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BendBrewer

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On January 16th of last year I made my first batch of Home Brew. It was a stove top extract SNPA clone.

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By the 16th of February I had made 5 additional beers on the stove top and added a 2 gallon mash tun as I moved to Partial Mash brews. This led me to moving outdoors.

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Which led to these on one druken night in April:

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So by this time, I am sick of bottling and the SWMBO starts to notice. She hands me the credit card and says, “Go get a keg system.” Got a Keezer built.

Time to step it up to 10 gallon batches with a FlyGuy MLT build.

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Well I got tired of lifting and dumping pretty quickly. Time to use gravity as a brew assistant.

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This lasted about 6 brews and I realized I hated having to drag everything out and set it all up every time I wanted to brew and I needed to make some space in the workshop for another hobby. Time to build the single tier.

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So here I am now. Almost 1 year after beginning this wonderfully addicting hobby. When will it ever stop?

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Thanks for all the tips and for allowing me to share. Cheers!

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cheezydemon3

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Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

I use a 2 pulley system mounted just above my keezer for lifting fermenters and kegs easilly in and out and for syphoning beer into kegs, that saves a lot of lifting as well.
 

JohnnyO

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Thanks! I love picture books!!

Looks like you're progressing great!!
 

maxamuus

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Hey that's a great use of the HBT sticker. Was wondering what to do with it.
 
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