Building a brew sculpture.....

Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:02 pm

I am at a point where I want to start using a sculpture when brewing. I want to make my own and I am looking for info on materials.

1. is angle iron from an old bed frame strong enough to create a system? This assumes proper bracing of the base and the uprights.

2. Is the metal from said bed frame heat resistant enough to deal with the mounted burners.

3. I am currently making 5 gallon batches, but I envision a time when I will be doing 10 gallons, I want this system to be able to accommodate this, so any pointers on the base design will be very helpful.

Thanks for any help you can give.
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Re: Building a brew sculpture.....

Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:51 pm

1. yep
2. yep
3. hmmmmmm study hard and practice

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Re: Building a brew sculpture.....

Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:20 pm

Thanks Snowcapt. That helps a lot.
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Re: Building a brew sculpture.....

Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:28 am

Bill,
I brew on a sculpture made from old bed frames. If you ever want to see it I brew Monday nights in Epsom not far from the traffic circle. Either PM me here or hit my email/facebook and I can give you more info.

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Re: Building a brew sculpture.....

Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:18 am

NHbeerscene wrote:Thanks Snowcapt. That helps a lot.

I do what I can...
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Re: Building a brew sculpture.....

Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:30 pm

Using old bed frames means it's all about the design. Like you said it's all about sufficient bracing. Which brings up a question, how many bed frames do you have? When I built my system I used just shy of 60 feet of 1.5" square tubing. I'm going to guess that a queen sized cheap metal bed frame might have 16' of pretty thin angle. Depending on what kind of system you are thinking about you are going to need at least a couple of old bed frames.
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Re: Building a brew sculpture.....

Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:23 pm

I built my sculpture from a bed frame that I found next to a dumpster. It has served me well. Let me know if you want anymore details on it.

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