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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:42 pm

turbo_ale wrote: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


yes I have the zinc

MuddyMikes wrote: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?


Well I was going to use plywood on the bottom rails front to back and set everything on that. Then today I changed my mind as I was at Home Depot about to get the plywood.
I started thinking even if I paint the plywood it will still get wet and not last so long so I did this... the picture says it all! I will now have all steel strut and nothing that cant be sprayed down,
get wet or hassle about having to replace later on. I am doing the same thing for the HLT burner that will go on the back, in the middle bottom just use some strait steel plate for the shelf
that I will set the propane tank, pump and other things on. I am thinking that the burner is far enough away from the wheels that they wont get heat but if they do I will add a heat shield
I guess.


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With the carboy in the picture you can really get a better Idea of the size of it




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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby turbo_ale » Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:00 pm

I sure like that Blichmann burner setup with its adjustable rails. This is the banjo head burner ? Does this drain a 5 gallon tank quickly compared to the standard burner ?

I think I may go this route (slotted rails) to build an all grain frame someday in the future ?
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby MuddyMikes » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:29 am

Looks great, nice set up.
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby usmcruz » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:54 pm

Looks real nice brother!
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby tookalisten » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:02 pm

Great job!
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:32 pm

Almost Done!! Its painted, got the bottom
shelf on today and just need to mount and wire up the pump.
Got my Snaplock Couplers in the mail today.
Everything that is not painted is stainless hardware, screws and bolts
I did shorten it by about 10" after mounting the back burner I didn't need
so much clearance for the 15gallon pot.


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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby MuddyMikes » Fri Sep 07, 2012 4:56 am

Are you putting in a third burner as well? If so, where? Your copper plumbing and placement of the second burner below the copper spout has me a bit confused, so I'm just curious as to how the final build will look.
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby pclemon » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:54 am

MuddyMikes wrote:Are you putting in a third burner as well? If so, where? Your copper plumbing and placement of the second burner below the copper spout has me a bit confused, so I'm just curious as to how the final build will look.


I'm with Mike on this one... would help to see it with the pots on it to really understand what's going on. I like the idea of the hard plumbing... something I may incorporate into version 5 of my ghetto stand.
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby MuddyMikes » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:29 am

I like the hard plumbing as well and did something similar to my customer built 5 gallon set up. Are you concerned at about the output of the spout getting in the way of having to stir that particular pot at all?
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:43 am

Ill put it all together today and take a pic so you can see

only 2 burners the black burner is for the 15 gall HLT then on the top will
be the 120Q cooler AKA Mash Tun. The Blichmann burner is for the 25 gallon Kettle.

MuddyMikes wrote:Are you concerned at about the output of the spout getting in the way of having to stir that particular pot at all?


Nope that is just for the HLT. I wanted to do the hard plumbing and make this stand so all I have to do is pull it out, hook up the water, plug in the pump and start brewing!!!
No more set up and take down of anything.... now all I have to do is clean out the Tun and brew kettle and Im done. Roll it back in the storage. I did the math on the time it will save
me not to mention my back, I should shave of about 2 hours from my brew day... get it all done now in about 4 hours!
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby pclemon » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:15 am

Mike_ wrote:on the top will be the 120Q cooler AKA Mash Tun.


Do you already have the cooler? Do you do a lot of really big beers? With a 25 gallon pot I assume you're doing mostly 15-20 gallon batches and IMO, 120q is a little large (for a 15 gallon batch of something like a SG of 1.05, the grain depth is going to be fairly shallow). Obviously if you're doing 20 gallon barleywine's you'll need that space! :)
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:24 am

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Yes I already have the cooler and have been using it for 2 years now
I typically use 30-40lbs of grain for most brews so that cooler gets full
even at a 1.25 Mash Thickness

I like to make really BIG IIPAs :)
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby pclemon » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:49 am

Mike_ wrote:Yes I already have the cooler and have been using it for 2 years now
I typically use 30-40lbs of grain for most brews so that cooler gets full
even at a 1.25 Mash Thickness


Are you sure it's a 120qt? I use a 70qt and pretty much max it out at 40-42 pounds @ ~1.25 qt/gallon. By my calculations you should be able to get 75 pounds into a 120qt cooler.

The reason I'm asking is that I've found myself doing slightly larger batches of slightly larger beers recently and was considering going to a 100qt from my 70...

What kind of manifold/screen do you use?
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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:07 pm

turbo_ale wrote:I sure like that Blichmann burner setup with its adjustable rails. This is the banjo head burner ? Does this drain a 5 gallon tank quickly compared to the standard burner ?


close to the banjo but a little different I think.
and it is good an the propane. I typical can brew at least two
batches with out it running out, heating HLT and BK


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What kind of manifold/screen do you use?


Here is my manifold

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Re: Brew Sculpture

Postby Mike_ » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:42 pm

ALL DONE!!!

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