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Rolling Solera stand (pic)
« on: March 31, 2010, 09:07:19 AM »
Well it ain't really beautiful, but tiz functional and I am not worried about
the weight of the liquid making it crash down...

Tried to get it the height to rack into cornies and not so tall I cannot
get fresh beer back into the thing.... ;)
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Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 10:15:41 AM »
sweet.  Now what is in that puppy?
« Last Edit: March 31, 2010, 10:42:54 AM by enso »
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Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 10:37:27 AM »
Well, It had red wine in it briefly...fresh dump...
I am currently fermenting 15 gallons of a rochefort attempt.
When that finishes, I plan to put the beer into the oak and add
some Brett Lambicus and 10 lbs of Sour Cherries.  The brett and
Cherries may wait for a while until I pull like 5 gallons of beer back out
of the oak in a couple months.....
So it would be a BSDA
« Last Edit: March 31, 2010, 10:40:38 AM by 1vertical »
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Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 10:45:55 AM »
Nice stand.  I built one a bit shorter for my 15 gallon barrel, hopefully enough to get 5 gallons out so I can lift it to drain the rest.  I didn't notice if you put casters on the stand, but I did this for mine so that I could wheel it off to a corner where it could sit undisturbed. 
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Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 10:46:17 AM »
Mmmm.  Delicious!  That sounds really, really good.  Have fun, hope it goes well.

Stand seems like a really good idea.  So long as you don't need to go up or down stairs...   :o


Will it roll well when fully loaded?
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Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 11:00:06 AM »

Will it roll well when fully loaded?

Not sure if you meant when the barrel was loaded, or when I am loaded...lol

Testing that in the future....no stairs...lol.  Another thing that would work is
the forearm forklift, 2 ppl could move it easily then. Or you could just sling
suspend it between uprights on the straps.

I didn't notice if you put casters on the stand

It is built upon a furniture dolly...12$ cheepo from harbor freight.
I will still need a couple of angle supports at the bases of the legs....hurricane clips or something
or a horizontal stringer/spreader to keep em from folding over...
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Re: Rolling Solera stand (pic)
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2010, 11:24:06 AM »
sweet.  Now what is in that puppy?

Put the rochefort beer in the Oak this AM<

Rolling solera stand rolls fully loaded just fine...I am careful when moving it tho....
lift the wheels up over thresholds etc. She is HEAVY
« Last Edit: April 07, 2010, 12:03:07 PM by 1vertical »
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