I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

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Re: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

Post by LeeH » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:50 pm

Secla wrote:wouldnt know your an electrician by trade :D
Ha!

I'm also a wannabe wet pants.

Board of wires, got some plumbing done.

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It's a hot water supply from the new hot water tank in the garage.

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In the summer it's heated from this magic box of tricks that diverts excess solar power into the tank. On a bright day the tank is up to 85decC before lunch.

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So if start brewing late morning i can use the free preheated water then run the brewery off the panels. Should be a 'green' brew.
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Re: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

Post by chefgage » Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:24 pm

Im liking the green aspect of the build, its something i want to incorporate into my new build. I just need to get the outside of the building finished (im building a pergola over a decking area), so i can finally get on with the actual brewery

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Post by LeeH » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:33 pm

Good luck with it chefage.



Heat exchanger plumbed in, filter mounted and HLT supply done.

Engines fitted wired in at last!

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Re: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

Post by floydmeddler » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:58 am

This is all too beautiful.

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Post by Jim » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:04 am

floydmeddler wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:58 am
This is all too beautiful.
Time for a song! Altogether now... :)
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Post by floydmeddler » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:57 am

Jim wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:04 am
floydmeddler wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:58 am
This is all too beautiful.
Time for a song! Altogether now... :)
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by orlando » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:00 pm

You can sing, I'll just rest my eyes in shades of green.
I am "The Little Red Brooster"

Fermenting: Party Like A Russian (RIS)
Conditioning: St. Petersburg (RIS)
Drinking: Blitzkrieg Hop, India (real IPA), Kernel Bogey (Reprise), Autumn Almanac
Up Next: Peaches (Peach IPA), Black Night
Planning: Autumn beer.

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I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

Post by LeeH » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:55 pm

Jim wrote:
floydmeddler wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:58 am
This is all too beautiful.
Time for a song! Altogether now... :)
I will be singing after my first brew.

2014 I started this 2nd system!!!

The only brewing I’ve done is extract kits on the stove.

I’ll have to learn AG all over again...


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Re: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

Post by LeeH » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:37 pm

Pumped drain and gravity drain added.

I just tapped into the return pipe from the plate chiller.

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Post by LeeH » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:13 pm

Probably the most boring job so far.

Interesting to know I had almost 1L of displacement on the laser etched markings inside due to all the fixtures and fittings.

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Post by LeeH » Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:17 pm

-Extra element in the BK as 1 3kW element barely maintained a decent boil.
-Sight glasses in.
-Holder for the mash paddle.

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Re: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

Post by orlando » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:51 pm

One observation I would make is the level of the return port when whirlpooling and or cooling, particularly the latter. I found that cooling took longer when I was returning cooled wort to the bottom of the kettle. What was happening was cooled wort was returned to the bottom of the kettle and then promptly returned to my plate chiller, with the hot wort staying nearer the top. Obviously if you don't recirculate through a chiller and use an IC instead this isn't important
I am "The Little Red Brooster"

Fermenting: Party Like A Russian (RIS)
Conditioning: St. Petersburg (RIS)
Drinking: Blitzkrieg Hop, India (real IPA), Kernel Bogey (Reprise), Autumn Almanac
Up Next: Peaches (Peach IPA), Black Night
Planning: Autumn beer.

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Post by LeeH » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:09 pm

Thanks, that makes complete sense. I'll chop off 200-300mm maybe a little more. :D
To monitor my latest fermentation click here Black IPA
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Re: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

Post by orlando » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:27 pm

If you can affect an adjustment that always returns the wort to just below the surface of whatever brew length you are doing it would be ideal.
I am "The Little Red Brooster"

Fermenting: Party Like A Russian (RIS)
Conditioning: St. Petersburg (RIS)
Drinking: Blitzkrieg Hop, India (real IPA), Kernel Bogey (Reprise), Autumn Almanac
Up Next: Peaches (Peach IPA), Black Night
Planning: Autumn beer.

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Re: I've caved in....AG for me. My build thread.

Post by LeeH » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:33 pm

How about a floating silicone pipe? That works in the mash tun for the sparge.
To monitor my latest fermentation click here Black IPA
To view my new AG build click here
Keg 1: Berliner Weisse
Keg 2: APA
Keg 3: Stout (Nitro)
Keg 4: Empty

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