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jonymac




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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:33 am    Post subject: JonyMac's Stillwater Home Brewery Construction Pics Reply with quote


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I am going through my photos and am in the process of documenting our basement buildout this year. We started the year with an unfinished space full of junk and my woodworking shop. We built a workshop outside the house for my woodworking and for my wife who is a painter and makes stained glass. In its place, we put in a home brewery, bar, bathroom, guest room, home theater, desk area, rec room, exercise room and lots of storage. We designed the space ourselves and assisted the contractor with the buildout. In this thread I will post pictures of the construction process. All the finished pics are in the thread in my signature. Sorry for all the pics - but when I was researching my build - the pics made ALL the difference to me!

JonyMac

1 by jonymac, on Flickr
Overall view of the layout - I used Google Sketchup for this. The space is roughly 1800 square feet.

2 by jonymac, on Flickr
Brewery and bar layout - circles at top are conicals - circles to the right are kettles.

3 by jonymac, on Flickr
View of the bar, brewery and theater builtins.

4 by jonymac, on Flickr
Closeup of the bar with 3 screens - 1 for raspberry pints tap board, 1 for sports, the last for brewing recipes

5 by jonymac, on Flickr
Brewery view of shelves, hood, cooler, keezer and freezer

IMG_9053 by jonymac, on Flickr
Bar and brewery getting prepped.

IMG_8855 by jonymac, on Flickr
My keezer build where the bar will be.

IMG_8951 by jonymac, on Flickr
Studs go up.

IMG_8903 by jonymac, on Flickr
Guest bedroom.

IMG_8963 by jonymac, on Flickr
Brewery studs going up.

IMG_8952 by jonymac, on Flickr
Facing bedroom and bath.

IMG_9116 by jonymac, on Flickr
Theater room wall being drywalled.

IMG_9111 by jonymac, on Flickr
Bathroom greenboard.

IMG_8968 by jonymac, on Flickr
Had to jack hammer the floor for the bath and the brewery to install floor drains and move some plumbing.

IMG_9095 by jonymac, on Flickr
Looking from bar area towards rec room.

IMG_9108 by jonymac, on Flickr
Looking towards bar and brewery from rec room.

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jonymac




Joined: 18 Dec 2014
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:11 am    Post subject: More pics Reply with quote

IMG_8801 by jonymac, on Flickr
My old water tank had a ruptured bladder and pinhole leak, so we had to replace it. Sad

IMG_8818 by jonymac, on Flickr
Shiny new one!

IMG_8812 by jonymac, on Flickr
Slop sink came in!

IMG_9120 by jonymac, on Flickr
My wife picking finishes.

IMG_8786 by jonymac, on Flickr
Me picking appliances.

IMG_9219 by jonymac, on Flickr
Stone going up.

IMG_9027 by jonymac, on Flickr
Wiring going in.

IMG_8819 by jonymac, on Flickr
Wine cooler I picked up on Craigslist - will be repurposed to condition and lager 4 kegs, store harvested yeast, keep my bar glasses cool and to age cheese.

IMG_8813 by jonymac, on Flickr
Found some tile that I love at Lowes that will work with the stone and dark woods in the basement. You seriously cannot tell it is not wood.

IMG_8827 by jonymac, on Flickr
Tile color and finish.

IMG_8828 by jonymac, on Flickr
Hauling tile home!

IMG_0533 by jonymac, on Flickr
Micromatic 8 tap system came in!! I swapped out the stock faucets with Perlick faucets and 1 stout tap.

IMG_9112 by jonymac, on Flickr
Drywall and wall mounts going up in bar.

IMG_9114 by jonymac, on Flickr
More bar install.

IMG_9281 by jonymac, on Flickr
Wife picked bar top - leathered granite.

IMG_9282 by jonymac, on Flickr
Top view of granite.

IMG_9155 by jonymac, on Flickr
Theater cabinet being built.

IMG_8836 by jonymac, on Flickr
Placing brew equipment to see how everything fits.

IMG_8893 by jonymac, on Flickr
Placing brew equipment to see how everything fits.

IMG_8892 by jonymac, on Flickr
Placing brew equipment to see how everything fits.

IMG_8814 by jonymac, on Flickr
Placing brew equipment to see how everything fits.

IMG_8824 by jonymac, on Flickr
Placing brew equipment to see how everything fits.

IMG_9599 by jonymac, on Flickr
Tile going in!

IMG_9637 by jonymac, on Flickr
More test fitting and some work being done on brew equipment.

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jonymac




Joined: 18 Dec 2014
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:06 am    Post subject: Even More Pics Reply with quote

IMG_8863 by jonymac, on Flickr
Brewery hood came in!

IMG_9380 by jonymac, on Flickr
Tile going in in rec room.

IMG_9243 by jonymac, on Flickr
Tile and stone going in the bathroom - same floor drain is used here and in the brewery.

IMG_9156 by jonymac, on Flickr
Doors have arrived.

IMG_9184 by jonymac, on Flickr
Bathroom cabinet being built out of quarter sawn red oak I found at a local lumber yard - we ended up building the bar and parts of the theater cabinet out of the same wood.

IMG_9223 by jonymac, on Flickr
Theater cabinet before painting.

IMG_9370 by jonymac, on Flickr
Theater cabinet and storage doors being sprayed with an ebony laquer.

IMG_9384 by jonymac, on Flickr
Loading in the theater equipment and testing. I set up the equipment and speaker locations for the new Dolby Atmos standard - and. it. sounds. awesome!

IMG_9410 by jonymac, on Flickr
Bedroom coming together.

IMG_9203 by jonymac, on Flickr
Sink and faucet for bathroom came in.

IMG_9451 by jonymac, on Flickr
Glass and lighting going in the bathroom.

IMG_9740 by jonymac, on Flickr
Rubber flooring going in the workout room.

IMG_9610 by jonymac, on Flickr
I built the cabinets for the desk and found the walnut at the same local lumber shop.

IMG_0245 by jonymac, on Flickr
Close up of the bar top - I used walnut tung oil and orange beeswax to finish the quarter sawn red oak.

IMG_8895 by jonymac, on Flickr
I built a platform and cover for my pumps.

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jonymac




Joined: 18 Dec 2014
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:11 am    Post subject: Many more pics... Reply with quote

IMG_8826 by jonymac, on Flickr
Brewing old style in my garage with my brew buddies during the buildout.

IMG_8794 by jonymac, on Flickr
More old style brewing in the garage.

IMG_9232 by jonymac, on Flickr
Last stone piece goes into bar wall!

IMG_9283 by jonymac, on Flickr
Testing taps and drain and rinse tray.

IMG_8856 by jonymac, on Flickr
Micromatic CO2 regulators for keezer came in.

IMG_9073 by jonymac, on Flickr
Wiring up low voltage transformer to Broan return air motorized duct and return air grill with LED to show when duct is open.

IMG_9726 by jonymac, on Flickr
Painted breaker panels and septic pump box. Mounted brew controller.

IMG_9266 by jonymac, on Flickr
Bar structure going in place - beer fridge being installed.

IMG_9354 by jonymac, on Flickr
Bar top in place - did a test brew - heating up wort for yeast growing.

IMG_9418 by jonymac, on Flickr
Installing monitors and low voltage lighting.

IMG_9438 by jonymac, on Flickr
Installing monitors and low voltage lighting.

IMG_9612 by jonymac, on Flickr
Window in - getting ready to load up brewery equipment.

IMG_9825 by jonymac, on Flickr
Until... MASSIVE leak found in plumbing behind wall! Sad Had to rip out some tile, fix it, dry it out and replace...

IMG_9828 by jonymac, on Flickr
Wall repair.

IMG_8869 by jonymac, on Flickr
Building CO2 distribution board to mount in Brewery.

IMG_8821 by jonymac, on Flickr
Found these beauties and ordered three of the 14 gallon version.

IMG_8947 by jonymac, on Flickr
I added 2 seat heaters under the neoprene sleeve that came with the temp control system for the SS Brewtech conicals so I could do saisons and control high side temps during the winter. My wife stitched them together for me.

IMG_8948 by jonymac, on Flickr
I added stainless cups for the blowoff tube tested everything out.

IMG_9639 by jonymac, on Flickr
Ready for the ferm fridge controller!

IMG_9725 by jonymac, on Flickr
Mounted my fermentation refrigeration controller - wiring it up!

IMG_9728 by jonymac, on Flickr
More wiring of ferm/fridge controller.

IMG_9731 by jonymac, on Flickr
Power on baby!

IMG_9804 by jonymac, on Flickr
Up and running - wires hidden in wall - beer mug lights operational!

IMG_9442 by jonymac, on Flickr
Helping a buddy out at Badwolf Brewing - Mash tun needed cleaning and apparently I was the guy to get in there.

IMG_0149 by jonymac, on Flickr
Drawers installed in bar, research fridge!

IMG_9743 by jonymac, on Flickr
Riley finds the only sun spot in the basement.

IMG_9422 by jonymac, on Flickr
Riley beat after first electric brewery brew day.

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huaco




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Location: Burleson Texas


PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riley looks a lot like our first dog, Jackson. Man, those yellow labs are something else! It's a good thing they are so dang cute, for all the mischief they get in!
The picture of your buddy petting Riley is funny... at first glance, it looks like the whisk is levitating above Riley's nose!

Good job on the build! What a great space.
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rcrabb22




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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a fantastic job!!

The freezer collars: Are they 2x4s with wrapped with a face board?
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Build! Thanks for sharing.
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jonymac




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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!

The collars are 1x6 on both the inside rectangle and outside rectangle filled with expanding foam and capped with a 1x3. I used caulk to adhere it to the top of the keezer.

Here's a pic - This is before I completely filled the void with foam as I was dry fitting the cap piece:

keezercollar by jonymac, on Flickr

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where did you purchase your sink from? Are you happy with the quality and do you remember the approximate cost? Thanks. I'm struggling with buying my sink for my brewery as I'm getting a bit of sticker shock at time.
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the sink from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AHK9CXY/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00AHK9CXY&linkCode=as2&tag=theelectricbrewery-20&linkId=OIAO3EVKCK5MGRV6

$340 plus shipping - one of the single best brewery purchases!

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rcrabb22




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PostLink    Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Thanks guys!

The collars are 1x6 on both the inside rectangle and outside rectangle filled with expanding foam and capped with a 1x3. I used caulk to adhere it to the top of the keezer.

Here's a pic - This is before I completely filled the void with foam as I was dry fitting the cap piece:


Thanks for picture!! I have new chest freezer I will be using for serving/conditioning and looking for collar ideas.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rcrabb22 - Check out my Keezer/freezer Collar Build Thread: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28625
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KirkMN




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PostLink    Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is just fantastic Jonymac. I have a basement I want to finish too, with a pretty similar setup. I'm planning it out now, trying to get the design down, material list roughed out as many details as possible before I commence.

If you had to do it all over again, anything you would change?
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KirkMN - I really don't know yet. I had to reconfigure the fan and duct after the build and reinstall the hood, but other than that, nothing that I can think of yet. Everything works beautifully!
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jonburney




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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have the overall dimensions of your brewery room itself? I'm curious how large a space you have
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - brewery dimensions are 14' x 10.5' Bar is 11' x 10.5'
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

definitely a nice finished project
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PostLink    Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is gorgeous! I'm in the process of building out just a brewing area, don't have the space to do all that just yet - but it's coming!
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you satisfied with the SS chronicals? I'm considering getting one soon to start with. Have you considered their brite tank?
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