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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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Mash Tun is Done

Posted by Lucas on Monday, October 20, 2014, In : Budget Brewery Build 
I started with the easy one. Found the cooler online for a reasonable price and then pieced together fittings I thought I would like based on quality.

One note* Because I went with a longer ball valve handle it actually has to go upside down. I don't think it is noticeable to anyone looking at the system as a whole, but thought I should point that out. Because it is upside down the little fitting to keep it "locked" closed doesn't slip over the top (it is now the bottom); I don't think it wil...
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Here we go!

Posted by Lucas on Monday, October 13, 2014, In : Budget Brewery Build 

Website construction is underway - I am thinking this will help me document the process for others interested as well as plan out my steps as I add basic pieces to the steps of home brewing and then follow up with additions and accessories. It also provides an easy format for shared photos and ideas from others as I work on the Budget Brewery
Thanks for reading and thanks for the early encouragement and support!
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