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My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:19:29 AM »
Brewing Walla Walla Style


This system is the result of keeping an eye out, and wanting to brew!
it is coupled with all tri clover fittings, tri clover pump, a groan 20 Steam kettle for my Mash.
pump connects to grant made from pony keg with sanitary fittings welded to grant.



when its time to knock down I just spin the fitting 180 and connect it to
the counter flow on the handle and pump it straight to my 27Gal fermenter
and what you dont see is the hot water on demand that gives me 180 degree water
off of propane.. no waiting to make hot water and you never run out during sparging.
Walk in cooler has just been added :) gtfmco@gmail.com

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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 09:53:26 AM »
Wow, snazzy!
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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 09:54:20 AM »
Good God, this is metal/beer/brewing porn at a level I seek to achieve!

In the fermenter:


Up coming brews:
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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2012, 10:42:34 AM »
Impressive! Those Groen steam kettles are pricey. Very nice setup.
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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 05:58:36 PM »
Do you use steam for the mashtun, or is it insulated?
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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 06:33:15 PM »
I'm digging your big pump, kettle, and fermenters. Do you have a big fridge for those conical fermenters? How do you control the temperature?
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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 06:41:05 AM »
Well, Damn!!
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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 06:54:01 AM »
Very nice, but do you have to haul all of that stuff outside every time you brew? I don't think my back could take that.

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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 04:21:25 PM »
Do you use steam for the mashtun, or is it insulated?

I actually pump hot water in it and use it as insulation, never had a problem dropping temp during mash

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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 04:27:41 PM »
I'm digging your big pump, kettle, and fermenters. Do you have a big fridge for those conical fermenters? How do you control the temperature?
Walk in Cooler is where the fermenter lives  ;D

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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 04:32:47 PM »
Very nice, but do you have to haul all of that stuff outside every time you brew? I don't think my back could take that.
actually I have a nice room for my hot side and cold side, I have a walk in cooler that the whole system fits in perfectly that I can brew and ferment in. it doesnt come out side very ofter.. too many bee's. after 1 back surgery I hear what your saying about packing vessels.. take care

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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2012, 06:53:42 PM »
Impressive! Those Groen steam kettles are pricey. Very nice setup.
get this, I bought that kettle at a scrap yard with lid and that tri clover pump mounted to it for $250.00. it came out of a soup kitchen, I couldnt get the money out fast enough, it is also good for fermenting, hook glycol up and its a chiller.. take care

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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2012, 07:20:58 PM »
All that stainless steel makes me smile.  Love it!  8)
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Re: My 25 Gallon System - Theres more than Wine in Walla Walla
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2012, 12:29:48 AM »
Impressive! Those Groen steam kettles are pricey. Very nice setup.
get this, I bought that kettle at a scrap yard with lid and that tri clover pump mounted to it for $250.00. it came out of a soup kitchen, I couldnt get the money out fast enough, it is also good for fermenting, hook glycol up and its a chiller.. take care

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