Brewery rebuild

Postby Popcorn » Wed Sep 21, 2016 19:56

After 7 odd years of being built and at least three years not being used, I'm getting back on the the wagon and rebuilding my brewery, moving it from my two level trolley onto a single level purpose built setup.
Here's some pics of the start of the build.

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That's how it looked to start with

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Had to move all this wood up there to create space.

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Which made this gap to put my beer fridge in.

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Having to empty the fridges to move them.

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Now I have new cupboards, the base for all brewing activities.

Will need to rewire my controls and mount in a new box. Going to keep the plastic 60ltr for the time being, will be upgrading to 100ltr ss.

More to come as I get on with it.




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Re: Brewery rebuild

Postby Brewedout » Wed Sep 21, 2016 20:17

Looking good so far!
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Re: Brewery rebuild

Postby PhatFil » Wed Sep 21, 2016 22:11

Almost as long a build time my brewshed took (is taking) Making good progress now though. Keep it up ..
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Re: Brewery rebuild

Postby Rolfster » Wed Sep 21, 2016 22:21

Looks mint!
I'm very jealous. I have to wait until the house is quiet before I drag my kit out of the cellar and take over the kitchen.
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Re: Brewery rebuild

Postby Popcorn » Sat Oct 01, 2016 17:36

A good days work today. Decided for speed to go back to two levels. I will need second pump etc, so this is the quickest fix. Once I'm running I shall start building a new control box for two pumps and single 3kw elements in each pot, rather than the two 2.5kw I have now. I have reworked the pipes to the herms, and fitted a whirlpool feed to the boiler. Built stand for the Herms and stand for the mash tun. Stripped and cleaned the Scotsman pump and rewired it with longer lead.

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Re: Brewery rebuild

Postby Popcorn » Sat Oct 08, 2016 17:13

All wired! Pids tuned, caustic deep clean done. The bucket was thick brown after an hour running caustic at 82c. I really didn't think it was that bad.

Porter brew next weekend :D

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Re: Brewery rebuild

Postby boab44stout » Tue Nov 29, 2016 14:00

wow fair bit of gunk there what cleaner did you use whats your herms coil is it copper
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Re: Brewery rebuild

Postby boab44stout » Fri Dec 02, 2016 15:53

hope all goes well with your new brewery set up looking good
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Re: Brewery rebuild

Postby Popcorn » Fri Dec 23, 2016 18:56

Sorry been awol recently. Yes it's copper. I cleaned with hot Caustic, and several hot rinses. First brewday went well no hic ups.

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