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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2012, 01:21:24 PM »
It makes a great back saver, not to mention a really nice lift.

Sweet!  :)
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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2012, 02:00:22 PM »
Denny with the tubing I would still have to lift a mash tun after filling it for gravity to make the tube work. The idea of this table is to eliminate lifting. Like a tower does.
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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2012, 02:24:41 PM »
Bluesman another nice thing is when I am done brewing I wheel (not carry) my tun full of spent grain to the driveway for.cleaning. This thing really eliminated a lot of lifting. I am 56 years old and have had 3 hernia surgeries since I was 50. So eliminating bulky awkward lifting is priceless to me. I am thinking about putting another one of these in my basement so after racking to my bottling bucket I can just jack that up for bottling. Instead of lifting it onto a stool.
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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2012, 03:21:22 PM »
Great idea! What does one of those cost and how much will it lift. I see a birthday idea in the future.  :)

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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2012, 03:36:47 PM »
It was $159 and has a 500 pound capacity. I got it at Harbor Freight.
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So simple but so nice
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2012, 03:50:57 PM »
Denny with the tubing I would still have to lift a mash tun after filling it for gravity to make the tube work. The idea of this table is to eliminate lifting. Like a tower does.

It's always interesting to compare different people's methods.  I fill my mash tun in place using a pitcher so I don't have to lift it.


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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2012, 04:38:14 PM »
It was $159 and has a 500 pound capacity. I got it at Harbor Freight.

Not bad and you can wheel it out to the compost bin, trash or ??? That's a small price when compared to doctor bills.

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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2012, 08:26:00 PM »
I heat my strike water on my stove while drinking my morning coffee. Then haul it out to my garage/brewery on my two wheel hand truck. Grind and add my grain. Then, before getting this thing, I had to lift it onto an old thermal cooler fridge I used as a shelf for it. Now I wheel it out and set it on this cart in the low position and jack it up or down depending on where I need it.
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« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2012, 08:42:30 PM »
I heat my strike water on my stove while drinking my morning coffee. Then haul it out to my garage/brewery on my two wheel hand truck. Grind and add my grain. Then, before getting this thing, I had to lift it onto an old thermal cooler fridge I used as a shelf for it. Now I wheel it out and set it on this cart in the low position and jack it up or down depending on where I need it.

Wow, what a procedure!  I can see that the table would be really useful for you.


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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2012, 09:11:54 AM »
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I fill my mash tun in place using a pitcher so I don't have to lift it.

I do the same. On the counter next to the stove and strike/sparge water pot.
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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2012, 09:46:51 AM »
Bluesman another nice thing is when I am done brewing I wheel (not carry) my tun full of spent grain to the driveway for.cleaning. This thing really eliminated a lot of lifting. I am 56 years old and have had 3 hernia surgeries since I was 50. So eliminating bulky awkward lifting is priceless to me. I am thinking about putting another one of these in my basement so after racking to my bottling bucket I can just jack that up for bottling. Instead of lifting it onto a stool.
I like the fact that it's on wheels.  If it did steps, I would be sold!   ;D
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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2012, 09:56:36 AM »
Bluesman another nice thing is when I am done brewing I wheel (not carry) my tun full of spent grain to the driveway for.cleaning. This thing really eliminated a lot of lifting. I am 56 years old and have had 3 hernia surgeries since I was 50. So eliminating bulky awkward lifting is priceless to me. I am thinking about putting another one of these in my basement so after racking to my bottling bucket I can just jack that up for bottling. Instead of lifting it onto a stool.
I like the fact that it's on wheels.  If it did steps, I would be sold!   ;D

A march pump really helps in situations like this. Set things up right and you won't have to lift a thing except to clean...

That being said I filled my kettle one gallon at a time with a pitcher last night, and once done brewing then gravity fed the wort out to my fermenter sitting on the kitchen floor. I only had to lift the full bucket once and place in the freezmenter. Body protests though!

What I'd like to do is avoid a back injury or hernia also. Will inspect process more closely to see how I can eliminate most lifting.

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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2012, 05:18:00 AM »
I can see a lot of uses for one of those things in my future. Thanks for the info.

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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2012, 09:14:46 AM »
I love stuff I can buy for my husband that he will be ecstatic over (he's a car guy) that I can use for brewing. No more carrying water from the house to the driveway...I'll just fill my keggle and wheel it outside, light the burner and.........  ;) Happy Anniversary hon!!!!!
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Re: So simple but so nice
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2012, 11:25:07 AM »
A jack-off table? You need a special table for that? :o

Why not just raise the empty tun in the first place? I usually just rest mine on a couple kegs, fill with strike water and dough in. Then run into the kettle directly or use grants.


For vertically-challenged brewers, getting the strike water into the tun is awkward and potentially dangerous. I have to get up and down on a kickstool in my kitchen to pour it in a gallon at a time, which also is just begging for a splashed-hot-water incident, and then I still have to hoist the kettle on to the stove (edit: or pour the wort into the kettle a gallon at a time, which is what I do most often). Unless this thing did steps, I couldn't use it for everything I need (such as taking out the spent grain), but it does get filed under "tools that can ease the process." I like this thread -- very helpful. (I do have a Radio Flyer, which is great for dragging stuff around the apartment.)

I've given up on brewing outdoors or brewing more than 3 gallons because of the hitches in the physical process.

Hmmm... I wonder if I painted it to match the living room, if I could justify it as a side table...
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