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Old 09-02-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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Now I just need to make a plan and convince my uncle to help me with the welding...

I was walking my dog this morning and found this sitting in front of my neighbors house. It was a bunkbed, and looks VERY salvagable for brewstand capabilities. Propane tank is included for sizing purposes. It measures 75" long, 35" wide, and 47" to the top of the endposts. The crossbeams sit at 13" and 44"


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Old 09-02-2008, 08:31 PM   #2
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Excellent find! Hope your uncle drinks beer.
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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I'm thinking of a design similar to this one...
or This one

Anyone want to chime in with thoughts or concerns?
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Old 09-03-2008, 03:15 PM   #4
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Without any welding help, you could still make it less deep by cutting it down the long centerling and overlapping the angle (secure with bolts).
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Old 09-04-2008, 03:21 AM   #5
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Never thought of that, that could make it less wide and less long....nice tip!
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:36 AM   #6
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I think that this plan, stolen from another brewer on this site, is going to be the option that I lean towards. A bit of tweaking perhaps, but this general plan.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:18 PM   #7
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I always liked the idea of an integrated "chilling unit"...kinda like the chill wizard from Sabco. You could do something like that with an all-copper cfc and it would kick ass.

 
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While that may certainly be one of the coolest pieces of equipment I have ever seen...it's $795 dollars. I have a 50' immersion chiller, and may be aquiring two small stainless steel coils. If I do get them, I will probably make one into a cfc and keep one to either make a prechiller or a heat exchanger. Or sell one. To help pay for brewstand stuff, of course. But for right now, I like my IC. I'm thinking one day of hooking up a sweet whirlpool system "ala Jamil". I'm still a few pieces of steel short on my planned construction, but I'd like to get started as soon as possible.
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