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Offline dswan75

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My Brewery
« on: November 01, 2017, 09:02:37 PM »
I've got half of my garage setup for brewing. Yup, that's a bathtub, and it is awesome for cleaning. Lol  First fridge is for beer storage and carbonation, second one I ferment in. (Temp controller to come someday). It's a work in progress but sure enjoy brew day with some tunes on.

More of the garage will be consumed for a beer storage freezer and more fermentation chambers. (some day. Lol)

I've got my boil pot and HLT swapped in the pic, I was cleaning the valves at the time and had the boil pot up where i could work on it..



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« Last Edit: November 01, 2017, 09:28:10 PM by dswan75 »
Planned: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone, Primary:  - , Secondary: -, Kegged: - Bottled: Clawhammer DIPA, Notti Red Head, Storm Beer, Uncle Porter

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Re: My Brewery
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 10:39:09 PM »
Looking good! nice to have that much dedicated space. Bathtub is great, I'd love to have a "sink" that big to wash gear in
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Re: My Brewery
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 11:24:43 PM »
Nice set up, it looks like youre set up pretty similar to me. A brew stand is something thats been on my to-do list for awhile, but I just sort of achieve the same thing on a counter for now.

If you're holding back on the temperature controller I probably spend less than $20 for everything on mine. I just used an aquarium temp controller from amazon hooked up to the fridge and a homemade paint can heater.

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Re: My Brewery
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 10:20:14 AM »
Looking good! nice to have that much dedicated space. Bathtub is great, I'd love to have a "sink" that big to wash gear in
You should have seen the look on the plumbers face that came to install nb power water heater. Lol. . What the hell you have a bathtub mounted up off the floor for??? He thought I might be washing the dog or something.

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Re: My Brewery
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 03:36:02 PM »
Awesome setup..  I really like the tub/sink idea!

My garage has turned into a makeshift brewery as well...  Cars are fine outside   :rock:
Give a man a beer and he'll waste an hour, teach him how to brew beer and he'll waste a lifetime.

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Re: My Brewery
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 04:57:09 PM »
yea the tub is great for bottle washing and bottling too... i made a framework that sits over top of it all and my bottle tower can drain off into it, and a spot where i bottle that sits on a grill and the foam over can just run into the tub. its great really... looks kinda funny but super functional!

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Re: My Brewery
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 11:28:55 AM »
Looking good! nice to have that much dedicated space. Bathtub is great, I'd love to have a "sink" that big to wash gear in
You should have seen the look on the plumbers face that came to install nb power water heater. Lol. . What the hell you have a bathtub mounted up off the floor for??? He thought I might be washing the dog or something.

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I have had people come into my garage and think that I am running a meth lab because of all of the copper coil, pots, burners, and Erlenmeyer flasks kicking around.

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Re: My Brewery
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 11:48:37 AM »
Looking good! nice to have that much dedicated space. Bathtub is great, I'd love to have a "sink" that big to wash gear in
You should have seen the look on the plumbers face that came to install nb power water heater. Lol. . What the hell you have a bathtub mounted up off the floor for??? He thought I might be washing the dog or something.

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I have had people come into my garage and think that I am running a meth lab because of all of the copper coil, pots, burners, and Erlenmeyer flasks kicking around.
Lol yup.. it's instantly a "still" to the people who don't know the brewing process. "Oh! You have a still!" .... no, no its not a still. Please don't tell people I have a still. Lol

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Re: My Brewery
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 02:04:35 PM »
My landlord has sent in a few contractors and various service people and more than one has said "don't worry, I won't tell your landlord about your still, but you should hide it better"