Show Me Your Wood Brew Sculpture/Rig - Page 5 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Brew Stands > Show Me Your Wood Brew Sculpture/Rig

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-02-2008, 04:58 PM   #41
twst1up
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
west by god
Posts: 244
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


SIB57: ghetto indeed....but still way cool. As long as it does what you need it to do
__________________
you can take the boy outta New Jersey...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2008, 06:58 PM   #42
FSR402
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
FSR402's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Jenison, MI
Posts: 2,826
Liked 25 Times on 19 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ScubaSteve View Post
Nice rig! How's that insulation working for you? Any scorching?
It works fine on the HLT but when I had the kettle burner kicking I had to pull it off because it was starting to fire up.
__________________
TWO FISTED BREWING CO.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_cad View Post
Its nice when you and your friends have comparable equipment.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walker-san View Post
some people will tap anything that has a hole.
Buy Two Fisted Brewing gear

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2008, 11:50 PM   #43
chadwataylor
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Oakland, CA
Posts: 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by twst1up View Post
yeah, this is def what i'm havin' in mind....looks cool
Sorry to have lagged getting back on this thread.

I don't have any other pictures here at work and the home computer is a bit under the weather right now. I'll be sure to post some more later. The idea for the rig actually came from photos of Scubasteve's from HBT. There are a couple of images of a recent brewday here.

The insulation doesn't have any problems with scorching b/c there is no burner under that container (the MLT). It has a bit of a non-standard layout, the middle kettle is the HLT with the MLT on the right and the boil kettle on the left. Doesn't really matter where they are when you are pumping your liquids everywhere!

It took quite a while to get everything together and built up and I learned a lot along the way, if anyone wants more info or a simple diagram let me know.

Cheers

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2008, 10:35 PM   #44
drez77
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Palmer MA
Posts: 414
Liked 16 Times on 14 Posts


Here is my single tier all electric stand.


Still need to mount the water filter and shorten the hoses.

Mike

cjever19 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 01:10 AM   #45
TwoHeadsBrewing
 
TwoHeadsBrewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Chico, CA
Posts: 3,924
Liked 39 Times on 36 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by drez77 View Post
Here is my single tier all electric stand.


Still need to mount the water filter and shorten the hoses.

Mike
Question for ya: Whats the small red and white cooler for? And what is the small SS bucket thing on the right end of the stand for?
__________________

Fermenting: ESB
Kegged: Extra IPA, Brown Ale, American Wheat, Blackheart Stout
Coming Up: Dunkleweizen, 3C Pale Ale


DIY Fermentation Chamber
More Brew Stuff

indianajns Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 01:35 AM   #46
ben_j8mmin
 
ben_j8mmin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Posts: 104
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


the SS thing is prob a hop back

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 01:52 AM   #47
drez77
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Palmer MA
Posts: 414
Liked 16 Times on 14 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoHeadsBrewing View Post
Question for ya: Whats the small red and white cooler for? And what is the small SS bucket thing on the right end of the stand for?

The SS canister is my hop-back. There are more pictures of under the Hopback 101 thread. The red cooler is my heat exchanger for my HERMS. I did not want to have my heat exchanger inside my HLT so instead I put a 1500 watt element inside a 2 gallon cooler. I also have inside there a coil of 1/2 copper. This allows me to adjust the mash temperature or just have it set to maintain a specific temperature. I can preheat the cooler and it is able to raise the temperature pretty fast.

Any more questions please ask.

Mike

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 01:57 AM   #48
ben_j8mmin
 
ben_j8mmin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Posts: 104
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


love to see the details (guts) on that!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 02:04 AM   #49
drez77
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Palmer MA
Posts: 414
Liked 16 Times on 14 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ben_j8mmin View Post
love to see the details (guts) on that!!
Here you go!







The tee you can see(in the first picture I posted) has a thermocouple on the top that extends 6" down. The wort is pumped through the coil comes out and hits the thermocouple before entering back into the MLT. If the temperature is at or greater than the set point (love TS controller) the element turns off but the wort continues to recirculate the entire time. this sets the grain bed for me and allows me to have crystal clear wort head to the boil kettle. I have done 4 or 5 brews on this since I finished it and I love it.

2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 06:20 PM   #50
ben_j8mmin
 
ben_j8mmin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
Posts: 104
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


thanks

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Show us your sculpture or brew rig Onescalerguy Brew Stands 4012 12-08-2016 10:33 PM
My new brew sculpture Lil' Sparky All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 28 04-04-2016 07:26 PM
First all grain brew (with amazing brew sculpture pic) alpo All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 15 02-14-2016 03:32 AM
brew sculpture? beerme Equipment/Sanitation 10 09-18-2013 02:40 AM
Brew Sculpture ? lpdean Equipment/Sanitation 13 05-13-2009 11:40 AM


Forum Jump