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My basement electric brewery
« on: March 11, 2014, 08:57:47 PM »
It took a long time but here it is:



Hot Liquor Tank



Mash Tun during recirculation



Mash Tun during sparge (with Morebeer sparge arm - not needed or necessary but very cool)



BOIL !



The Controller (it can launch missles when not brewing)



The Sink



The brewery "Guardian"



The Fermenters



Storage



The Brewery facing West



The Brewery facing East



The Grain Mill with the new hopper (outside on the patio)



Grain Hopper with 28 lbs of grain

« Last Edit: March 11, 2014, 09:17:35 PM by snowtiger87 »
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 10:57:07 PM »
Sweet! 

Now I have to buy some sheet SS and break out my riveting gun and expand my cereal killer hopper.

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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 11:29:17 PM »
Beauty!
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 04:15:29 AM »
Wow! Very cool.

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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 04:58:07 AM »
Good work!
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 05:12:50 AM »
Wow, that is a beautiful system. Awesome work !
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 05:48:47 AM »
Sweet!

What is that SS rack behind the sink? Looks like I need one of those
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 05:50:33 AM »
Pretty awesome.  Wish I had such a space to dedicate to my brewery.... Jelly.
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 05:52:04 AM »
A labor of love! And a floor drain! Did you put an addition onto the house for this brewery?

Green with envy. :)
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 06:11:06 AM »
Nice work!  Jealous!
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2014, 06:17:10 AM »
nice job!
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2014, 08:12:31 AM »
Awesome!  I am a little bit jealous too! :)
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2014, 09:06:06 AM »
Thanks everyone. The system is really satisfying to brew on. No new adition to the house, just part of the finished basement. We have raised flooring in the basement so that made gettting the floor drain in easier. The rack behind the system is "Gridwall" I think? I have the same one behind the sink.

I don't cut or rivet SS so I made my hopper from particle board.
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Re: My basement electric brewery
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2014, 09:14:21 AM »
Did you go with the kit or assembled controller?
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