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Old 10-19-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
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Ok this has been a ten month plus project. I'm still not done, but I got it to the point of being able to do batches.


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Old 10-19-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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Some more pics and I will take some more pics to day.


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Again still under construction. The Primary/Conditioning room is done. I'll be controlling my AC with the BCS in less then a month. I also want to put a temp probe in each of the primary's to monitor temps while fermenting.
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Looking great! I'm jealous of that sink. I end up doing a lot of cleaning in an old fiberglass utility sink in the basement. I always have to be careful to rinse well and sanitize in other containers.
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I have a cool sink. I mean, a REALLY cool sink.. complete with a 60+ year history from the family I bought it from.




But yeah... I have total sink envy. Bast*rd.

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What are you doing about the door being blocked by the sink? And the light fixture against the drywall - that's super easy to fix: just bump the fixture out on a 2X4.
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Ok this has been a ten month plus project. I'm still not done, but I got it to the point of being able to do batches.
looks like a door relocation, or angle the sink and build storage cabinets behind it. cool project! Im officially jealous
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Yep there is still things to be done. The light needs mounted and the door is going to swing out so we still have to re-install for that. The table is completely movable, but its were its going to stay. I need to add a strip of some thing on the front of the Primary stand, strap down the propane tank to the wall...clean and organize build shelf's just a lot of little stuff.
Thanks for the compliments on the sink. It wasn't cheep, but after using it a couple times....I will never wash my carboys, pots....what ever in the kitchen sink or bathtub again!!!
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I like the conicals in a shelf idea. Hadn't thought of that. Looks really tidey that way. Not to mention,being easier to draw off the trub.
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Thanks Unionrdr,
When I was building the F&C room I really had no idea how I was going to hold up the 500lb. So we put 2x4 on the two sides and across the back then put the angled 2x4's to make it easier to get to the ball valves. I tell ya those BV's are bad ass and I recommend them to any one. I thought my threads were 2" but were 1.5" and so I ended up needing to get reducers. The thing is 2" BV's have a 1.5" through port which is the same size as the conical. The reducers are only $1.50 and they are the same material as the BV's. Which is all food grade. They weren't sure of the maximum temps to be used, but they were being used by many food applications. My only problem now is how am I going to get my wort from boil kettle to primary. Were thinking maybe a 12' section of the silicone tubing and pump it from the kettle through the filter in to the primary. The lid opening is about 4.5'+- high.


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