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General Category => Pimp My System => Topic started by: brewnickbrew on July 10, 2010, 09:05:04 am

Title: Single Tier Brewery
Post by: brewnickbrew on July 10, 2010, 09:05:04 am
Here is my new system. I'll be doing a test brew on it today to get it all ready for the real thing. I've been working on it since February of this year. I decided to do a Brutus clone after many months of seeing other systems out there, and it seemed like a great way to go. I think I was going for durability, ease of use, and something I could store away and move around easily. I was near obsessed over the planning and building of this thing. Okay, I was obsessed. I didn't have to make it out of stainless, but I thought about the hassle of having to repaint the brew stand once in a while and stainless was the way to go in the long run.
All fittings are stainless with the exception of the Blichmann Autosparger. I plan on adding a water filtration unit in the near future and maybe a hopback. This was a complete thrill to finish this thing. Please let me know what you think.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_2YBUQcIcXGc/TDbTWk3i_tI/AAAAAAAAFIY/YsD7tns39Ww/s640/073.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_2YBUQcIcXGc/TDbTSSPWZkI/AAAAAAAAFIo/6vpeh6S1X5M/s512/059.JPG)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_2YBUQcIcXGc/TDbTRcACrUI/AAAAAAAAFIA/cYx6Hj5olNQ/s640/056.JPG)

Title: Re: Single Tier Brewery
Post by: bluesman on July 11, 2010, 06:35:04 am
Excellent brewstand!

What kind of burners are you using?

I also have a Brutus 10 made from SS but I am still working on the finishing touches. I am going to buy the Therminator soon.

I got the full set of plans from Lonnie M.

I assume you have tried it out. How is it working for you.
Title: Re: Single Tier Brewery
Post by: thorongil on July 11, 2010, 08:00:01 am
"That's not a wisk... this is a wisk"
Title: Re: Single Tier Brewery
Post by: pyrite on July 11, 2010, 09:19:01 am
That’s a clean looking system.   Interesting looking conical back there, is that a yeast propagator, did you make that yourself? 
Title: Re: Single Tier Brewery
Post by: lonnie mac on July 13, 2010, 03:31:39 pm
This looks GREAT Nick! Man I love seeing these things come alive!
Title: Re: Single Tier Brewery
Post by: dhacker on July 14, 2010, 06:48:48 am
Very nice . . Clean, functional, and well built. How 'bout a pic of the controller's guts?
Title: Re: Single Tier Brewery
Post by: richardt on July 14, 2010, 09:15:12 pm
I'm no expert, but photo # 57 qualifies as "Art" in my book.  That is one cool brewing setup.
Title: Re: Single Tier Brewery
Post by: mrbowenz on July 15, 2010, 05:44:38 pm
Fantastic looking build !  a job so very well done, you should be proud .
Title: Re: Single Tier Brewery
Post by: IHBHS on July 23, 2010, 04:50:39 pm
Very Nice indeed.  I've been working on a new brew stand for our home brew shop out of mild angle iron.  It's a HERMS using the Therminator.  I'm really excited to put it to use for our new Brew on Site program.