Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

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Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby royco » Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:28 pm

I finally got this thing cobbled together, now to clear out the room and do a brew on Monday! I am fortunate to have set up a small business for my daughter making aluminium outdoor furniture so fabricating the stand was easy. The hardest part was drilling the holes through the 3mm SS plate (using a hand drill).
The simple gantry was made by riveting 4mm strips of polyethylene to the top and two sides of the crossbeam plus polyethylene strips on the inside of the U-channel. It slides easily.

Please click on the pics to get the bloody things upright :roll: Note: I fixed the orientation. - Niels

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Niels, do iPhone pics have to be taken in landscape to get them properly orientated? This seems to be a general problem.
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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby niels » Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:37 pm

That's a really nice piece of equipment. You can be proud of this! Good job!

I really like the idea of a gantry to move the malt pipe next to the BM.

royco wrote:Niels, do iPhone pics have to be taken in landscape to get them properly orientated? This seems to be a general problem.

It is indeed a common problem to detect the orientation of cell phone pictures. Either editing them in a software tool or taking landscape pictures solves the problem.

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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby Batz » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:58 pm

Very nice, I have been thinking of doing something like this.

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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby Fritzkellerbrau » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:41 am

Nice set up - Mooi so boet :D
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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby royco » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:39 am

Thanks guys and dankie to FKB!
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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby leosardinha » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:50 am

Really nice, congratulations!
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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby ibbones » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:17 am

Wow!! Looks awesome. Love the pulley system.
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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby ChilliMayne » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:41 pm

Looks amazing Royco I hope to do similar.
A pull out floor for the fermentor, Im thinking..
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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby Dicko » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:35 pm

That is a great set up, well done.

Some of you guys are too tidy in the brewery. :lol: :lol: :D

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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby niels » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:06 pm

ChilliMayne wrote:Looks amazing Royco I hope to do similar.
A pull out floor for the fermentor, Im thinking..

A bit off-topic, but NewLine has made a nice pull out construction for his fermentor.

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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby royco » Thu Nov 06, 2014 6:22 am

Thanks Dicko, but don't be fooled. All the mess was moved "off-camera" for the pic!
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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby royco » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:00 am

Niels, ChilliMayne, a pullout floor is a great idea. I have a further challenge: I converted a small fridge which just accepts the BM 60L fermenter (after flattening out the ice-compartment/chillplate).
I built a 300mm stand for the fridge to raise it to the correct height for racking to kegs. It requires 2 good men and strong to lift and manoeuvre a full fermenter into the fridge!
Maybe a hoist for the fermenter...............
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Re: Royco's BM Stand and Gantry

Unread postby ChilliMayne » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:50 pm

Newline, any pics?
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