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Filtered vs unfiltered18613 viewsThis is a good example of what your beer can look like after filtering.Wakkatoo
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Ben Hamilton's Home Brewery14778 viewsThis is the brewery that my brother Tom and I built5 commentsbhami
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Belgian Golden Ale11965 views1 commentsgoomboogo
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American Brown Ale10595 views1 commentsgoomboogo
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Rod racks on fridge10570 viewsHad a few rods lying around so screwed a rod holder on to the side of the fridge. Works a treat and is a great spot to store my fermenter spoon as well!Wakkatoo
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Cellaring fridge10004 viewsMy cellaring fridge can cram six 19lt kegs in it.Bags
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Fridgemate9997 viewsThe fridgemate in operation on the fermentation fridge.Bags
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My beloved fridge!9983 viewsWakkatoo
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The Mess After The Brew9257 viewsThis is a picture of the mess left behind after I have done a brew. You can see the spent grain and the hop bag that has been pulled out of the boil. It takes me about half an hour to clean up.bhami
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Full production!9231 viewsFinally running at full production! 4 kegs with 2 on tap, one co2'ing and another cellaring until september 2008.Wakkatoo
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Brewing shed9092 viewsMy fermentation fridge and cellaring fridge standing side by side in the garage.Bags
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Label off a recent brew9080 viewsgavinskiwa
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Gav after a few brews on a hot day9027 viewsgavinskiwa
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Fermentation fridge9005 viewsMy fermentation fridge with the trusty fridgemate sitting on top.Bags
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Keg and cc'ing jerry8894 viewsWakkatoo
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My outdoor bar.8858 viewsMy bar top is made of red river gum which has been sealed with a marine varnish. The serving fidge has two taps to accomodate the two kegs within. Bags
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Inside the portable keg fridge8790 viewsThis picture shows the rubber mat used as insulation on the inside of the portable keg fridge. The lid has also been insulated. The mat was purchased at Clarke Rubber for about $15, the plastic drum was sitting in the garage and the tap was a spare given to me by an old publican mate. Bags
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Portable keg fridge8746 viewsThe portable keg fridge is an old plastic drum which has been lined with rubber for insulation. The beer tap and a hole for the co2 line has been added. Two to three bags of ice will generally last for 24 hours before a to up is needed.Bags
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Filter setup8687 viewsFiltering from right to left. Just need to hook up CO2Wakkatoo
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The 0812steved Patented CCing Doohicky8619 viewsFor those of you unable to (or not allowed to) acquire a fridge for CCing, this is my baby.

It is watertight and is insulated with polystrene fruit cartons (and highly decorative duct tape). I fill it with ice in the morning and top up with 4 cups of ice in the afternoon. Each morning I syphon out the water (5L/day) for the dog or the garden.

In this (February) climate it keeps the beer at around 12c, but from Autumn to Spring it comes into its own - keeping the beer well below 10c, and not using as much ice.

It may be ugly (thanks for noticing) but it does the job. I can provide detailed plans for those who need them.......
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Mindy8529 viewsFearless rat catcher protector of the grain supply and brew assistantTaz
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HLT upgrade8467 viewsAutomated HLT filling. This was done using a simple two stage controller. The sensors are home made as I couldn't find anything off the shelf. These were made up of 1/2 inch BPT nipples welded top and bottom with plastic end caps used in rural irrigation to electrically isolate the probes from the keg which acts as ground. These caps were boiled in an electric jug for 15 minutes to test for heat and they stood up well. The probes used were stainless steel screws and nuts. Corrosion and electrolysis can be a real problem with this sort of gear.
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Label off a recent brew8318 viewsgavinskiwa
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Label off a recent brew8316 viewsgavinskiwa
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Label off a recent brew8232 viewsgavinskiwa
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March Pump7834 viewsWasn't long before I realized the March Pump wasn't going to last long without some sort of protection against water and hot wort getting ito the cooling slots so I had this cover made upTaz
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craigs1978's Bar (updated version) 7673 viewsThis is about 95% complete. (Don't mind the big stain on the carpet, that's what happens when you leave a tin of stain on the shelf on a windy day. NOT.....HAPPY JAN!!!)1 commentscraigs1978
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Belgian Pale Ale7663 viewsgoomboogo
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7529 viewsTurning a 60 litre Sankey keg into a 85 litre one. The need to brew triple batches to fill 3 corny kegs I found the 60 litre keg was a tad to small which didn't allow for evaporation and head room for hot break, this is how I approached the problem. I cut the middle out of a damaged keg scavenged from an apple orchard.Taz
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March Pump7526 viewsAn ungarded March Pump that needed a cover of some sort.Taz
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My brew assistant7476 viewsThe brew assistant doing what she does best between eating and hunting.Taz
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Aged Hops7190 viewsThis is a shot of the aged hops after they have been removed from the dehydrator. They were aged at around 65 degrees C for around 3 weeks. In that time they lost a lot of their colour and aroma.bhami
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6294 viewsAdd the top, weld into place grind and polish inside. Stainless Steel will rust if the surface is not polished smooth so a bit of work is needed to bring the welded areas up to a good finish. The end result was a good sized boiler at a cheap price.Taz
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6222 viewsI cut my existing Sankey boiler in half (gulp) then welded the bottom half to the salvaged keg, then finished the weld off inside grinding and polishing. I needed a torch in the bottom for this.Taz
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Grain Mill6142 viewsThis is my grain mill . Homemade and a bloody ripper . Driven from a good cordless drill it just sucks it through . buster3931
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The bar5972 viewsThe bar which is about 80% completedcraigs1978
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Flooded Beer Tap5907 viewsThis is a picture of my flooded beer tap. I bought it from eBay. If you plan to set up a glycol system in your home bar get a flooded tap if you canbhami
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Photo taken at Beer Day Out 20085566 viewsPhoto taken at Beer Day Out 2008VK3NYC
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Beer Line Showing Insulation5554 viewsThis is a shot that is trying to show the insulation around the beer line going from the fridge to the tap. There are 3 lines for beer and 2 for glycol (one going out and one returning).bhami
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My bottle capper5545 viewsNothing like automating your bottling process.buster3931
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