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big d

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well heres my effort so far.knocked up the frame with what i could scrounge so its not my ideal setup .still got a tap and some temp gauges to put in .havent welded in the sub frames for the gas burners as the local hardware havent any 3-4 ring burners in at the moment.when i get my immersion heater i think i will run it this way for a few batches to get a feel for what ive made. the wort chiller is made up just not in the photo.will probably have to do what batz has done and run a pre coil through an esky of slurry ice water to get the water temp down as up here the water is pretty warm.

reckon i might call it the evolution brewery as i havent even ran it and already im thinking of new improvements.
i hope it will evolve next year into a level system at a good working height.
wish list of mag drive pump and counter flow chiller and maybe even a newer looking keg or two rather than the old model ive got now.old galv outer skin kegs.but at least they are very big.

cheers
big d

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Batz

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Looking good big d , take sometime does'nt it , I am still at it , waiting for a couple of bits then it's all go
 

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looking good big d
is that a harley i spot in the corner?
lucky bugger to have a ag setup and a harley.

cheers
crackers
 

big d

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sure is crackers
original fatboy.
thats where i got the sudden brain spike and thought of the evolution brewery name.like the harley motor--evolution--which is what the company has been doing for 100 years---evolving.theyve even got that water cooled motor out now. <_<
 

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very cleaver name.

ive always like the fatboys, although the new 2004 roadking custom looks good.
couldnt afford one so i went down the classifieds and brought a honda.

harley is still going to happen one day.

cheers
crackers
 

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big d said:
sure is crackers
original fatboy.
thats where i got the sudden brain spike and thought of the evolution brewery name.like the harley motor--evolution--which is what the company has been doing for 100 years---evolving.theyve even got that water cooled motor out now. <_<
Evolution > Darwin > Arnhemland.
That fits too :)
 

big d

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hope it doesnt end up like this

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Great setup Bigd - I'm regretting you wont be at the PDO (Perth day out), with that sort of setup I would expect to taste some pretty amazing product !!!!

What is the insulating material around the kettle ?
 

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Nice setup big d.
I'm still dreamin' about the day i get something like that. Make me feel good to see brew buildings sprouting.. B) B)
 

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just finished reading mashing, in the palmer book. Cant wait to start making my ag setup. Sounds easy but......... ofcourse its not.

Any ideas where to start? ( getting burner for christmas)



Wedge
 

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Good luck wedge , you doing partials at present?
I've been working on my AG for what seems like months , collecting all the gear takes time.
And some money involved
It's gunna be great !!
 

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did i few simple one with the grumpys. Did the Kilkenny. Turned out good. But i guess if i was honest
even though it was a partial, all it really is, is a long boil (with hops, grain and lme). No sparging etc.


Where can i get some good partial recipes. The hoogarden the grumpy show looks interesting


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hey batz,
putting it all together does seem to be taking forever, although i have only been working on it for about a week. another few days at "work" should allow enough time to finish it off.

big d,
great set-up. the hand made ones always get a bit of extra care
joe
 

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Nice going BigD, looks like you are making sure you are nice and organised for your first AG. I've gone the opposite way and jumped in :D ... pretty sure you will be happy with the results when you get it fired up :p
 

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Bigd looking good.
My first all grain was a 'chook feeding' bucket. A burner and kettle.
And a dodgey C.F.C made with a c/c cube.

JAYSE
 

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