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Old 01-20-2009, 11:05 PM   #1
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I looking into building a half barrel brewing system. I love the idea of a Brutus type system (for outdoors/garage) but was thinking about something like the Brew Tree all electric system to keep things indoor safe.

Lets see what has been built that is indoor safe with a half barrel capacity. Please include a explanation of how your system operates along with system requirements.

Here is a link to some heating elements
Immersion Electric Hot Water Heating Elements and Coils

 
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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My RIMs is safe with a window or 3 open. And just to make sure, I post a canary.

 
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:51 AM   #3
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You guys must be single.

 
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:40 AM   #4
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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I just could not see myself brewing inside my house. The steam coming off it wouls soak everything. More power to those that do though.
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I just could not see myself brewing inside my house. The steam coming off it wouls soak everything. More power to those that do though.
I'm worried about this as well, that's why I am putting a vented range hood over the HLT and brewpot and ducting it outside.

My system is electric (Getting there...) but only 10 gal capacity as I use converted kegs.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:01 PM   #7
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This would never fly at my house. But it would be funny to see her come home, and me yell "Surprise!"

 
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Here is a link to some heating elements
Immersion Electric Hot Water Heating Elements and Coils
I don't understand the idea of posting this link. Most likely the people you're asking to post indoor systems, already have them if needed.
Here is a link to some hot dog buns.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:08 PM   #9
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The pics above are probably not considered a "safe" system. At a minimum, you want some way to evacuate the steam and fumes as well as bring in fresh air. 2 blower fans, 2 CO monitors, a hood, and a waterproof floor would be a good start.....as well as a fire extinguisher!

I live in Chicago, and believe me....I'd LOVE an indoor system.....but really, I still think it's easier to throw on some Carhartts, rubber boots, and a jacket and brew in 5F weather than it is to worry about burning the house down or taking an involuntary nap on the floor........

 
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:46 PM   #10
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I don't understand the idea of posting this link. Most likely the people you're asking to post indoor systems, already have them if needed.
Here is a link to some hot dog buns.

OOOHHHH! That's the ones I like! How did you know? What were we talking about?
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