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Old 11-23-2012, 01:51 PM   #2251
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the kettles are raised from the bottom because the MT has a bottom outlet which is very nice instead of having a front port. The BK has a concave bottom to allow the trub to stay out of the fermenter, also very effective.


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Old 11-23-2012, 04:54 PM   #2252
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Here's my setup at the moment. Still debating what I want in a more permanent setup. Snow is coming down in west Michigan today so I'm in the garage.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:13 AM   #2253
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Here's my brew rig. I tried to stay simple and keep away from pumps and valves but as you can see I ended p with a march pump for the plate chiller.
The basic design is from Ken Thornton at Wichita Homebrew Supply. www.txhomebrew.com.
I do my brewing in our pool house so this is designed to work in that environment. The turf tires are handy to get it to my shop a couple hundred feet away for the occasional welding mods and It has casters to maneuver into the closet when I have to make room.
Nothing too fancy or automated and we've managed about a hundred gallons of very good beer so far this year.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:10 PM   #2254
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Where did you get that "Elderly-sized" thermometer? It's awesome.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:09 AM   #2255
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ebay. I wheel the rig just outside the pool house when I brew and can keep an eye on it from inside (at the bar).
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:48 AM   #2256
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Are we just supposed to post the finished product? Super-fast build log style:










Still need to mount the control panel to the side (with a television wall mount) and the pumps (not sure yet), add some pegs for hanging up tubing, add stripper pole...
I almost just got up and went to the store to get a Tocabaga after seeing that, Nice work!
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:58 AM   #2257
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Are we just supposed to post the finished product? Super-fast build log style:










Still need to mount the control panel to the side (with a television wall mount) and the pumps (not sure yet), add some pegs for hanging up tubing, add stripper pole...
Dumb question but is this an electric setup?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:27 PM   #2258
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Dumb question but is this an electric setup?
Yes. You can see the single gang boxes that house the elements at the bottom between the kettles. Looks to be a modification of Kal's electric brewery.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:22 AM   #2259
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Blichmann top tier. March pump, no automation
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:10 AM   #2260
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ebay. I wheel the rig just outside the pool house when I brew and can keep an eye on it from inside (at the bar).

I find that pretty funny, and practical...while some are putting remote sensors and hooking rigs up to wifi to monitor from afar....Whichitalineman simply just chose a big ass dial face...cheers!


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