Browsing Archive: April, 2015

HLT

Posted by Lucas on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, In : Budget Brewery Build 
Well, the Hot Liquor Tank is done. The first half was easy. I was a bit nervous drilling through the steel. One mistake and it could be ugly for life or worse...ruined! I took my time and made two perfect holes. I am really happy with how this looks and eventually how it will function. Getting the weldless fittings just right took some time. I was initially tightening way too much. Those little rubber washers or o-ring gaskets only need about half a turn past hand tight; trust me, water wont ...
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Wooden Brew Sculpture

Posted by Lucas on Friday, April 24, 2015, In : Brewery Projects 
Well, the brew stand is finally complete, right down to the wheels and last coat of sealer. To be honest, this took me much longer than I wanted. I am very happy with the design and wasted almost no wood at all, but it took many evenings of cutting, attaching, and thinking. I will leave this outside under an overhang so I am curious to see how it holds up under exposure to sunlight in the summer and cooler/wetter conditions in the Fall and Winter.

At the very least, I now have a mobile, safe ...
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