Brew Sculpture

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Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:24 pm

Well finally I am making one. Never thought I would but I got
lazy of having to set up and take down every time I want to brew!
So here it is.....


Day one

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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby lehr » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:38 am

A buddy of mine has one built out of that stuff and it is pretty nice. Make sure you cut off those extra outside tabs so you don't impail yourself.
Looks good , have fun !

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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby tookalisten » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:14 am

Good looking start/plan. Keep us updated with pics!
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:48 am

Nothing like yours PAt but its a start!!! Sure will Took!

It is Strut, Im using double Strut for base and single for the top
going to cut of the outside tabs and use galvanized paint to cover
all of the strut and then paint with Metallic Spray.

My biggest hurdle right now is the caster wheels.
This thing is going to be heavy and I want to use
8" Pneumatic Swivel Caster like these
http://www.harborfreight.com/8-inch-pne ... 42485.html

But it will be a little to tall if I do so I need to find a way to raise and lower the Wheels
Im thinking something like this http://www.hotconnectors.com/index.aspx ... id=3908473
Then I can screw them up and down. What I really want is a way to just fold them into place but cant find a system like that
anyone ever seen that set up before?
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

Don't fear the foam!!! (starsan foam that is)
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Cabin Joe » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:01 pm

IMHO, I would look at the molded rubber casters and get a couple with brakes on them. Mine are probably 4 inch hard plastic ones (no brakes) and even with a full load of wort/water, it rolls fine on a garage floor. Plus if you blow out a tire, then you're kind of stuck and tilting. I just use some 2x4's for wedges, but brakes would be really nice.

Either, way you'll enjoy it - much better than setting everything up and tearing it down!
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby MuddyMikes » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:33 pm

Why not the wheel barrow style approach like on the B3-1550?
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Monster Mash » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:07 pm

I would stay away from the pneumatic tires and use hard rubber, you don't want to have to deal with the air in the tires. I used steel wheels on mine and it rolls around fine.
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:56 pm

Yes good Ideas, I totally would if it was that simple to
put away!

Here is the deal. Its not going into a garage. It will be going into
my Storage Shed in the back yard. Cant have a ramp to it because
of the way the entry is to the shed. The Floor is almost 2 feet above the ground
so I will need to lift it up and in and the big kicker.... no cement walkway to it,
I must go over big rock gravel. :?

And to top it off my drive way is not the flattest place. So it would be helpful if
I could adjust the legs/casters to help level it out.
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
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Next up:??????


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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:27 pm

I got the casters on today and preped for Paint!
Kept it simple for now I did come up with a system to raise
and lower the Stand on the casters and also found these
which would be perfect for it, but all would have added a
lot more weight to it and a lot more $$$

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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby turbo_ale » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:03 pm

Mike, where are you getting that build material, Granger, McMaster Carr ? What is the trade name for it, who primarily uses it in the trades, electricians ?
ON TAP:
1. 1C
2. 4B
3.
4.
5.
6.
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Fermenting:
Next: 5C

BEER, a mixture of malted grains, water, hops and yeast, that is transformed through the course of fermentation that transcends the simplicity of those basic ingredients, fundamentally into the drink of life.
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:21 pm

electricians mainly but factories as well
It is strut or Bolted Framing (Strut Systems)

its great because its like an erector set for adults :)
so many kinds of brackets and different configurations to do
almost endless!

B-Line is the company that makes most of it
and here is a place to down load a catalog

Website
http://www.cooperindustries.com/content ... aming.html
http://www.cooperindustries.com/content ... aming.html

Catalog
http://www.cooperindustries.com/content ... s/SS12.pdf

I got all my stuff at "Royal Wholesale Electric" in Santa Clara (408) 970-0119
basically like it says Wholesale Electric Store. Thats what I would look for in your area!
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ON TAP:Red Rye Ale 11/15/15 5% 15 gals
Ferming:
Next up:??????


Wine in bottle: 0 Aging in oak barrels: Cab Franc 195gallons

Don't fear the foam!!! (starsan foam that is)
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Monster Mash » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:25 am

turbo_ale wrote:Mike, where are you getting that build material, Granger, McMaster Carr ? What is the trade name for it, who primarily uses it in the trades, electricians ?


You've never seen an erector set before?...... :wink:
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby turbo_ale » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:16 am

I really like this style of strut channel vs. that other type of erector set style slotted metal for its robustness, engineered qualities, multiple configurations, plus all the different materials you can have it in. I found this at my favorite place, McMaster-Carr. http://www.mcmaster.com/#strut-channel-systems/=j1qi17
ON TAP:
1. 1C
2. 4B
3.
4.
5.
6.
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Fermenting:
Next: 5C

BEER, a mixture of malted grains, water, hops and yeast, that is transformed through the course of fermentation that transcends the simplicity of those basic ingredients, fundamentally into the drink of life.
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby turbo_ale » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:46 am

Looking at your pictures, seems to be zinc plated ? There are so many choices to choose from.

Zinc-Plated Steel
Primed Steel
Green-Panted Steel
Custom Color Steel
Aluminum
Galvanized Steel
304 Stainless $
316 Stainless $
Fiberglass
ON TAP:
1. 1C
2. 4B
3.
4.
5.
6.
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Fermenting:
Next: 5C

BEER, a mixture of malted grains, water, hops and yeast, that is transformed through the course of fermentation that transcends the simplicity of those basic ingredients, fundamentally into the drink of life.
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby MuddyMikes » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:49 am

Mike_ wrote:I got the casters on today and preped for Paint!

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I'm curious on how you plan to mount the burner on the left, lower tier of your sculpture. What are your plans for shielding those wheels from the potential heat?
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