BruuLog beer lab

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BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby bruulog » Sat Sep 13, 2014 3:59 pm

This is my corner in the BruuLog beer lab.

From the left: 27 l HLT for sparging, 50 l Braumeister, CFC. On the wall is my hoist for mash pipe.
Those hoses are for HLT and and also used to pump wort from boiler to fermenter via counterflow chiller.
Fermenting is done in a cooler, controlled by BrewPi.

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BruuLog beer lab
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby Cervantes » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:39 am

Nice set up.

I like the wall mounted hoist bracket.
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby BrauTim » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:51 am

Very neat and tidy :beerbang:
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby Eldoreth » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:51 pm

Wow, very nice indeed!
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby bruulog » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:07 am

All I need now is to attach a small "hood" to ventilation duct and then it's all done.
Finding a 250/160 saddle tap is not as easy as I expected.
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby niels » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:20 am

Nice compact setup! I like the sturdy table with the stainless steel top!

Do you experience condensation dripping from the metal pipe at the top?

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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby bruulog » Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:29 pm

niels wrote:Nice compact setup! I like the sturdy table with the stainless steel top!

Do you experience condensation dripping from the metal pipe at the top?

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No condensation because there is a vent hole (not visible on the picture). I have to close it and make new hole above my table.
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby Twonky » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:26 pm

Nice setup!
And I agree this kind of counter flow chiller is ideal, I have one just like it ;-)

And envy the hoist setup,I'm lifting by hand but it is a precarious thing....

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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby bruulog » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Twonky wrote:Nice setup!
And I agree this kind of counter flow chiller is ideal, I have one just like it ;-)

And envy the hoist setup,I'm lifting by hand but it is a precarious thing....

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It's easy to make a hoist like that. All you need, are large hinges for gates or barn doors and some flat metal bars to make it in to a triangle.
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby HopSong » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:14 pm

What do you have for support at the bottom of the triangle? I can't tell
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby bruulog » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:12 pm

HbgBill wrote:What do you have for support at the bottom of the triangle? I can't tell


Exactly the same wall connection for the hinge

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Use 4 bolts on connecting plates to make sure it's stiff. One bolt at every end will not do the trick.
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby HopSong » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Awesome.. that's what I thought.. but, couldn't be sure from the photo. NOW it's clear.. :beerbang:
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby Twonky » Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:48 pm

bruulog wrote:It's easy to make a hoist like that. All you need, are large hinges for gates or barn doors and some flat metal bars to make it in to a triangle.


Yes I agree, however getting the misses to allow me install this in our bathroom isn't :beerbang:

I've been thinking about a portable setup,and that would get you into the category of motor-hoists.. but that would also not be easy in the bathroom...

So for now all I've come up with is lowering my brew platform that holds the couterflow chiller and sits on top of the bath.. the counterflow chiller partcould be submerged into the bath, and if I re-wind the counterflow chiller to utilize the full width of the bath then I should be able to lower the setup by 10-15cm and that should make it a lot easier to handle....

But thanks for thinking with me!

One question, I was given my counterflow chiller, and I really love it, for me it is the only 'sane' way you should be chilling ;-)
But if I undo one end, would you foresee problems in changing the diameter of the windings?

I am slightly cautious of kinks in the inner copper pipe, and also slightly afraid that the inner pipe would start to not be centered in the outer tubing that holds chilling water.. and so get aligned to the outside, and not chilling to it's maximum.... I hope this comes across at least slightly understandable :?

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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby bruulog » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:29 pm

One question, I was given my counterflow chiller, and I really love it, for me it is the only 'sane' way you should be chilling ;-)
But if I undo one end, would you foresee problems in changing the diameter of the windings?


Not really but one thing you must do, is fill the copper (inner) pipe with water and close up the ends really good, before you bend it to new shape.
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Re: BruuLog beer lab

Unread postby malzrohr » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:06 pm

Twonky wrote:Yes I agree, however getting the misses to allow me install this in our bathroom isn't :beerbang:

I've been thinking about a portable setup,and that would get you into the category of motor-hoists.. but that would also not be easy in the bathroom...


Bathroom? Maybe this is something for you?

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