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BrewsStand Costs?
« on: May 16, 2011, 06:19:33 AM »
I'm in the process of planning out, and building a single tier HERMS system.  As I started to cost it out, I'm seeing the bottom line getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger.  For example, if I go hard plumbing beer lines, I'm looking at $500 in stainless pipe fittings alone.  Is it really a ~$2500 build?

I'd love to know ballpark costs, from other brewers out there, and any tips / hints suggestions to save a buck.  I get the feeling this wont be a quick build otherwise.

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Re: BrewsStand Costs?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 06:17:07 PM »
This is the route i'm going. Not sure if it is exactly what you are looking for. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/weldless-brew-stand-174224/

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Re: BrewsStand Costs?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 11:32:31 PM »
This is the route i'm going. Not sure if it is exactly what you are looking for. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/weldless-brew-stand-174224/

Nice! This will be my route as well.
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Re: BrewsStand Costs?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2011, 08:12:36 PM »
There is something about zinc and heat.
They are not good for you.

Just keep it in mind.
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Re: BrewsStand Costs?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 08:27:53 PM »
I'm using gas on my system but here is how i could have saved money on my build. I use hoses on my stand which were pretty cheap. Do you plan to batch sparge or fly sparge? if you batch sparge you can cut the cost of a second pump. My stand was about $2k to build (including building my keggles) and it followed the Brutus 10 plans for the most part. But i will say, it added up quickly once you start getting to fittings, thermometers, any automation etc. I went the route of a BCS controller and could have saved a few hundred between the controller, SSR's, transformer etc, if i just got 2 love controllers. The one thing that hosed me when i was building is i didn't plan well enough when ordering online. Get a list of all your parts and where you plan to purchase them from before you buy anything, otherwise you will eat a ton of unnecessary cost in shipping.  I have no idea how to post a picture otherwise i would post a pic of my stand for you.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2011, 08:31:21 PM by aviking427 »
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Re: BrewsStand Costs?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2011, 05:30:59 AM »
  I have no idea how to post a picture otherwise i would post a pic of my stand for you.

First you have to post the pic to a web-based photo site, like picasa or potobucket.  Then you copy the address of the photo in the middle of the symbols that look like this
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Re: BrewsStand Costs?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2011, 06:44:08 AM »
 I have no idea how to post a picture otherwise i would post a pic of my stand for you.

First you have to post the pic to a web-based photo site, like picasa or potobucket.  Then you copy the address of the photo in the middle of the symbols that look like this

oh ok. https://picasaweb.google.com/105571156420332865880/BrewStandBuild?locked=true#5637537941160820626
« Last Edit: August 06, 2011, 08:18:16 AM by bonjour »
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Re: BrewsStand Costs?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2011, 07:19:59 AM »
  I have no idea how to post a picture otherwise i would post a pic of my stand for you.

First you have to post the pic to a web-based photo site, like picasa or potobucket.  Then you copy the address of the photo in the middle of the symbols that look like this

oh ok.
[img][img] is what Imeant to type.  Click on the symbol that looks like a picture and that will show up in the post.
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Re: BrewsStand Costs?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2011, 08:00:21 AM »
yeah thats what i did. Let me try again.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2011, 08:17:17 AM by bonjour »
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Re: BrewsStand Costs?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2011, 09:20:24 AM »
When you hit that link it says "nothing to see here"
Is your photo locked?  It needs to be accessible to the general public.
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