3 tiers. Heavy as hell. Ugly as shit. But here is my baby:

Tue May 03, 2011 9:01 pm

3 tiers. Heavy as hell. Ugly as shit. But here is my baby:

Day one in the welding shop, we built the first 2 tiers:Image
I did every weld myself while being overseen my my very skilled cousin. Some look nice, some look like they came out of a toothpaste tube, but the fker is solid.

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2 tiers done:
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After a few batches I made it back out to the farm and built the third tier:
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Sparge Arm
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I needed to come up with some shielding for the heat on the mash tun:
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The wife, patiently waiting for the barleywine.
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Not as shinny as some of the systems, but it was a great learning project, and it is close to the kegerator.
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Re: 3 tiers. Heavy as hell. Ugly as shit. But here is my baby:

Wed May 04, 2011 5:10 am

Love the getto sparge! :twisted:
Good job! :jnj
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Re: 3 tiers. Heavy as hell. Ugly as shit. But here is my baby:

Wed May 04, 2011 5:33 am

captain carrot wrote:Love the getto sparge! :twisted:
Good job! :jnj

Yeah! Just dont forget to put it back on the car before you drive! :lol: :lol:
That is classic, my man, simply classic :lol:
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Re: 3 tiers. Heavy as hell. Ugly as shit. But here is my baby:

Wed May 04, 2011 7:06 am

Castors and some tubing seem like good first upgrades. :wink:
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Re: 3 tiers. Heavy as hell. Ugly as shit. But here is my baby:

Wed May 04, 2011 11:18 am

Man that's tough dude, gotta real shovelhead prison look to it!
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Re: 3 tiers. Heavy as hell. Ugly as shit. But here is my baby:

Wed May 04, 2011 7:28 pm

Yeah, had to get creative for heat shields and sparge arm :oops: .

The first brew on the 3 tier setup was an IPA, and a buddy knocked that brigs and straton box into the boil kettle just a few minutes before it got to a boil.

The big debate was whether to call the beer:
"Indian Ghetto"
or
"Skid Plate IPA" (because the B and S part was a skid for the snow blower)

All I know is that the 2 named IPA was the best beer I ever brewed. I was getting worried that we would blow the keg on day one while brewing the barleywine.
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Re: 3 tiers. Heavy as hell. Ugly as shit. But here is my baby:

Fri May 06, 2011 8:15 pm

Sorry I'm new to all grain concepts,,,, What is a sparg arm? I know what a sparg is. :?:
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Re: 3 tiers. Heavy as hell. Ugly as shit. But here is my baby:

Sat May 07, 2011 6:32 am

lunitick1976 wrote:Sorry I'm new to all grain concepts,,,, What is a sparg arm? I know what a sparg is. :?:


A sparge arm is a bent license plate moving the water from the HLT to the MT.

Build looks great 262. I like the "personal touches".
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