Brew stand biuld

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Brew stand biuld

Post #1 by Diceman » 2 years ago

I'm getting back into home brewing after many years . I used to do the stovetop LME and grains thing but this time around I want to go all grain so I picked up a few things to get me started back into home brewing ( LME , DME , hops , yeast , a few gadgets ) blah blah blah . I bought a darkstar burner but shortly after , I decided that I did not like the 3 leg and pot support design . Very unstable . If you move the pot slightly off center , it WILL tip .
SO .... I gutted the darkstar for the burner and hose and built my own stand .
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I made the burner removable in case my design changes .
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I added a heat deflector to the hose side of the burner .. just in case .
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And here is a shot of the keggle that I just made , on the burner .
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fermenter : high gravity fermented Vienna Lager , re-fermenting with abbey ale yeast . kinda experiment .
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Post #2 by Diceman » 2 years ago

I am going to give the stove and the keggle a wet boil test tomorrow , see if everything is water tight and to see how long it takes to boil up 10 gallons . I have a 30 litre keg that I'm planning on turning into an HLT/heat exchanger tank .
fermenter : high gravity fermented Vienna Lager , re-fermenting with abbey ale yeast . kinda experiment .
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Post #3 by bellybuster » 2 years ago

Looks perfect!!
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Post #4 by Reignman » 2 years ago

Nicely done, good work.
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Post #5 by oro » 2 years ago

looks real nice
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Post #6 by XXXXX » 2 years ago

Really nice stand! Who did the welding?
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Post #7 by Diceman » 2 years ago

Thanks for the kind comments everyone .
I did all of the welding on the stand and burner ... weld , grind and repeat and repeat and repeat ...
Someone I work with tig welded the 1/2-NTP fitting into the keggle for me . My tig skills are even worse than my mig welding .
I probably would make nicer welds if I wore a helmet and watched as I ran a weld ...
the burner is real strong though .. I stood on each of the arms , and if my fat arse won't bend them then either will 150 pounds of motionless water .
fermenter : high gravity fermented Vienna Lager , re-fermenting with abbey ale yeast . kinda experiment .
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Post #8 by XXXXX » 2 years ago

Very cool. Great job!
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Post #9 by Lead Loader » 2 years ago

If anyone needs something welded, I can do it all, along with a metal bandsaw if anyone needs anything cut custom, I'm in Woodstock Ontario and can source everything or have you bring me what you need welded. Msg on here or email me at Race1999@hotmail.com, pictures or a rough drawing of what you would like is best.
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Post #10 by Diceman » 2 years ago

Well .. I've been busy . I found a 10 gal Rubbermaid for almost 1/2 off at a home hardware and have it fitted up , ready to go .
Also put together a new counter flow wort chiller .
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I did water test the keggle ( cold .. no leaks in the welding .. awesome )
Didn't fire up the burner yet though , as my garage door has a butt load of crap in front of it at the moment .
I'm pretty sure I'm going to brew a batch this coming Saturday .
fermenter : high gravity fermented Vienna Lager , re-fermenting with abbey ale yeast . kinda experiment .

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