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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2010, 11:20:59 AM »
Thanks so much for your answers and candor.  I have a neighbor with a tool shed just a bit shorter in length than your's that's dying for a renovation, but I don't have the heart to tell him I'm taking his shed away from him and leaving the garden equipment.
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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #61 on: October 14, 2010, 10:49:54 PM »
That is a work of art! Totally awesome. Your wife is going to regret letting you build that. She is never going to see you any more  ;D
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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #62 on: December 02, 2010, 03:55:10 PM »
That is a great layout.  

Looking for a place to squeez in a small cooktop / oven combo.  

I love to cook and feed my fat face once in a while also.

Is it there, or am I over looking it?
« Last Edit: December 05, 2010, 12:03:18 PM by robertwoodson »
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2. American Amber Ale
3. Kolsch
4. Scotch Ale
5. Strong Scotch Ale
6. Key Lime Pie (11%) Chilled to 29 deg. F. you can not even taste the alcohol.

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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #63 on: December 03, 2010, 11:28:03 AM »
 I think it stinks, a slap in the face to the home brewing community.  I would never build (or should I say try to learn how to build) such a monstrosity in my backyard.  I for one prefer yelling at the clouds to stave off rain during an overcast brew day and drinking from cobra taps in my unfinished garage... THAT MY FRIEND IS HOMEBREWING!

(did that sound at all convincing)
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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #64 on: December 03, 2010, 01:52:44 PM »
What have you done to protect the wall from the heat being emitted by the burners during the brew process?   It looks like the brewing station is backed up vary close to the wall.  I can see SS, could you please explain.  Have you installed a fire break or barrier on the other side of the SS?   I am in the process of planning a brewing area in my basement.  Any advise and comments you have in regard for safety would be considered and appreciated.
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Hydro

On Tap Now:
1. Irish Red Ale
2. American Amber Ale
3. Kolsch
4. Scotch Ale
5. Strong Scotch Ale
6. Key Lime Pie (11%) Chilled to 29 deg. F. you can not even taste the alcohol.

It is time to start brewing again.

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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #65 on: December 05, 2010, 11:20:55 AM »
The SS treatment is actually not stainless steel at all , but a very thin flashing material from a local hardware store, I used an industrial mastic to apply, but it is a .30 gauge aluminum, why ? it's cheap , washes easily with soap and water, and is hardly different from the look of stainless, extremely easy to cut, shape and apply. The range hood is SS, but side by side with the aluminum they look the same, so a seamless match at a fraction of the price. I believe I paid around $ 30 dollars for a roll of 16"x30' , one roll was enough to cover the whole wall behind the brewing system, any seems I used aluminum flat stock, which is also cheap.

The brewery is pushed against the wall normally , but I bring it at least 2 feet from the wall for a brewing session, so no danger of excessive heat to the structure while brewing, my hood design( by depth) allows for this movement, another reason to spend time laying out your thoughts on paper first before building such a compact space.

@ James, I like to brew outside in the elements too !  ;D

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/pimp-my-system/show?title=chris-bowens-arctic-brewery

@ Robert , I have no provisions to cook inside my brewery ( food anyway) , outside I have a grill , fire pit , and deep fryer , but also a cottage with a full kitchen within 20 feet of the shed , so I had no need to add additional cooking facilities. I do have a dishwasher under the bar, not sure if you can see it from the pictures or not, this is most helpful for glasses.

Hope this info helps !
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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #66 on: December 05, 2010, 12:07:18 PM »
Hope this info helps !

Hi Chris,
Thanks for your response. 
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On Tap Now:
1. Irish Red Ale
2. American Amber Ale
3. Kolsch
4. Scotch Ale
5. Strong Scotch Ale
6. Key Lime Pie (11%) Chilled to 29 deg. F. you can not even taste the alcohol.

It is time to start brewing again.

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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #67 on: January 04, 2011, 07:01:07 AM »
I was asked to post a few more of my brewing system, so here are some additional shots :

















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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2011, 09:32:58 AM »
The above can be labeled only one way: Beer Porn....very, very nice.
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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #69 on: January 04, 2011, 01:08:18 PM »
Very nice.
Are the copper bands there to keep the kettles in place?
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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #70 on: January 04, 2011, 04:44:25 PM »
Very nice.
Are the copper bands there to keep the kettles in place?

Just decorations from a friend who is a machinist, he had some 1/4" stock laying around , he rolled and engraved them.

Another aspect is the boil kettle is in the center position, opposed to many that have the BK on the right, this allowed me to keep the control panel housed within the frame, this is a HERMS system, so only two burners( the 23 tip ones that everyone hates, and can't be controlled- ::))- sarcasm
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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #71 on: January 04, 2011, 06:01:09 PM »
Every time I see your pics I get the almost overwhelming urge to masturbate. Is there something wrong with me?
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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #72 on: January 04, 2011, 06:43:35 PM »
Every time I see your pics I get the almost overwhelming urge to masturbate. Is there something wrong with me?

Nope...go ahead   wrist one off    if you need to  ::)
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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #73 on: January 04, 2011, 07:29:45 PM »
Very nice nano-brewery...very nice indeed. I'd love to see it in action.

I am in the final stages of building my single tier brewstand. I am hoping to have it up and running by the spring. I am using a RIMS. I started buying tri-clamp fittings and...MAN...they are expensive. Where did you buy for all of your SS fittings?
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Re: My Brewery and Alehouse-Shed
« Reply #74 on: January 04, 2011, 07:49:00 PM »
Looking at that set up I may need not just my wrist, but my elbow, shoulder maybe two hands and knees as well.
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