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osagher



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PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:59 pm    Post subject: Work table and shelving recommendations Reply with quote


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In the latter stages of building our new electric brewery, and Im starting to think/rethink sizes for work tables and shelves. Not talking about the actual brew table- thats already set. More about the surfaces for work and storage. Initially I was planning on a 24 deep table working surface and 12 deep shelves, but now wondering whether a 30 deep table and 14 or 15 deep shelves would have any advantages. Anyone with experience with this who could offer insights or regrets?
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use 24" deep and have no regrets.

I use two of these for working on: https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/pages/24x48-stainless-steel-commercial-work-table-with-backsplash
Then one of these for the kettles: https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/pages/24x60-stainless-steel-commercial-work-table

Click on the links for more info / suggestions.

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osagher



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PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, kal! I am quite familiar with these links - believe me. Your step-by-step was my bible as I started on this journey.

Glad to hear that the 24" deep table has been a success. I assume then that 12" shelves are sufficient? Also, I notice that you have opted for non-solid surfaces for your shelves. Was this intentional? I was thinking of shelving like this (https://www.webstaurantstore.com/regency-18-gauge-stainless-steel-12-x-48-solid-wall-shelf/600WS1248.html), but wonder if this would be an issue if storing items that may not be totally dry when placed there. Wire shelves or vented shelving would be the alternative
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

osagher wrote:
Thanks, kal! I am quite familiar with these links - believe me. Your step-by-step was my bible as I started on this journey.

Great! The table links are actually new as of the last week or two ... I've been re-organizing things. Wink

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Glad to hear that the 24" deep table has been a success. I assume then that 12" shelves are sufficient?

I've been ok with them, though it would really depend on what you want to store on them. I'd make a list / organize and see how much room you need.

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Also, I notice that you have opted for non-solid surfaces for your shelves. Was this intentional?

Not really. Or should I say, I didn't need or want solid ones as all of the small things I wanted on the other tiny shelves down lower to make them easily accessible. There are lots of small bits and pieces and some tools, and I wanted them to each have their "spot" so that they were always in the same location.

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I was thinking of shelving like this (https://www.webstaurantstore.com/regency-18-gauge-stainless-steel-12-x-48-solid-wall-shelf/600WS1248.html), but wonder if this would be an issue if storing items that may not be totally dry when placed there. Wire shelves or vented shelving would be the alternative

I"m sure they'd dry. My kettles are work surfaces are all pretty wet after brew day cleanup and it all dries. Really depends on what you put on them and if you want them to be able to drip dry or not.

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Kal

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kal just wondering is your second shelf adjustable and stainless or galvanized
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out either of my table pages for complete details and recommendations on what I use for the lower shelf:

https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/pages/24x48-stainless-steel-commercial-work-table-with-backsplash
https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/pages/24x60-stainless-steel-commercial-work-table

Kal

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