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My Brew rig

Postby Da Yooper » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:28 pm

It's not done but getting close. My pots are 25 gal. a bit large but the price was right (FREE) my son made them. All electric, I have 2 4500 watt elements and 2 pumps. Still need to finish the mash tun and the counter flow chiller. Been collecting parts for the past year and it's finally coming together.It's not as high tech as some but I think it's ok for my first build. All comments good or bad are welcome. P.S. never mind the mess in my shop
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby tookalisten » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:32 am

Nice rig! And your son has some mad skillz to make those pots.
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby turbo_ale » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:57 pm

You did a great job on that sculpture, like the use of stainless steel used throughout your system.
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby pclemon » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:35 am

It looks nice and compact. How tall is it to the top of the cooler/mt? I'd think the challenge there is going to be it looks like you'll need a step stool to mash in and then later to empty to cooler.
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby rplace » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:15 am

Very nice!
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby Da Yooper » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:24 am

Thanks for the nice comments, I do have a step stool to reach the mash tun. That is one of the things I don't like about the set up but for now it will be OK. Working on a design that will allow the mash tun to swing up and down safely and easily.
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby pclemon » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:57 am

Da Yooper wrote:Thanks for the nice comments, I do have a step stool to reach the mash tun. That is one of the things I don't like about the set up but for now it will be OK. Working on a design that will allow the mash tun to swing up and down safely and easily.


I have a similar set-up though not so clean/organized but instead of the MT being above the pots, it's below them.
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby Da Yooper » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:19 am

How do you transfer from MT to BK? I was looking for all gravity fed from MT to BK to chiller then to ferment bucket. During the winter months I plan to run in my basement and yes the head space is tight, but workable. That's why I'm working on swing up and down design.
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby pclemon » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:20 am

Da Yooper wrote:How do you transfer from MT to BK? I was looking for all gravity fed from MT to BK to chiller then to ferment bucket. During the winter months I plan to run in my basement and yes the head space is tight, but workable. That's why I'm working on swing up and down design.


I pump. I also run a HERMS through the HLT so it comes off the cooler to the HERMS loop back to the top of the cooler. WHen the mash is done I adjust the hose from the HERMs loop to the boil kettle and gravity feed the sparge water from the HLT to the top of the cooler.
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby Da Yooper » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:37 am

Sounds like you have a very well thought out system. Someday I would like to add Hermes system to my setup.
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Re: My Brew rig

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Re: My Brew rig

Postby jonwz » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:56 pm

Still look very cool today
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby mcoates » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:58 am

Very nice!


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Re: My Brew rig

Postby Denny » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:56 am

If you're going to batch sparge, I'd greatly reduce the length of the braid in your mash tun. If you're going to fly sparge, you might want to adjust it's configuration to provide more even pickup.
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Re: My Brew rig

Postby jonwz » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:23 pm

Looks great.
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