For some, cooler mash tuns and propane burners in their driveway are a cornerstone of beer making. But there comes a time when every brewer has to get off the bench and into the game. In our case, that game brought us to welding our own stainless steel brew stand and getting it prepped for automation.
It’s not exactly something you can tack together in a weekend, but you should be able to get the basic frame together. In our case we milled all the parts and pain stakingly TIG welded everything together. You’ll save yourself a lot of time if you go the traditional steel route as working with stainless is nothing short of a pain in the ass.
Building the frame itself was pretty straight forward. We used the basic layout for a single tier Brutus 10 and then mitered the top ends. The gas rail probably took the longest because of the drilling and welding of the 1/2″ fittings, but all in all it came together pretty quickly. Two afternoons of work and we’re ready to start installing burners, fitting the ASCO valves and getting the control box wired.
We’ll post more info as things start coming together. Stay tuned for videos!