This idea may sound crazy and I know that makes it all the more exciting. Here’s my idea.
My two daughters are 14 and 12 years old. When they were very small I bought a swing set with a clubhouse. They never use the clubhouse anymore. Sometimes they use the swing set. The clubhouse floor is about 5 feet above the ground. The roof peak is about 11 feet high. From the floor to the ground is empty space. It’s a 5 foot by 5 foot floor dimension. So it’s rather small. With the floor being 5 feet high I cannot stand under it without bending over. So here’s my idea.
I can remove the floorboards and enclose the structure with T-111 plywood. I can fit a few inches of insulation in there if I do T-111 on the inside as well. That would give me a hollow tower. I could rebuild the floor so that its 7 feet high. That would give me some space between the floor and the roof, which can contain ale pails. I will run power out there, both 110V and 220V. I can get the induction cook top and do electric powered boils.
I can insulate the small space above very well and mount an air conditioner for the summer, and an electric baseboard heat for the winter. I could do my brewing in the lower section and then place the ale pails in the temperature controlled upper section for fermenting. Being that the space will be so small it should be very economical as far as temperature control.
Any thoughts or ideas for what I can add to make this even better? I do both all grain and extract brewing. So throw the ideas at me for what I can do to make this an awesome home brewery!