Stand is Here, but Work is Ruining the Fun!

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  1. Billy Broas says:

    That story is hilarious. Leave it to a homebrewer to destroy the neighborhood.

    Hope you can find the time to finish it soon – it looks sexy. Love those wind shields. One thing about the pumps – you want the outlet pointing straight up in the air. That way any air bubbles will naturally rise to the top and be purged from the tubing.

  2. Linus says:

    Nice stand. Congratulations.
    Hope to see you using it soon.

  3. Linus says:

    Yes, pump outlet should always be up to help bleed the pump.

  4. Jeff says:

    Wow! That is an awesome stand, congratulations!!

  5. Stephen says:

    Man… It will be worth it once you get that thing cookin’! I know what you mean by 16 hour day work schedule. I am itchin’ to brew.

  6. Kenneth says:

    My green monster, a modified clone of JonW’s stand is soon to be on it’s way here from Kurt. Let’s hope the delivery driver doesn’t wreck the neighborhood. I feel your pain, I’ve still got too much work to do to get my brewery finished.. Uhhg.

  7. Kati Smith says:

    It sounds like you had a pretty good experience. I’ve been researching Brew Steel on Google and found a guy rich something rather that had a terrible time…. I’m encouraged by the posts that I’m finding to the contrary!

    • Simply Beer says:

      Hi Kati, I love my stand. I’ve brewed about 10 batches now and it kicks ass. I have had a couple small issues, but Kurt has been on top of getting my issues resolved. My suggestion to you or anyone would be to be a specific as possible about what you want.

  8. Kenneth says:

    Kati, Kurt at Brew Steel made me a kick ass stand too. There have been a few minor issues (scratches that need touch up paint from shipping – which Kurt did include extra paint!) and some a kettle issue but he has been getting them fixed and I hope to be brewing soon. He’s been very helpful and responsive in getting me taken care of so I wouldn’t rule him out. I think he does nice work. I do agree about being specific in what you want, in my case I had BrewSteel build me the stand and gas portion with auto valves and ignition and I built all the liquid control and automation portion since that is my area of expertise, welding is not. 🙂

  9. Adp525 says:

    Hi peter,

    Can u provide an update on ur rig? How it’s holding up. Pros and cons and what you wish you had added or maybe don’t really use. Looking to get my first stand and consudering Thanks

    • Simply Beer says:

      I’ve been brewing 1-3 batches a week for several months now, probably close to 20 batches of beer and it is a dream! I’m extremely happy with it and Kurt was a pleasure to work with. I would suggest reaching out to Kurt and have him help you design a rig for your style. Good Luck!