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> New Brewery/Rig Completed, Thought I Would Share....
Kind_Gnome
post Jul 24 2007, 09:04 AM
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I just finished my new brew rig and its first brew session. I took a couple photos and thought I would share. First I would like to thank Lonnie McAllister for his work and documentation on Brutus 10. His information was inspiring when I first sat down to decide what I wanted to build. Here are some random summary points on this system: It is a 10 gallon system that has a temperature controlled Lauter Tun and Mash Tun. The temperature is controlled by Love temperature switches in combination with ASCO gas solenoid valves. All liquid is circulated and moved with two March 809 pumps. The wort is chilled with a custom made immersion chiller that is utilizes with both tap water and a circulating ice bath from the Lauter Tun. The wort is circulated in the boil kettle causing a gentle whirlpool effect that pushes the hops and break into the center. Water has been hard piped into the system and is feed via a garden hose. The water piping has three outputs for a cleaning garden hose, immersion chiller feed, and a custom water filter. Gas has also been hard piped into the system and is feed via 8' propane tube connected to a 0-30 PSI regulator. The factory regulators that came with each propane burner were utilized by connecting them directly to the hard pipe. Two propane pilot lights were custom made and installed for providing the Lauter Tun and Mash Tun flame when needed.

Here are some low resolution pictures:
Front:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/01.jpg)

Right Side:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/02.jpg)

Back:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/03.jpg)

Left Side:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/04.jpg)

Control Box/Gas Connections:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/05.jpg)

Control Box:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/06.jpg)

Pilot Lights:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/07.jpg)

Thermowells with Probes:
(Notice the Brass 4" Nipples..These are the only two pieces I want to replace with SS)
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/08.jpg)

Pumps/Underside:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/09.jpg)

Gas and Custom Water Filter:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/10.jpg)



Humm will not let me add additional photos...
Maybe after someone posts a reply I will be able to add more....

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post Jul 24 2007, 09:10 AM
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This rig is schweet...I saw it the other day post brewing....truly a thing of beauty.....well done bro!!
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post Jul 24 2007, 09:11 AM
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Another Front View:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/11.jpg)

Inside of Lauter Tun:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/12.JPG)

Inside of Mash Tun:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/13.JPG)

Inside of Boil Kettle:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/14.JPG)

Doughing-in by Under Letting the Grain Bed:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/15.JPG)

Sparging:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/16.JPG)

Chilling:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/17.JPG)


I am more then happy to field questions and post some addition detailed pictures if anyone would like sto see something a little closer. I hope to better document this rig and share it sometime in the future. Hope this inspires some one else to build and brew!!!!

-Jeff
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post Jul 24 2007, 09:16 AM
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That thing is tight! I don't dare ask how much money and time it took...ok, I'm asking!
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post Jul 24 2007, 09:42 AM
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QUOTE(JoePolvino @ Jul 24 2007, 10:16 AM) *
That thing is tight! I don't dare ask how much money and time it took...ok, I'm asking!


Time... Almost 3 months working on it when ever I got free time. 2 Kids limit that....
Cost... I have yet to sit down and add up all the recipts. I would guess between $500-$800.
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post Jul 24 2007, 10:06 AM
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Here are a couple CAD drawings I created at the start of the build. I didn't update them much but they were a starting point.

Stand Concept:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/Stand.jpg)

Electrical Layout:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/Electricial-Layout.jpg)

Control Box layout:
(IMG:http://www.jhartzell.com/Rig_Pics/Control-Box-Face-Plate-Layo.jpg)
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post Jul 24 2007, 10:22 AM
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Very very nice.

Love the gas control - wish I had thought of that ....

Bet your receipts are more than that !!!!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/biggrin.gif) Ask me how I know
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post Aug 30 2007, 12:15 PM
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I really like the built in recirculator port on the boil kettle, do you have a ball valve on the outside of this to keep it from leaking during boil? I think I am going to have incorporate this into my system, I have all the parts to do a Jamil whirlpool but wanted a better way to return the wort to the kettle.

Thanks for sharing.

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post Aug 30 2007, 12:54 PM
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QUOTE(Tim @ Aug 30 2007, 01:15 PM) *
I really like the built in recirculator port on the boil kettle, do you have a ball valve on the outside of this to keep it from leaking during boil? I think I am going to have incorporate this into my system, I have all the parts to do a Jamil whirlpool but wanted a better way to return the wort to the kettle.

Thanks for sharing.

Tim


Tim,

No there isn't a ball valve, but instead there is a self sealing quick disconnect on that in port. You can kind-of see it in the Sparging and/or Chilling pictures.

-Jeff
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post Aug 30 2007, 04:49 PM
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Very cool.
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post Aug 30 2007, 06:09 PM
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Nice rig! Kudos!
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post Aug 30 2007, 06:20 PM
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I like it. Nice Job. How much money spent and how much time invested?
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post Aug 30 2007, 08:57 PM
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Holy cow Jeff! This brings a tear to my eye! Almost a culmination between Brutus 5 and Brutus Ten! I hope you have as many happy brew days as I have on my systems! I know you have your system working like clockwork don't you... Pretty sweet aint it watching them burners fire on and off on their own...

Happy beer!

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post Aug 30 2007, 09:09 PM
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I have nothing useful to add, but I just wanted to pile on with the "holy crap, that's frikin sweet dude!" comments. One day I want to get there .....
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post Aug 30 2007, 09:38 PM
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First off, bad ass rig! Nice Work!

Quick question:
Maybe I'm misreading because of the barleywine (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/devil.gif) , but you've got a mash tun and seperate lauter tun? Where's who and who's what?
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