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Home Brewery Build

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by klyph, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. klyph

    klyph Dismember VIP

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    Well, this is how I've been keeping busy during the freezing cold months of winter.

    Here's a few pics of the kegs and the angle grinder jig I made.
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    Drilling the holes with step bits is a PAIN in the ASS. Don't get a cheap step bit, this one lasted one hole before I had to go buy a decent one.
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    Here's the 50' 1/2" coil. I wrapped it around a corny keg.
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    Tiny fingers are best for getting the dirt out of the crevices.
    This will be the boil keggle.
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    Here's the Mash Tun and Hot Liquor Tank with valves and pickup tubes installed.
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    This is the HLT showing the holes for the coil.
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    Now I need to order sight glass/thermometers, hose and quick disconnects, and a pump before this can proceed.
     
  2. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    beer or moonshine?:ph34r:
     
  3. 92stoccord

    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    Make me an oil tank :ph34r:

    :D
     
  4. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    You would have LaBatt kegs. Haha. Looking sweet.
     
  5. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    ur doing this instead of finishing ur CVCC... blasphemy!!
     
  6. klyph

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    Shhhhh...
    I'm doing this instead of going crazy getting cabin fever. Don't you worry sunshine, I'll get to it when I have the means.
     
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    Sweet! How much did the copper pipe run you? I've been looking to make a compressed air dryer out of a coil of copper tubing like that, submersed in ice water to chill the air inside.
     
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    Is the littel girl a sercret ingredient..you might wanna chck your state and fedreal laws, im not sure you can boil children anymore....

    other then that...kick ass setup
     
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    looks good
    one question though
    u planning on running your home brewery open header?







    :ph34r:
     
  12. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Definitely missed the joke about open header somewhere along the lines...
     
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    Didn't you see the last pic without the coil installed?

    OPEN HEADER!!!
     
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    win!
     
  15. double0Si

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    That is the most beautiful sight these tired old eyes have ever seen. :clapping:
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I keep meaning to get into home brewing, but I start shopping around and find the stuff I want (far be it from me to half-ass anything) And the costs run up to a thousand++, then I decide its silly to get into such a thing at such a great expense.. I wait a few months and the whole process starts all over again. I don't think I'll ever actually do it..

    Looking damn good though. Maybe you can crank out an HS limited edition run of say, 2 million beers, and distribute them to us.. All in favor say aye!
     
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    INJEN78 HS LEGEND

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    thats pretty damn awesome...
     
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    Aye. Why don't you buy it piece by piece and sell product to recoup cost?
     
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    You need many permits/licenses/inspections to legally sell alcoholic beverages that you produce.

    I don't think they can restrict you on bartering with it... :ph34r:
     
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    Honestly, you can get started with just a couple hundred bucks of equipment. That's what I did, but be prepared, after tasting the fruits of your labor, you'll be willing to blow a couple grand on nice stuff. I know if I had a couple grand, it'd be blown.
     
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