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Guinea Muddler - and the new brewshed

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 13:21
by BigYin
Since moving house back in April I've not been able to brew - the shed that came with the new house was FULL of old stuff and a billion large spiders....

Over the summer I've been able to gradually get the shed into a reasonable state so that I could start to fit it out to be my new brewshed.

I still had loads to do, but I also had annual leave to use up before year-end, so I took 2 days off and set to.

I'll not bore you with the list of jobs, but I'm particularly happy with the steel framed shelf I welded up to support the big 50 Litre HLT

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I sorted all the wiring in the shed a while back, but the last thing needed was an extractor fan - although I then rejigged the layout a bit and the fan position isn't perfect. Oh well.

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With the final bits sorted and everything cleaned up, that was a day and half gone, so the last half day was used to brew :D

And there we have 42 litres of lovely stout in the fermenter

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The ferment is being controlled by a brewpi (self build of course) and this morning was rather busy sorting out the device configuration which I had thought was sorted, but the heater wasn't switching on... however we seem to be sorted now.... fingers crossed!

Re: Guinea Muddler - and the new brewshed

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 16:54
by LeithR
Lovely job, always good to see an old facility come back into use - well done BY!

Re: Guinea Muddler - and the new brewshed

PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 21:19
by Rolfster
Looks good. I'm very jealous of your brewshed. It looks great!

Re: Guinea Muddler - and the new brewshed

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 07:45
by Brewzee
Looks amazeing I must get my shed stuff together I brew in the kitchen and it gets pretty humid, smells great as far as Im concerned but others dont always agree.

Re: Guinea Muddler - and the new brewshed

PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:24
by BigYin
Thanks Gents :cheers:

When I started brewing I used the utility room since it was handy, and right at the back door. I did however have to clean the walls every time with all the condensation running down them....

When I moved out of there I tried brewing in the kitchen of the new house, but too much condensation- not happy with it.

I then converted the shed into a brewshed and was much happier with that arrangement as I could easily fit extractor fan(s) and no longer needed to worry so much about condensation :D

Having a brewshed IS a luxury though - it really only has the one function - but it means being able to leave the brewing kit in place, so starting a brew is that much quicker :D

This new brewshed is that little bit bigger than my last one - and that means I have space for a little freezer so store my hops, and a tall fridge that is my fermenting 'box', heating and cooling controlled by the brew-pi, and I even have space to store all my grain, empty bottles etc 8-) It's brilliant!

Mind you, the wife does moan that I've taken over the shed.... and the garage (motorbikes, work bench, oh, and fridge for beer, and a converted freezer that is now a cornie cooler) - she may have a point :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Re: Guinea Muddler - and the new brewshed

PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 19:32
by Monte Cristo
Looks a fine set up there BY, not jealous one bit :mrgreen: .
I need to sort my brewing area out which is in my garage I keep saying I'm going to do it but something always get in the way. :hat: