I sure hope you have a spare SSR on hand for when your melty SSRs crap out on you.

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