New Brew Sculpture

So, today I was able to start to fit pieces into my new sculpture. I’ll post more details about the design for the sculpture in a later post, but I need to finish some of the details. However, last night, my buddy Dave dropped it off and today I was able to start drilling to fit it all together. You can see from the images that I was able to get a pump, a burner, the chiller, and the water filter attached. Still to come is the other pump, the other burner, and the gas pipe. I’m kinda in a hurry to get it fitted and tested because the meal needs paint and the first warmer day in March will be primer day to keep it from rusting too much.

Anyway, the sculpture is going to be a HERMS three kettle setup. One pump for the HERMS to maintain temps in the MT, and one pump to run the boil through the therminator. I’m going to use gravity to fill the MT, and I haven’t decided on what to do about filling the BK, although gravity is a possibility there. Just move the kettle up and down, although this may be too manual. We’ll see. I built it this way to fit into my garage snugly when I’m not using it. It needs to stay out of the way.

Here it is in the creation state. My buddy Dave is welding it up for me. The left is the area for the HLT, which will gravity to the MT. The MT and the BK sit level, and will make use of pumps.

Welding the sculpture in the snow.
Welding the sculpture in the snow.

 

Here it is mocked up. Everything is where I want it to be, but nothing is locked down. That came later in the afternoon.

Everything dry fit before attempting to drill.
Everything dry fit before attempting to drill.

 

After a few hours of drilling and tapping, one burner is in, along with one pump, and the water filter. You can see the therminator bracket in front of the light.

You can see the burner, the pump, and the filter attached.
You can see the burner, the pump, and the filter attached.

More to come.