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Old 10-15-2013, 03:19 AM   #11
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Well there was a delay of a couple days but the strut has been purchased and fittings are ready for assembly. 4 5-ft lengths and 12 1-ft lengths and we'll be golden. I'm still leaning towards renting a cutoff saw from Home Depot; that's just a few too many cuts for a hacksaw for my tastes. ;-)
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:48 AM   #12
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Hey Bughunter...could you possibly send me that SketchUp file? Save it down to SketchUp 8 if you are running a higher version.

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Old 10-15-2013, 10:40 AM   #13
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I just cut my strut yesterday, I used a portaband took around 30 mins to make all the cuts. Very easy very clean and very quiet!

 
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:35 PM   #14
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The stand is cut and built with a little modification, now I've just got to wait for the pumps, burners, and kettles to show up at the end of the month and I'll be good to go
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:52 PM   #15
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Very nice! I am day dreaming of a build very similar to yours. I heard march pumps must be mounted vertically, I guess this isn't the same for chuggers which is good to note. I'd love if you could post your supply list, particularly if you have kept a tally of cost. Cheers on a great looking build.

 
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Old 10-20-2013, 12:17 AM   #16
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I can certainly throw up a price/parts sheet though I've got to warn you the stand isn't that much (about $160) but the rest of the system (vessels, burners, pumps) ended up over $2k since I bought it all and kinda splurged on the vessels since they're "lifer" pieces. The wife knows that this isn't a cheap build and gave her blessings on the endeavor but I'm still not keen on giving her a cost number ;-)

 
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:00 AM   #17
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Damn dude. You go gold plated Blichmann? I'm actually interested to see the rest of the goods now, too.

 
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:56 PM   #18
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Damn dude. You go gold plated Blichmann? I'm actually interested to see the rest of the goods now, too.
I'm actually not a big fan of the Blichmann vessels from a microbial sanitation standpoint. For just a little more than the price point they're selling for I went with an electric-capable 15 gallon setup through Stout Kettles (about $1900 when you factor in $300 in shipping), plus 2 chugger steel pumps, additional tri-clamp connectors to regulate flow, and two burners. Short of an actual professional facility or system like the 3-bbl dream system in another post here on forum this is my for-life dream setup.

 
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:02 PM   #19
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Ahhh I now see how you got that expensive. But you're right,nothing else to buy after that. I dream of something similar one day. I'd like to have the option of 5 or 10 gallon batches. Sorry to hijack.

 
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:09 AM   #20
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Damn dude. You go gold plated Blichmann? I'm actually interested to see the rest of the goods now, too.
  • Vessels and core fittings (Stout Kettles): $2066.66
  • Burners, burner mounts, pumps & additional fittings (Brewer's Hardware): $1088.03
  • Strut Material & Chopsaw rental (local): $85.31
  • Strut Stand Fittings (strutchannelfittings.com): $92.27
Total (+ freight): $3,332.27 See the attached pdf for an sku breakdown. As you can see the frame is done but the rest of the system is purchased and en route for delivery by the end of the month. I'm hoping to have everything set up and ready to brew by my birthday the middle of November.
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