Sorry to have lagged getting back on this thread.yeah, this is def what i'm havin' in mind....looks cool
Question for ya: Whats the small red and white cooler for? And what is the small SS bucket thing on the right end of the stand for?
Here you go!love to see the details (guts) on that!!
This isn't MrNate's but here is a complete build of a very similer one I found on the nets awhile back. http://home.comcast.net/~midnighthomebrewers/brewladder.htmThat's quite ingenious! We require more pics closer up please.
Yup, that's exactly where I got the idea from.This isn't MrNate's but here is a complete build of a very similer one I found on the nets awhile back. http://home.comcast.net/~midnighthomebrewers/brewladder.htm
it was my first thought when I saw the picture of MrNate's.
Treated lumber will last longer and be more resistant to decay/mold growth from getting wet (you may want that flexibility). But regular white lumber is OK too. If you need any wood for flat surfaces (plywood), I would recommend the most cost effective wood to be Advantech (or similar) subflooring. It's like a thick OSB infused with wax, so while it's not as resistant to decay as treated lumber, it's fine for these purposes and is a lot cheaper than the same thickness of treated plywood.well, i think i'm gonna go ahead and get started getting materials for the build. Anyone care to suggest what kind of lumber to get? What's the deal with treated wood? any recommendations...?
It really depends on what you are going for and how much you want to spend. If you do not want to spend a lot, do not have woodworking experience, and just want to put this thing outside and forget about it, I think treated lumber and the materials mentioned above would be perfect. However, if you are going for something that looks good and is functional (think fermoire vs. son of a fermentation chiller) I would build your stand out of white oak and use a proper sealant. White oak is extremely rot resistant and looks fantastic, IMHO. That is what I will be using. For the framing, I will likely just use construction grade pine because it is cheap, and my stand will be indoors.Anyone care to suggest what kind of lumber to get? What's the deal with treated wood? any recommendations...?
Yep, same pot as the boil, chill mid to low sixties and pitch plenty of yeast, once fermentation peaks, wrap and seal the top of the kettle w/ plastic and a string to seal it up tight. Usually w/in 10 -14 days, I crash cool and have racked it to a keg and purged w/ Co2 to let it finish for another couple weeks.Not trying to thread jack, but do you just ferment in SS pots?