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Tom Daniels (12.216.0.79)
Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 06:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here's my new one tier setup. I just finished everything and tomorrow is its virgin brew. It's a brew buggy as it's on wheels and it's so damn heavy that my wife keeps telling me it needs an engine to move it. Anyway, it's one pump right now so I'll be batch sparging for a while, but what the hay!

Front of the Buggy

Front of the kettle level

The Pump and it's mount

The propane manifold.  I can run all three burners off of one tank.

The buggy from the side.
 

Bill Tobler (64.216.85.19)
Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 11:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice setup Tom. You have created a Hole into which you will pour all your money. And there ain't no bottom to it. Two suggestions, cover the pump with a shield to protect it from boilovers and plug that baby into a GFCI protected circuit. Have fun tomorrow!! I'm brewing 10 gallons of Steam beer tomorrow.

Building and Brewing in Texas
Bill Tobler
My Brewery
BrewBayou Club
 

Tom Daniels (12.216.0.79)
Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 11:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Bill. I installed a GFCI outlet especially for the buggy--wouldn't have even thought about running it without that. I also have a plan to make a shield out of some thin metal that I have laying around. When I can find my tin snips, I'll get that put into place.

Also discovered that my wheel barrow holds water! Works great to dump the spent grains and hops into for their trip out to the yard.
 

Mike Mayer (205.188.209.80)
Posted on Friday, January 03, 2003 - 03:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tom,

Where did you get that "mesh" shelving material? I have been looking for some of that for my brewing stand. I assume that it's stainless steel?

Mike
 

Tom Daniels (12.216.0.79)
Posted on Friday, January 03, 2003 - 04:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mike,

That's called expanded steel. It's the flat rolled version. It's 10 Gauge. My brother in law got it for me from one of his suppliers in Kansas City. Any metal shop can order the stuff. It comes in 4x8 sheets and cost me about $30. I had to cut it up.

It's not stainless. The quote I had on stainless was $200. Way out of my budget range. The shelves came with particle board surfaces and the expanded metal is much lighter than the particle board.

I cut the stuff with a disc grinder with a cutting disc and then knocked off the burrs with the grinder as well. It's attached with #14 self tapping sheet metal screws and fender washers.
 

Linda and Rick (128.210.205.141)
Posted on Saturday, January 04, 2003 - 02:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Hi Tom --

Very cool system and very nice to hear from you. We had a fine turnout for the THC meeting last Friday night, and shared your Christmas letter with some folks. We now have an "organizing committee" which is going to meet and develop a suggestion for how the THC should be run (based on the premise that with Bill gone it would now be quite foolish to assume that the club will somehow take care of itself without some minimal organization). Hope you can come back and see us one of these months or years! XOXO

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