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Newest Brew-Sculpture

Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:31 am
by Kbar
Began this project for two reasons - (1) I have very little floor space in the garage but it is two stories high, the original system was 8 feet long by 3 feet. (2) wanted a gravity fed system, pump enabled/assisted but did not find any well priced systems.

Looked at the Blichmann system, but thought, I can do that. This is what popped out.

Highlights;
1-Typical 3 tier system but pumps to help or assist with fluid flows
2-RIMS system as in the photos (110V, 1500W)
3-HLT is a 4500W element
4-Blichmann Burner and 30 Plate CFC.
5-Water manifold and filter system
6-Based on extruded Aluminum framing, 3x3", all shelves and arms and main column are the 3x3" cross sections, much like Blichmann, but not their style shelves
7-Pumps house in AL boxes for drip protection
8-3 Way Tri-clamp Ball Valve to replace the 3 way ball valve on the RIMS selector

Phase 2 - Organize the Electronics (PID, Switches, Temp feedback, etc.) into one box. It resides in a tool box currently, but want to move to the stand so the connections are simple - one water input and one 240V 4 wire input.

Was a fun project. Sad the build is at a close (somewhat), glad it is time to brew again!!

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Re: Newest Brew-Sculpture

Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:23 pm
by BDawg
Nice!

Re: Newest Brew-Sculpture

Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:34 pm
by snowcapt
You, sir, are insane.
Carry on, Soldier, carry on.

Re: Newest Brew-Sculpture

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:48 am
by baltobrewer
Holy Stainless Fittings, Batman! That's killer...and you suck.

Re: Newest Brew-Sculpture

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:22 am
by BrewChoPs
Didn't see any automation there. You got like 20 gnomes to operate all the valves or something?

crazy shit there! :asshat:

Re: Newest Brew-Sculpture

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:30 pm
by kcschmitt
That's badass.

Re: Newest Brew-Sculpture

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:41 pm
by Lewybrewing
Well, 1st off, very nicely done. Secondly, brew a batch on that bitch and report back.

Lewy

Re: Newest Brew-Sculpture

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:38 pm
by Kbar
Lewybrewing wrote:Well, 1st off, very nicely done. Secondly, brew a batch on that bitch and report back.

Lewy


Absolutely. Hopefully Friday. Thanks!

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