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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2010, 03:26:14 PM »
Wifi and a water proof keyboard, nice sound system. If money were no object a dishwasher...
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2010, 04:50:37 PM »
Wifi and a water proof keyboard, nice sound system. If money were no object a dishwasher...

haha  - a dishwasher might be pushing it.  wifi will be all over the house, so no issue there - will just keep the laptop away from any water sources (or 'sampling' friends).  but speakers in the brewhouse is one thing I'd forgot, good idea!

BTW, a nice alley for cornhole will be right outside the door.
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2010, 06:06:24 PM »
A Disco Bar is a must have.  ;D




but seriously...a small wet bar with a kegerator is a plus.
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2010, 06:16:02 PM »

but seriously...a small wet bar with a kegerator is a plus.

true, but the main 'house bar' including 5-6 taps will be a mere 60 air conditioned feet away from the brewhouse, so its not necessity, but its a consideration.
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2010, 06:21:14 PM »
if there is ever the chance for the dishwasher or wetbar you might want to consider stubbing the lines in.  easier now than later, and little cost.
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2010, 06:59:03 PM »
Got have a stripper pole...man, you should see what I can do on one of those things.
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2010, 07:36:17 PM »
Has anybody thought about some kind of trash shoot/compost bin/giant trash can?  All of that grain has to go somewhere. 
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2010, 07:40:29 PM »
Has anybody thought about some kind of trash shoot/compost bin/giant trash can?  All of that grain has to go somewhere. 

another good idea, but I'm gonna have to bucket the spent grains to the compost pile out on the other end of  the yard  :(
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2010, 09:14:34 PM »
Got have a stripper pole...man, you should see what I can do on one of those things.

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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2010, 08:07:06 AM »
Got have a stripper pole...man, you should see what I can do on one of those things.

Uhh....no thanks.   :P
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2010, 08:49:39 AM »
Got have a stripper pole...man, you should see what I can do on one of those things.

Is there some way I can wash that image out of my mind?   :o
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2010, 08:50:45 AM »
Has anybody thought about some kind of trash shoot/compost bin/giant trash can?  All of that grain has to go somewhere. 

another good idea, but I'm gonna have to bucket the spent grains to the compost pile out on the other end of  the yard  :(

Conveyor belt!  And just think of how much fun it would be to ride on when you're drunk!   ;)
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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2010, 09:15:34 AM »
Got have a stripper pole...man, you should see what I can do on one of those things.

Is there some way I can wash that image out of my mind?   :o

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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2010, 09:23:56 AM »
Got have a stripper pole...man, you should see what I can do on one of those things.

Is there some way I can wash that image out of my mind?   :o

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Re: Building the Ultimate Brewhouse?
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2010, 09:59:35 AM »
Boy if money wasn't an option, I would think one of those hot water on demand contraptions would be cool.  Before the Dry Dock got their new brew house, I got to brew my barleywine there.  They had this box that looked like one of those tankless water heaters, but it was a commercial one, so you could set the temp higher.  For the mash, we just entered in what temp we wanted (something like 174) and started the water flowing and it just came out at that temperature.  It cuts down on time and also means you don't need a HLT.  

What a cool idea - I'm in a basement design mode and I have an on demand feet from the proposed brew area.  Its a residential model, so only 140F max, but would cut down on HLT time.  Just need to add a filter to a hot water feed.  Fantastic idea!!!!