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Basement brewery
« on: February 28, 2012, 08:39:24 PM »
Whew, haven't been able to keep up.

I have just about completed our basement brewery project.

This will be so nice, I'm tired of dragging brew equip from basement to garage to kitchen to shed to garage...you guys know what I'm talking about.

Upgrading the beer dispensery unit to a 3 faucet deal, and got a dedicated lagering fridge.

Life is good!

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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 10:13:23 PM »
Whew, haven't been able to keep up.

I have just about completed our basement brewery project.

This will be so nice, I'm tired of dragging brew equip from basement to garage to kitchen to shed to garage...you guys know what I'm talking about.

Upgrading the beer dispensery unit to a 3 faucet deal, and got a dedicated lagering fridge.

Life is good!

Pictures? We like the brewery pron for topics like this! :D
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 01:07:41 AM »
Pictures? We like the brewery pron for topics like this! :D

+1!! I'm just starting the planning for a basement brewery, so I NEED to see some pics!  ;)

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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 06:21:14 AM »
Pictures...or it didn't happen :)

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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 10:15:47 AM »
I'm thinking about doing that too.
What did you do for ventilation?
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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 05:11:28 PM »
Pics as soon as its complete!

Not a big operation so don't get your hopes up!
 
Tom, I'm still working on the ventilation, plan is a to run a 24" ventilator plus window fans, an intake and exhaust. I did put a carbon monoxide alarm up as a safety precaution.
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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2012, 05:39:11 PM »
Bump...I swear I'll get some pics up.

I've only brewed down there once and it was all herky jerky.

Still have to get the new process down.


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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2012, 09:33:48 PM »
This thread's starting to remind me of an ex-girlfriend from a long time ago, making all sorts of promises but never showing the goods.   ;D
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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2012, 05:10:06 PM »
HAhaaa LOL!! :o
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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2012, 06:04:20 PM »
This thread's starting to remind me of an ex-girlfriend from a long time ago, making all sorts of promises but never showing the goods.   ;D
I think I may have dated her too.

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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 08:46:47 AM »
This thread's starting to remind me of an ex-girlfriend from a long time ago, making all sorts of promises but never showing the goods.   ;D
I think I may have dated her too.
I married (then divorced) her dowdy sister.
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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 09:10:37 AM »
Come on! Post the pictures already!
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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 06:07:37 PM »
I'm doing version 1.3.5 right now 8).

For those waiting this is an amateur setup, the most automation involved is a March pump to a 75' counterflow chiller. Which btw works so darn good! 2 weeks ago here i was able to pitch as the wort came out. It was insane!

I'm doing Denny's Rye on Sunday and should have everything streamlined for some professional pics...not pro brewing :)
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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 09:22:54 PM »

A little taste of Afghanistan..


The whole enchilada...


The Peninsula Pilsner...my first out of my head recipe. It is good and will be entered in my first contest.


I'm an AHB kinda guy!

I like this layout better than before, I'll put up some actual brewing pics after the weekend.

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Re: Basement brewery
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2012, 10:00:43 PM »
Looking good already!

Not in Afghanistan I hope?
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