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Michael Pisto
Works at Fortify IT, Inc
Attended Capella University
Lives in Atlanta, Ga
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Michael Pisto

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My finished keg mover. Painted it Auburn colors. The beer in the keg is a Kölsch. 
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Thanks. It works well. It'll hold up to a 10 gallon corny, just would have to get one. Lol
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Ha!
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And drool
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The inside of my beer fridge along with the outside again for other people just seeing it.

I welded up the platform after measuring quite a bit to figure out dimensions and then tweaked the fit. This is my second aluminum welding job and after I got my argon flowing (the nozzle on the spool gun was plugged) it went fine. That's almost a quarter inch thick aluminum plate, got some angle aluminum and just got the platform raised up, have 2 the same length in front, and one short riser in the back on the sloped part of the fridge. I mounted the 6 way CO2 distributor underneath to the support beams I made under the plate for extra strength, I made a tic tac toe pattern if you will. I have 5 co2 nozzles for the 5 kegs and the 6th is for the Blichmann Beergun to bottle. I made a steel cage on the outside to hold up the 10lb co2 unit, ran some brass and 90 degree barbs, connected those up. I have to now repeat that process for the beer gun so the door doesn't stay open, I got the beer gun sooner than I thought I would. The door panel is just left over steel from my Brew cart so I quickly made that so it would tighten on the steel and not the plastic and crack it.

Hit me up if you have any questions about any thing if you want to follow a similar setup.


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Hehe. Thanks! Yeah I was trying to make it clean and simply designed. I learned from my small 2 keg system. I was going to re-do that one but then I saw thought "let's go bigger" so I did. I'll keep tweaking as needed.

Like i still need to put a drip tray on, just have to buy a 24" one and figure out how to mount it up. 
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Just bought a scratch and dent fridge that'll hold 5 kegs. $479. 
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Sigh. I haven't had a chance to to use my camera, post stuff or read stuff lately. Too busy with work, which is a good thing I guess. 
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Haha I'm trying!
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My keg cart. It's almost done. Have to get some steel round tube for a handle and finish the wheels. It's wide enough to hold a 10 gallon corny keg and of course carboys. 
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Just recently put the handle on it, painted it and wheels are on. I'll post it later. 
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The awesome 35, just wide enough and just long enough. It's my most used prime. I'll take it over a 50 in a heartbeat. 
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Same here! 35mm is the sweet spot in my opinion. :-) 
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I got accepted to Auburn's new Brewing Sciences graduate certificate program. I'm really excited!
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thanks! i'm excited!
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The new beer fridge is done. Only one beer on tap but two are aging then I'll get two more brewing. The IPA, my first all grain beer, is pretty good. Good smooth hop flavor and good grain flavor. Not bad for my first all grain batch. 
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Haha thanks. I'm actually brewing for the 5 keg today. 4th keg is conditioning. 
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So after buying a New Scratch and Dent fridge,  I just got 5 taps, CO2 distributor, hoses, dry erase/chalk tap handles and a bunch of other hardware.   Have to find a 5 shank holed, 24" drip tray ( i know where it is, just have to order it).

when I get it done, i'll post some pics.
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Ha! I wish I could! Yeah I'll have to start selling stuff off to keep more brews on rotation
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My newly finished BIAB cart. 2 burners, the right will go up 3 different levels in case I need hot sparge water for my grains. I built it like I would be going into all grain eventually, well with mash as lauter tuns. Left is my main brewing burner. The grain crane, is for hoisting the bag full of grains so they can drip into the kettle. Propane take in the middle and it'll be split with propane Y when I find one and are cheaper than what I'm finding now. 
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Thanks! It was a fun project, tried to build in for mash tun and HLT for later but mostly it'll be BIAB for time purposes and I'm far from being a pro type home brewers. Now if it stops raining I can try my first brew on it. 
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    Information Security, 2007 - 2010
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