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New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby JLBrew » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:12 am

I just finished the new build and brewed on her this past weekend (still have a few things to tweak). I used galvanized slotted angle iron and bolted it together, hard piped propane, liquid tight switches/outlets, GFI protection, water filtration, digital thermometers to monitor strike/sparge water, grain bed and recirculated wort temps, direct fired MT. It's all manual for now and will keep me on my toes. *Note the cozy greenhouse for winter brewing...doors and top windows opened to keep it vented.
Inspired by Benj's Boat House Brewery mentioned in my previous post - viewtopic.php?f=1&t=32424.

Thanks for all the help.

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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby Monster Mash » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:27 am

I had an erector set when I was a kid too!!.. :P

Looks great, definately functional.
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby JLBrew » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:04 am

Monster Mash wrote:I had an erector set when I was a kid too!!.. :P

Looks great, definately functional.


No doubt! Subconsciously, that also must have fed my inspiration! I'm still just a big kid I guess! :lol: I liked the idea of bolting it together so I can easily move/add parts if need be. Assembly went pretty quick (and I don't have the skillz to weld, yet)...and usmcruz is too far away and charges too much for shipping, jk! :wink:

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Maybe this will be my next project :lol: :P - http://www.girdersandgears.com/gfiles/robot.pdf
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby ddgbrewing » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:29 am

Sweet... I need to make myself a structure...
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby Wild Bill » Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:59 am

Looks real nice!

I like the fact that you can modify it any time you like.
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby vjboxer » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:48 am

Looks good! But with all those holes in it, isn't it gonna leak?
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby thetooth » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:14 pm

I love the simplicity. I want to create a stand in a few months and I'll definitely consider this so I don't have to buy and learn how to use a welder... although that does hold it's own appeal. :lol:
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby JLBrew » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:04 pm

Thanks. I like to keep things simple and functional.

vjboxer wrote:Looks good! But with all those holes in it, isn't it gonna leak?

Leak? From where, which hose? Every connection is tight and taped.
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby baltobrewer » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:05 pm

Monster Mash wrote:I had an erector set when I was a kid too.



I had erections all the time as a kid..........oh wait...........never mind.
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby Triple Freak » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:19 pm

That's the same material I plan on building my rig from. My Dad got (literally) a ton of that stuff when he worked for the gov't.
BTW, who owns that sweet greenhouse in your pics?
That's next on my wish list. :wink:
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby JLBrew » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:21 pm

vjboxer wrote:Looks good! But with all those holes in it, isn't it gonna leak?


The polysulfone QDs I bought from B3 do not have shut offs - http://morebeer.com/view_product/6951/1 ... emale_Barb. I didn't realize they even made them with shut-offs until I searched around after the purchase - http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products ... SubCat=860. No worries though.

The small amount of water under the stand you see in the pic below, is from the length of hose between the white polysulfone female QD and the yellow handle ball valve at the water filter output (left side). Even with the ball valve shut off, that water in that length will sort of drip out. Make sense? Is this what you mean? Also the greenhouse floor in there is gravel so I don't worry about a little water here or there. The plywood is used to keep the stand level.
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby Monster Mash » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:22 pm

Triple Freak wrote:That's the same material I plan on building my rig from. My Dad got (literally) a ton of that stuff when he worked for the gov't.


You can't fool us TF, you don't even brew... :P
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby JLBrew » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:28 pm

Triple Freak wrote: ...BTW, who owns that sweet greenhouse in your pics?
That's next on my wish list. :wink:

The peeps I work for...where I happen to live and work.
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby thetooth » Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:35 pm

JLBrew wrote:
vjboxer wrote:Looks good! But with all those holes in it, isn't it gonna leak?


The polysulfone QDs I bought from B3 do not have shut offs - http://morebeer.com/view_product/6951/1 ... emale_Barb. I didn't realize they even made them with shut-offs until I searched around after the purchase - http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products ... SubCat=860. No worries though.

The small amount of water under the stand you see in the pic below, is from the length of hose between the white polysulfone female QD and the yellow handle ball valve at the water filter output (left side). Even with the ball valve shut off, that water in that length will sort of drip out. Make sense? Is this what you mean?


I think he was just kidding.
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Re: New 2-Tier Stand Built

Postby rplace » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:01 pm

Nice job. I see a lot of stands lately. Must be all that down time in the winter. Welded, bolted and server rack. I can't wait to see what is next.
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