Hi, and thanks for taking the time to check us out. Here is some specs and info on the 15.5 gallon all grain pilot brewing system.
All fittings, pipe nipples, ball valves, false bottom and kettles type 316 or 304 Stainless Steel. The collapsible stand is fully TIG welded together, and is made with 1" * .065” wall, Stainless steel square tubing. All welds are professional quality, sanitary TIG welds, using the finest Stainless Steel filler rod. All interior and exterior surfaces, where work has been performed, have been de-burred and refinished. The inside of the welded 90' drain fitting elbow, is perfectly smooth, sanitary, making cleanup easy and safe. The top of the keg kettles have been cut out into a 12.25" opening, and the original top of the keg is made into a lid with 3 Stainless tabs that prevent the lid from falling into the kettle. The original Sankey valve has been removed from the lid, and the 1 3/4" hole that remains is used to vent the kettle. A thermometer sits in it perfectly as well. The kettles are made out of gently used kegs, and have minor scratches and wear. There are no dings that affect the volume of the keg, or its strength. The stand is extremely sturdy and rigid, yet breaks into 2 pieces for transportation with just 3 bolts. The swiveling, lockable casters feature 4" rubber wheels, and are removable by un-threading the 1/2 stud attached to the caster, from the welded female insert located inside the legs.
Listed below are more features and specs.
The Brewing Stand houses 2 * 155,000 BTU propane burners for quick heat and great fuel efficiency.
Both Regulators are adjustable high pressure units, and are rated at 20 PSI. The line is high pressure LPG line, and measures out at 48" in length.
All Stainless fittings, and ball valves, and hose barb are full port 1/2" NPT.
Mash tun features a hinged and removable false bottom that sits on the bottom of the keg above the drain. The false bottom is made out of 16 gauge type 304 Perforated Stainless steel. It has a welded Stainless handle, and a hinge that allows it to be folded in half for insertion into the mash tun. The lid features a recirculation/sparging plate that is TIG welded to the bottom of the lid, underneath the opening, to disperse liquid evenly across the surface of the mash. Mash tun also comes with a BLICHMAN BREWMOMETER, and removable insulating jacket to keep temps consistent, and to increase efficiency. The Mash tun is capable of holding at least 35-40 LBS of grain, depending on grind, allowing you to create the biggest brews imaginable.
Hot liquor tank features a 1/2" NPT coupler welded in to the side of the kettle for the supplied BLICHMAN BREWMOMETER,.The sight tube is is made with FDA approved high heat silicone tubing, and is attached via 2* 1/4"NPT female elbows w/ 1/4" hose barbs, that are welded to the kettle. The drain fitting is welded on the bottom of the kettle, allowing you to drain all of your water out with ease. Comes with lid.
The Boil kettle features one 1/2” NPT coupler drain valve, on the side of the kettle near the bottom.On the inside of the kettle a 90’ elbow threads into the opposite side of the drain coupler, and then the boil braid strainer is then threaded into the elbow, and turned so that it is resting on the bottom of the kettle along the side wall. The boil braid strainer works best with whole hops, but will also work with pellets as well.With casters installed the drain height of the boil kettle is 28" from the ground, making it tall enough to drain into all carboys, and most conical fermenters, without having to siphon.
The BLICHMAN BREWMOMETER features a short 2" probe, a sealed stainless case, and handy reference marks on the dial face indicating key temps such as the protein rest, starch conversion, lauter, dough in, and boil. BLICHMAN also warranty's the thermometer for life
Comes with all parts pictured.
It is possible to brew up to 20 gallons at a time of a lower gravity beer, and about 10.5 gallons of a very high gravity beer. You can also do smaller batches as well.
This particular system is a base model, it is the most simple, inexpensive and easiest to use and learn for beginning all-grain brewers because sparging, recirculating and all liquid transfers are done by hand, by draining with a hose into a bucket, and then lifting the bucket up on top of the boil kettle and then draining into it with a hose to prevent hot side areation. Using this method eliminates the need for a pump. That being said, there are many upgrades available that we would be happy to build and install such as, extra threaded or sanitary ports, thermometers, sight gauge, pumps, pump mounting bracket, grants or anything else that you can dream up and coherently explain. We can also custom build a stand to your exact specifications. Please call or e-mail to discuss options and/or quotes.
Please feel free to E mail me with any questions pertaining to the product. I however can not guide everyone through the all grain brewing process via E mails. I would love teach everyone if I had the time, and I will offer limited tech support , but I am assuming that the customer is already familiar with the all grain process. If you are not familiar with all grain brewing, there are a lot of great resources out there such as your local home brew shop, library as well as the internet to guide you along the way to a better beer. I know you will be pleased with our craftsmanship and commitment to high quality work. I also know that your investment into a well built brewing system will continue to reward you for as long as you own it. There are many other things that will need to be attained before brewing on this system can begin, such as : Grain, hops, propane tank, wort chiller, mash paddle, strainer, clear pitcher for recirculating wort, bucket with drain valve, yeast, a carboy or fermenter, funnel, and a hydrometer. There are many different techniques for mashing, sparging , recirculating, and liquid transferring on this system without having to use a pump, although you can use a pump. Find out what works best for you by researching and experimenting around. Our local homebrew shop is Valley Vintner & Brewer. They have a very knowledgeable staff and a great website with online ordering at www.brewabeer.com and carry most all of the items needed as well as books for all-grain brewing. Thanks for looking! Cheers to good beer!
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