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Old 01-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #401
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I made it. Home depot only sells 50' or 60'. The 50' is $50.00. The 60' is $100.00!
I wanted at least 60' so I bought 2 50's and spliced them together with a compression fitting to make a 75'.

I used the leftovers to make a whirlpool section and 3 vertical supports tied on with copper wire.

If I did it again I would have soldered the tubing splice.


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Old 01-14-2013, 07:49 PM   #402
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After a few years working with the scrap wood tiered system, I finally was gifted some gift certificates for my local HB shop. I decided to pick up a pump and it was all downhill from there.

Now being the cheap b*sturd that I am, I decided to use the extra/scrap wood I had sitting around the garage. 2 days worth of work and below is my new single-tier system:




The heat shields are built out of old metal shelves that were in the attic when I bought the house. I did have to spend $2 on some L brackets to make sure the shelves stay upright, but the rest cost me nothing (other than the pump). I brewed a batch of Irish red 2 weeks ago and it performed flawlessly. I just have to coat it with some paint (for looks only) and figure where I want to secure the surge protector that serves as my pump switch.


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I built a modular system. For easy storage as well as being able to wheel the boil kettle over to my outlet so that I can drain beer from the garage to the basement.

All set up:


Nicely stored away:
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I built a modular system. For easy storage as well as being able to wheel the boil kettle over to my outlet so that I can drain beer from the garage to the basement.

All set up:

Nicely stored away:
This looks a lot like my setup but is modular.

Drain the boil kettle from the garage to basement?! Brilliant! You have to post a pic of that! You should put an aerator inline so while the wort flows to the basement it is aerated on the way.
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You should put an aerator inline so while the wort flows to the basement it is aerated on the way.
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Here is a potential setup for a poor man's electric build:



Step one: cut pallet in half
Step two: put kegs on pallet

Simple as that and I haven't seen this done. It seems like it would be a tight squeeze but nothing beats free
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After a few years working with the scrap wood tiered system, I finally was gifted some gift certificates for my local HB shop. I decided to pick up a pump and it was all downhill from there.

Now being the cheap b*sturd that I am, I decided to use the extra/scrap wood I had sitting around the garage. 2 days worth of work and below is my new single-tier system:
Just out of curiosity, why do you have your pump running from the lauter tun to the boil kettle? I'm bored at work and for some odd reason, it's bugging me! I've gotta know!
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Well here's my first post to the forum. I've been brewing mead and beer kits for a few years and finally took the plunge to go all grain. My brothers and I built this and I did the measurements specific to my equipment, so the "all gravity" works great. Did my first batch last night and all went well til the water hose froze up during the last 15 min of boil so I had nothing to hook my chiller to. Nothing like hauling a huge pot of boiling hot wort up stairs thru the house!

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Hey Jackle...

Dunno where you're at, but if it's cold enough to freeze your water line, just leave the pot out in the coooooold air to chill...snowbank works too! It's what I gotta do in northern Minnesota if I want to do a full boil. Hauling 5 Gals of HOT wort (40#) plus weight of the kettle = disaster waiting to happen!! I did it (hauled wort to kitchen in winter) a couple of times b4 deciding to use Mama Nature to chill in winter. MUCH easier on the back too.

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