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A fine inspiration indeed.

SWMBO has all but dictated I build a brewhouse... she wants my junk out of the house! Looks great... I'll probably steal a few ideas from yours, and add a fermentation closet like EdWort's as well. The tile and floor drain, along with the deep sinks, would really make life easier.
 

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I just looked at all of the thread postings...and ...



WOW! just.......... AMAZING!



I can only hope that someday I win the LOTTERY!

Congrats on a great pub and brew palace!
 

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First: A very professional looking brewhouse. It is something to aspire to... which leads me to: Did I miss the details about the triple tun set-up along the back wall? I could not read the name on the conrol panel.
 

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You know what put this over the top? The oldf school circa 1970's heavy stereo receiver you have mounted i there. I too am a lover of those receivers...I have a nice Marantz in my man cave. What model is that and what speakers did you pair tit with?

Thanks for sharing.
 
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You know what put this over the top? The oldf school circa 1970's heavy stereo receiver you have mounted i there. I too am a lover of those receivers...I have a nice Marantz in my man cave. What model is that and what speakers did you pair tit with?

Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for your keen eye, It's one of my favorite receivers ,

Pioneer SX-980 , 80 Watts per channel 1978 vintage , it weighs almost 42 lbs:rockin:

Channel A speakers are Large Advents , with re-capped crossovers
Channel B are Optimus LX5's w/ the Linaeum tweeter that have been highly modified to include Seas woofers and re-capped crossovers+ baffle work.

The system has a huge sound stage that is very warm, plus it's hooked up to a 18' antenna so it pulls in over 60 stations of FM reception.

The silver faced Pioneers from that era , represented the absolute apex of Japanese audio engineering, after 1980 things started to suck .

This is the only close up I have ,this was prior to completion:
 

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Thanks for your keen eye, It's one of my favorite receivers ,

Pioneer SX-980 , 80 Watts per channel 1978 vintage , it weighs almost 42 lbs:rockin:

Channel A speakers are Large Advents , with re-capped crossovers
Channel B are Optimus LX5's w/ the Linaeum tweeter that have been highly modified to include Seas woofers and re-capped crossovers+ baffle work.

The system has a huge sound stage that is very warm, plus it's hooked up to a 18' antenna so it pulls in over 60 stations of FM reception.

The silver faced Pioneers from that era , represented the absolute apex of Japanese audio engineering, after 1980 things started to suck .
This is exactly like the one I have my son using for his drumming practice and has been my favorite since 1978 Yamaha CR-1020 on TVK it is a great receiver. Always like Yamaha over Marantz, Pioneer, etc. They were all competing with similar specs I just fell in love with the Yamaha look & sound.

Think I am going to have to take it back!
 

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Would you mind snapping a few shots of how you installed your fridge for cooling the kegs and the lines under your bar? I'm searching for inspiration! Thanks!

If, as Horatio Nelson said, England expects every man to do his duty, then you sir have made England proud.
 
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Would you mind snapping a few shots of how you installed your fridge for cooling the kegs and the lines under your bar? I'm searching for inspiration! Thanks!

If, as Horatio Nelson said, England expects every man to do his duty, then you sir have made England proud.

Would be glad to , but I am heading out for a 3 day motorcycle adventure , will post when I return .
 

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No worries! Thanks a bunch!

Be safe out there. Keep the rubber side down.


EDIT: I feel like I should be singing Rule! Britannia every time I look at those pictures.

"Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
"Britons never will be slaves."
 

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I just happened across this thread for the first time today. I have to say that you did an amazing job, not that you need me to tell you that. I am most impressed with your use of the space. You have so much in there that makes it awesome, yet it looks like there is a pretty good amount of room to use it for what it's intended for, brewing and drinking!
 
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I just happened across this thread for the first time today. I have to say that you did an amazing job, not that you need me to tell you that. I am most impressed with your use of the space. You have so much in there that makes it awesome, yet it looks like there is a pretty good amount of room to use it for what it's intended for, brewing and drinking!

Thanks, I took lot's of time laying out everything I wanted and needed on paper, then transfered those measurements to the unfinished floor( at the time ). I will be building a closet if you will , in the area of the large SS refrigerator, once completed, I will be able to recess the fridg and have even more floor space, it will also act as a exterior closet to hold my empty kegs, I have a collection of almost 28 ( cornies, 1/4bbl's and 1/2 bbls) at present, and storing them has become a challenge.
 
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Would you mind snapping a few shots of how you installed your fridge for cooling the kegs and the lines under your bar? I'm searching for inspiration! Thanks!

If, as Horatio Nelson said, England expects every man to do his duty, then you sir have made England proud.
I will try to get some detailed pics this weekend for ya.
 

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Would you mind snapping a few shots of how you installed your fridge for cooling the kegs and the lines under your bar? I'm searching for inspiration! Thanks!

If, as Horatio Nelson said, England expects every man to do his duty, then you sir have made England proud.
Just stumbled across this thread as I'm looking for some ideas on how to make a draft beer system in my home bar. Any updated pictures of how you installed your frig and/or cooling?
 
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Thanks for all the nice comments , it really is a great place to brew, drink and hang out . I will try to snap some more pictures of the draft system soon , and some of the outside, cottage , and creek . Feel free to ask any questions you wish . Summer was great here, but I really look forward to winter and some snow...
 

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That's fantastic!!! We're working on a room ourselves, but it's not going to be near that fancy! Great job!!!
 

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Hey Bowenz what size stopper did you use to fit the keg? Also do those orange caps fit snug on the keg opening?
 
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Hey Bowenz what size stopper did you use to fit the keg? Also do those orange caps fit snug on the keg opening?
That's a number 11 stopper, and the orange caps fit well if you heat them in a little hot water first
 

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Awesome thanks man. While we are on the topic of stoppers, does anyone know what size stopper a growler takes? If I want to put 12 gallons of RIS in a sankey to ferment then I am going to need to make a starter in a growler, that is why I am asking.
 

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This is easily the nicest pub I've seen. Simple design used in the most elegant way possible. I hope you have lots of friends to share this with!
 

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DAYUM!
(mt-beers, I don't think he has to worry about not enough people showing up. ps. i love frankie-z).
 

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Hmmmm, I have a back lot, behind my house with a 24X16 concrete slab on it. Now you've got me thinkin'....................
 

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What a great place, I love it..

It sure would look different in my neighborhood:D


Cheers,
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