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Old 04-19-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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Default First day with my ghettotastic rig

I finshed my wood-based 3 tier a couple of weekends ago, but due to being sick and the weather not cooperating, today was the first time I got to use it

I'm draining a Belgin Wit right now, and a Pale Ale is up next (already mashed-in on that one, just waiting for the boil-pot to be cleared and cleaned.)



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Old 04-19-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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It's not the prettiest rig I've seen, but it appears to be highly functional! Everything you need within reach, nice job.

I'm still brewing primitive...lifting, schlepping, pouring, etc. I wish I had the room to store a sculpture of some sort. My garage is already bursting at the seams.


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Old 04-19-2008, 05:18 PM   #3
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have you thought about adding a cross brace in the middle of your 2x4's running length wise? It looks like thery're bowing already. Woulnd't want all the hot wort collapsing on you
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:18 PM   #4
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Exactly what I was going for, function over form (and pretty cheap too.) It ain't pretty, but it does work

Although, I do need a pump now. The CFC drains too slowly in this setup (before I had a larger drop for the CFC and it drained faster) Oh, darn, have to buy more stuff.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:20 PM   #5
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have you thought about adding a cross brace in the middle of your 2x4's running length wise? It looks like thery're bowing already. Woulnd't want all the hot wort collapsing on you
Might not be a bad idea. I stressed tested it by jumping on it (and I"m a big guy 300+) so I figured it'd probably be pretty safe, but it might make sense to add some more bracing.
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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have you thought about adding a cross brace in the middle of your 2x4's running length wise? It looks like thery're bowing already. Woulnd't want all the hot wort collapsing on you
I thought that as well...one could probably pre-camber it a bit before fixing the cross brace in place.

Or, just add two more casters in the middle.

Is the CFC homemade?
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:33 PM   #7
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No I bought the CFC from somewhere (I forget where now) a while ago. They were having a sale at the time I got it pretty cheap (cheaper than I could build it at the time)
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Old 04-19-2008, 05:38 PM   #8
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Nice.

Where does granny sit?

*Cues banjo music*


A little shoring up and it'll be fine.
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Needs cup holders and seatbelts
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It's not the prettiest rig I've seen, but it appears to be highly functional! Everything you need within reach, nice job.

I'm still brewing primitive...lifting, schlepping, pouring, etc. I wish I had the room to store a sculpture of some sort. My garage is already bursting at the seams.
Me too. I'm still working on my AG chops. FSo far, I haven't had a problem with schlepping wort. Remember, it's a Lauter Grant, not a bucket.


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