New Econo Brew Stand

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New Econo Brew Stand

Postby galaxyjump » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:50 pm

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Finally finished my econo brew stand. Well, still not cheap this hobby of ours!. Did 12.5 gallons IPA yesterday on new stand. Went flawlessly! No leaks, or headaches! Thought this would shorten my brew day but still 6 hrs. start to fermenter. But it did give me more time to sip on last brew sessions Wheat beer while fly sparging on such a hot summer day! (2) high pressure propane burners plumbed with 1/2" black pipe, (2) 16 gallon Kettles, (1) Home depot 10 gallon cooler with home made false bottom *not pictured, (2) March Pumps, (1) 12"x4" 30 plate heat exchanger, onboard water filter. all stainless camlock plumbing. Still a work in progress. More to come! : ) CHEERS!!!!!
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Re: New Econo Brew Stand

Postby Mike_ » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:55 pm

looks outstanding!!!
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Re: New Econo Brew Stand

Postby MuddyMikes » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:04 pm

Is it hard to stir the boil kettle? I love the idea of camlocks. That would be my next upgrade I think. I don't fully trust the brass QD's I'm using now. Looks great BTW .... :)
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Re: New Econo Brew Stand

Postby tookalisten » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:10 pm

That does look nice. Bet is stores easy too.
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Re: New Econo Brew Stand

Postby galaxyjump » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:01 pm

Boil kettle is still quite accessable. I really dont need to stir boil kettle as I do not use DME or LME. Boil kettle is equipped with a pump & whirlpool attachment I made from stainless pipe and compression fittings I found at Mcfadden Dale Hardware. Great place by the way! My mash tun sits on upper shelf & I pump from HLT to top of mash tun slowly and gravity feed slowly to boil kettle. The most expensive part of the build is all the stainless fittings. Costco storage rack stores in a 48"x24"x60" space. I keep this on my patio outside so I am designing a 18oz. vinyl cover to use over it during storage. Also I have stand plumbed so that I can convert over to natural gas very easily. Propane is so expensive especially when having 2+ burners I have found out hehe. I need to tee off at kitchen stove and knock hole through exterior wall and install Q/D fittings to convert to natural gas. So far I am very happy with my stand.
Thanks for the comments!
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Re: New Econo Brew Stand

Postby rplace » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:23 am

Looks great man, nice job!
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Re: New Econo Brew Stand

Postby MuddyMikes » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:33 am

I was thinking more along the lines of hop additions, but I see your point. Nice idea and well done. Seriously though, I gotta look into those cam lock connectors.
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Re: New Econo Brew Stand

Postby pclemon » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:47 am

MuddyMikes wrote: Seriously though, I gotta look into those cam lock connectors.



They're one of the cheapest options out there for QD's and IMO they're the best unless you want the expense and fiddling with tri-clovers.
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Re: New Econo Brew Stand

Postby galaxyjump » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:51 am

I just throw whole hops in kettle and let her ride. Bargainfittings for best deal on camlock and most stainless fittings and just $5 shipping and no tax!
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