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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.



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.



Which led to these on one druken night in April:



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.



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



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.



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



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

 

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.
 

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Thanks! I love picture books!!

Looks like you're progressing great!!
 

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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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