Brewing with tight space constraints

I haven't yet brewed any beer, but I'm interested in giving it a try. How much space does it require? Obviously it's possible to use a lot of space; I've seen photos of home breweries that almost fill a room. But what's the smallest footprint you can get away with?
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Hi Hope this helps. Due to a very small kitchen and house space I brew, all grain, in 5 litre batches. My modified mash tun and boiling pans are all this size.I brew regularly, say every two to three weeks and that just about keeps me in beer with out taking up to much space. This also helps me to continually try new and improve tried recipes. Greg > I haven't yet brewed any beer, but I'm interested in giving it a try. How > much space does it require? Obviously it's possible to use a lot of > space; I've seen photos of home breweries that almost fill a room. But > what's the smallest footprint you can get away with? > > -- > Lance Simmons >
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greg towning
>I haven't yet brewed any beer, but I'm interested in giving it a try. How >much space does it require? Obviously it's possible to use a lot of >space; I've seen photos of home breweries that almost fill a room. But >what's the smallest footprint you can get away with? > >-- >Lance Simmons
Hi
I have a 5 (UK)gallon all grain brewery that has a footprint of 19 inches by 21 inches and stands 6 feet high. I could probably go smaller, but a 19" X 21" footprint gives me plenty of room to work (seriously). I probably couldn't lose any height without creating problems.
A hot liquor tank sits on the top shelf, mash tun next shelf down, (electric) boiler under that, then the fermenter on the floor.
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KGB
Hello KGB Did you make your set up your self Thanks Greg > Hi > > I have a 5 (UK)gallon all grain brewery that has a footprint of 19 > inches by 21 inches and stands 6 feet high. I could probably go > smaller, but a 19" X 21" footprint gives me plenty of room to work > (seriously). I probably couldn't lose any height without creating > problems. > > A hot liquor tank sits on the top shelf, mash tun next shelf down, > (electric) boiler under that, then the fermenter on the floor. > > Regards > KGB >
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Have you got any photos? I am getting ready to build an all grain setup but haven't really thought about how it'll all go together yet...... > >>I haven't yet brewed any beer, but I'm interested in giving it a try. How >>much space does it require? Obviously it's possible to use a lot of >>space; I've seen photos of home breweries that almost fill a room. But >>what's the smallest footprint you can get away with? >> >>-- >>Lance Simmons > > Hi > > I have a 5 (UK)gallon all grain brewery that has a footprint of 19 > inches by 21 inches and stands 6 feet high. I could probably go > smaller, but a 19" X 21" footprint gives me plenty of room to work > (seriously). I probably couldn't lose any height without creating > problems. > > A hot liquor tank sits on the top shelf, mash tun next shelf down, > (electric) boiler under that, then the fermenter on the floor. > > Regards > KGB >
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Spanky
>Have you got any photos? I am getting ready to build an all grain setup but >haven't really thought about how it'll all go together yet......
Unfortunately no I haven't - my garden shed is so small - and so full of junk - that I can't stand back far enough to photograph more than half a shelf.
Which reminds me, I am planning another brew tomorrow so must go and clear my bicycle out of the way to make more room!!!!
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KGB
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KGB
>Hello KGB >Did you make your set up your self >Thanks > >Greg
No, I bought a set of strong easily assembled shelving from "Ikea" - do you have those in the US. They were recommended as being ideal for the purpose by the home brew shop who sold me the "brewery".
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KGB
Hi KGB I am based in the UK, could you tell me the home brew shop you got your 'brewery' from ? Many thanks and good luck with your next brew!! Regards Greg > No, I bought a set of strong easily assembled shelving from "Ikea" - > do you have those in the US. They were recommended as being ideal for > the purpose by the home brew shop who sold me the "brewery". > > Regards > KGB >
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> >Hi KGB >I am based in the UK, could you tell me the home brew shop you got your >'brewery' from ? >Many thanks and good luck with your next brew!! > >Regards >Greg
Hi Greg
Leyland Home Brew - their web site is:-
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They are very knowledgeable and helpful. Give them a ring, tell them you want a complete brewery and they will see you right - mine cost around £110 three years ago. The boiler is plastic and looks a bit flimsy but is still going strong after well over 30 brews.
I have also used "Hop & Grape" for ingredients - web site
This shop is also very knowledgeable and reliable. Just after I started all grain brewing, I went on a 2 day Brewlab homebrew course at Sunderland University (I can recommend this course) and Hop & Grape was recommended by the course tutors. H&G also do complete breweries; which is apparently what we used on the homebrew course. The equipment seemed very similar to my LHB brewery so presumably is just as reliable.
As I said, the shelving system is from IKEA (of all places) and was specifically recommended by LHB because of its strength. The shelf has to hold quite a weight and are held on by very long screws. There are similar shelving systems on sale (eg B&Q), but be careful. The screws are often too short, meaning the shelf will NOT safely support the weight of a full boiler.
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KGB
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KGB
Hi KGB Many thanks for those links Greg > Leyland Home Brew - their web site is:- >
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