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Title: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on March 31, 2010, 04:07:19 PM
Well it ain't really beautiful, but tiz functional and I am not worried about
the weight of the liquid making it crash down...
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/Vertical1/Solerarack.jpg)
Tried to get it the height to rack into cornies and not so tall I cannot
get fresh beer back into the thing.... ;)
Title: Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
Post by: enso on March 31, 2010, 05:15:41 PM
sweet.  Now what is in that puppy?
Title: Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on March 31, 2010, 05:37:27 PM
Well, It had red wine in it briefly...fresh dump...
I am currently fermenting 15 gallons of a rochefort attempt.
When that finishes, I plan to put the beer into the oak and add
some Brett Lambicus and 10 lbs of Sour Cherries.  The brett and
Cherries may wait for a while until I pull like 5 gallons of beer back out
of the oak in a couple months.....
So it would be a BSDA
Title: Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
Post by: karlh on March 31, 2010, 05:45:55 PM
Nice stand.  I built one a bit shorter for my 15 gallon barrel, hopefully enough to get 5 gallons out so I can lift it to drain the rest.  I didn't notice if you put casters on the stand, but I did this for mine so that I could wheel it off to a corner where it could sit undisturbed. 
Title: Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
Post by: enso on March 31, 2010, 05:46:17 PM
Mmmm.  Delicious!  That sounds really, really good.  Have fun, hope it goes well.

Stand seems like a really good idea.  So long as you don't need to go up or down stairs...   :o


Will it roll well when fully loaded?
Title: Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on March 31, 2010, 06:00:06 PM

Will it roll well when fully loaded?

Not sure if you meant when the barrel was loaded, or when I am loaded...lol

Testing that in the future....no stairs...lol.  Another thing that would work is
the forearm forklift, 2 ppl could move it easily then. Or you could just sling
suspend it between uprights on the straps.

I didn't notice if you put casters on the stand

It is built upon a furniture dolly...12$ cheepo from harbor freight.
I will still need a couple of angle supports at the bases of the legs....hurricane clips or something
or a horizontal stringer/spreader to keep em from folding over...
Title: Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
Post by: 1vertical on April 06, 2010, 06:24:06 PM
sweet.  Now what is in that puppy?

Put the rochefort beer in the Oak this AM<

Rolling solera stand rolls fully loaded just fine...I am careful when moving it tho....
lift the wheels up over thresholds etc. She is HEAVY