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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2010, 10:55:05 AM »
The versatility of the Brutus 10 is shown here.

I have adapted the Brutus stand to accomodate a riser for the mash tun. As you can see I'm using the stand for batch sparging. I plan to use the Brutus stand with this configuration while I collect all of the other parts needed to fully automate it the way it was originally designed to do.

Thanks a million to the great Capozzoli for all of his help with the welding and also for all of the great cooking tips as well. As you can see he did a tremendous job. He clearly can weld as well as he can cook....and as we all know Capp can cook. Thank you my freind.



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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2010, 05:38:08 AM »
Look at that neat shop in the background. All of the tools hanging orderly like.

It looks like a girls shop. :P

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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2010, 06:54:57 AM »
I'm planning on a similar stand, having the MT raised so it will drain with gravity into the BK.  I just like the idea of not having unnecessary particles flowing through my one and only pump.  The only concern I have with doing it is not getting the top of the MT too high.  What is the height of yours from the floor to the top Bluesman? 

Oh... mine won't be as pretty looking though... I bought a mig welder a few years ago and I'm going to try my hand at it this spring or summer.   ::)  :o   :D

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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2010, 07:37:56 AM »
Look at that neat shop in the background. All of the tools hanging orderly like.

It looks like a girls shop. :P



HA!  It's nice to be able to find stuff when you need it.

I need to post some better pics. This last post was pics taken from my iPhone. I have some better shots using my camera.
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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2010, 07:44:07 AM »
I'm planning on a similar stand, having the MT raised so it will drain with gravity into the BK.  I just like the idea of not having unnecessary particles flowing through my one and only pump.  The only concern I have with doing it is not getting the top of the MT too high.  What is the height of yours from the floor to the top Bluesman? 

Oh... mine won't be as pretty looking though... I bought a mig welder a few years ago and I'm going to try my hand at it this spring or summer.   ::)  :o   :D

It's 79.5" from the floor to the top of the mash tun. As you can see I don't have a cat walk   :D   but I am going to use the ladder to access the mash for adding grain and stirring.

I can't wait to christen this bad boy!

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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2010, 07:23:43 PM »
Cap, now that you know Ron, well you can kinda tell he's all about quality (by the numbers).  I work with him, very little is left to chance. ;)
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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2010, 07:32:54 PM »
Cap, now that you know Ron, well you can kinda tell he's all about quality (by the numbers).  I work with him, very little is left to chance. ;)

Oh he knows, but he has a high tolerance for beer geeks as he is a food geek. I think overall this thing worked out extremely well so far. I had alot of faith in Capp and as you can see he did an excellent job.
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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2010, 05:20:44 PM »
Oh, quality people are the only kind of people I like to work with.

I hate when people say "its good enough".
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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2010, 07:06:41 PM »
Oh, quality people are the only kind of people I like to work with.

I hate when people say "its good enough".

Yes. We didn't say "its good enough" too many times although I could have a few times. Quality is as quality does and this is an awesome assembly my friend. I am loving this!

Hope to brew with it next weekend. Break it in with a RIS. That seems appropriate...right?  8)
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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #39 on: March 12, 2010, 08:08:45 PM »
Here are some more pics for your viewing pleasure.  ;D



This is prime example of what a typical  TIG bead weld appears like on the Brutus stand.



Some really smooth welds.



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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2010, 05:18:24 AM »
So, I guess I am not considered a beer geek cause I am still a lowly stove top extract brewer.  :-[
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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2010, 07:16:56 AM »
Oh, quality people are the only kind of people I like to work with.

I hate when people say "its good enough".

Do I detect a supporter of controlled chaos?  Thats how I roll...   ;D  :D 

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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2010, 06:58:46 PM »
I am a supporter of controlled chaos.

I just hate the saying "dont sweat the details". Its a bad idea. Better to sweat the details cause they are what will make any project come together well. The details are what really matter. If you focus on the details the big picture will always come out better. Plus if you focus on the details the project becomes broken down into steps instead of one big monster.
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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2010, 07:02:55 PM »
As a raging Virgo, I fully support this line of thinking! :)

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Re: Brutus 10 Build
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2011, 07:35:53 PM »
Finally!

The Brutus 10 build (Smokestack Lightning Brewing) is complete and I am ready to start brewing beer. Hot Dawg!  8)

First off, I want to thank Lonnie Mac for inspiring me to build this fine piece of brewing equipment. Thanks for sending me the plans Lonnie.

I want to also thank Capozolli for his professional welding skills as he did a real kick ass job on this beauty. I couldn't have done it without him. Thanks Cap! Now we're going to build a UDS.  ;D

I also want to personally thank my freind Jeff Bird for all of the machining that went into the brewstand. He is a first class machinist and a real beer lover at heart.

The plumbing and electrical as well as all of the assembly was done by me. It's been tested and is ready to rock.









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