Yes, already have the Conicals with integrated heating/cooling systems...for use with existing IceMaster Max 4. However, I have thought about a separate walk-in, but simply don't have the room.Have you thought about putting a glycol chiller outdoors and skipping the cold room? I've seen pro breweries do it that way. Not sure if you already have your Conicals with jackets or coils...
That would be absolutely awesome. Unfortunately, there is simply far too much rock to make that manageable.Have you thought about buying a used shipping container and burying it below your shed? Use the downstairs "cellar" then for brewing and fermentation and stuff. Naturally cool, and out of light, and if not in use you just shut the door and serve upstairs.
I guess it comes down to the feeling of having no other alternative than to "cram" all the equipment into what seems to be a ridiculously small space. Being limited to no larger than a specific size of structure also limits the layout. When it comes down to it, just being able to "fit" all the equipment into said space and still have it feel comfortable as opposed to having it feel like a storage unit. Hope that makes sense.What is it about the initial drawing you posted that you don't like, or doesn't work? In my day-life, I am an architect, and am willing to throw a few ideas your way (more mind-time than drawing-time, if you will...) but I'd have more questions in order to figure out the puzzle...
I've always found it interesting in how perspective plays a part in the multitude viewing the same thing. Right now, the rig is in the garage, occupying part of a single wall, and there's not enough room. As soon as I thought about the brew shed, I thought I wish I could build it to 16' x 24' so as to be both a brew shed and a really cool pub shed....this space looks ridiculously big...
So, as far as "NEED" goes, no. I don't need a CLT. And, along those lines, I also don't need a brew shed. However, I use the glycol chiller to chill the CLT water (via HERMS coil), then the CLT water to chill the BK (via CFC). This way there's no massive pull on the chiller trying to chill the BK directly.Do you really need a cold liquor tank?
Yes, all my fermenters have casters and I have keg dollies for the kegs (as well as spacers to stack them).Adding casters in the fermenters as well as creating/buying some bases with wheels for the kegs to make sure you go easy on your back when moving stuff around might not be a bad idea.
Yes, I have a wire rack that will go in the walk-in, but forgot to put it on the drawing.Put some shelves in there as well for hop/yeast and other things you need to keep cooled.
I actually love being the "host with the most" and if that means I'm the bartender and/or the server and/or taking special orders for kegs of beer, and/or providing brewing lessons and/or whatever else might be needed, well, then to quote one of my favorite actors in one of my favorite movies, "I'm the Dude."This is totally personal preference but I don’t like to feel like I am a server in a bar when I have people for a party.
Yup. Once I start the build, I'll be documenting it all every step of the way.Just don't forget to update us in the process.
Yeah I ran into a wall when I wanted to build mine. Had to pay $100 for a variance board meeting to see if I could build larger than 12'x18' only to be shot down . Asked for 24'x24' after some back and fourth they said no on to the next item on the agenda. I was like how about 14'x24' and they said you had your chance if you want to try again come back next month and pay again which I did. This time I went in with no size listed and told them I wasn't leaving until they could agree on a size I could get that was larger than 12'x 18'. Came up with 14' x 24'. Poured my concrete and a month later the city changed the ordinance due to me ruffling so many feathers over the issue. Now I could put in a building as large as 70 percent of my back yard but already had my concrete poured so I just said to heck with it I'll keep what I got. Build it to code and leave a way to retro fit it later. Run plumbing from the house put a single cheap plastic wash tub sink in that can be swapped later. Leave a capped off trap under the floor where you can easily remove a tile or two and cut through the OSB to access or already have a cut out that can be unscrewed. Exhaust fans can be installed easily enough after the fact or get a steam condenser. A guy could always put in an attic fan if you we looking to vent a small amount of moisture on a not daily basis which is basically what I do in the summer. I pull AC in from 2 windows and have a home rigged attic fan. I have a steam condenser but basically don't use it and I have never developed a mold situation or anything in my attic( 6+ years ). Winter is different I have a home made twin turbine window fan I use and just open the window on the opposite side to create air flow. My garage is all OSB inside and can handle some moisture. When done I run the dehumidifier to just take the dampness out of the air. They are aware of what you want to do in the backyard so I would just factor in that the city inspector might check in on your project. After a bit of time make your adjustments.Ok. Ran into a slight bump in the road. Anyone out there have experience in "battling" with their local municipalities as pertains to variances in building code?
What are the two types of authorized buildings? I'm trying to understand why those 3 particular features are prohibited.Political rants are pretty much the norm nowadays, right?
Aside from that, there are 2 types of buildings I am "authorized" to build. One requires a full-time resident to actually live within, the other does not. However, neither of which allow for floor drains, multi-compartment sinks, or exhaust fans.
What the what? Talk about a lose-lose situation.
Might just be time to move.
First rule, above all others, floor drains are simply not allowed in any type of residential structure. Aside from that, the two types of structures are...What are the two types of authorized buildings? I'm trying to understand why those 3 particular features are prohibited.
Yes, very strict. Just don't understand the level of unreasonableness they choose to embrace.Wow that's awful strict, only those two types...bummer.
I could actually build a structure of any reasonable size. The permits come into play when the structure is larger than 200 sqft and/or will have power/water/sewer connections.How about a square footage minimum size to apply the rules? Is 12x12 or under subject to permitting?