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Old 01-27-2009, 05:37 PM   #31
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This is a very well thought out build. Nice work!! I am very impressed. I dont think my build will be quite as nice but hopefully it will make some great beer.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:35 AM   #32
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This is a very well thought out build. Nice work!! I am very impressed. I dont think my build will be quite as nice but hopefully it will make some great beer.
Thanks for the kind words. With some planning, I'm sure you will be able to build a great stand.

Also, just in case anyone is interested, I added another link to photos with some enhancements and "fixes" we've made to the stand since the original build was complete. Hopefully they will help anyone looking to make a similar design.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/brut...69/#post763614

 
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:44 AM   #33
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Nice looking stand but I do not understand why the frame material is such large material unless it's a dual purpose stand to hold up 20 yard dump trucks fully loaded?
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:25 PM   #34
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Nice looking stand but I do not understand why the frame material is such large material unless it's a dual purpose stand to hold up 20 yard dump trucks fully loaded?
The original design was based off the Brutus 10 (Home of Brutus Ten!) so I used the same 2" x 2" X .120 wall stainless steel. Yes, it may be overkill, but I'd rather err on the side of caution when 100+ lbs of boiling water and grain are suspended in front of me. It I happen to need a stand to support my truck while I change the oil, I also have it.

 
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:59 PM   #35
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that chevy in the background is beautiful just as she is. Don't go changing it! I love a well worn truck.
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:02 PM   #36
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I like the Tippy Dump. Good thinking. How has it worked out? Do you think it would work with a Keggel. I'm wondering about the extra height.

 
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:36 PM   #37
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I like the Tippy Dump. Good thinking. How has it worked out? Do you think it would work with a Keggel. I'm wondering about the extra height.
The tippy dump is definitely nice to have. It makes cleaning out the spent grain a little easier. It's also nice to have when trying to drain the last bit of liquid out of the pot.

It should work on a converted keg. You'd just have to use taller supports and a deeper basket. For safety purposes, the fulcrum of the tippy dump should be near the middle of the pot. Since a converted keg is taller than the kettles I used, a tippy dump might be even more useful. I'd think it would be harder to reach the bottom of a converted keg.

 
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:54 PM   #38
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Unbelievable the amount of planning and work you put into this but it shows. I'm with a lot of others that I'll be taking some lessons and ideas away from your system. Thanks!

I was wondering where you got the convoluted copper or how you made it? Looks like a great way to heat the mash or cool wort.

 
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:24 PM   #39
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Thanks for the kind words. I've probably done 10 brews on it so far, and I've made a few minor tweaks, but overall, I've been very pleased with the stand.

The heat exchanger came from MoreBeer:
Convoluted Copper Heat Exchanger | MoreBeer

It's not cheap, but it definitely works nicely. They also sell the convoluted copper in a roll, but it's only $5 cheaper than the heat exchanger. I looked for other companies that sold the copper online, but didn't have much luck finding other options.

 
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Old 02-24-2009, 11:03 PM   #40
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you can convolute your own with a rubber mallet and some patience.
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