Ok…so, my wife & family finally understand me. They now realize that for gifts I want things homebrew related.
The wife talked to her dad about building me a brew stand for my birthday gift in a few weeks. I’m not extremely handy, and he is amazing at building things.
ANYWAY, I’m trying to decide on a setup. Currently I just get things setup on the porch with some sawhorses. Batch-sparging using a pitcher to get water to the tun, and then gravity to the kettle, and then gravity feed down the steps to the fermenter. Now here comes the multiple questions.
I was looking to do a single tier setup due to the size and it fitting in my shed. Can I do a single tier setup with only 1 march pump and not having to use a pitcher for the water to the tun?
I also would like to build a CFC so I can stop using my immersion chiller. How much higher does the immersion chiller need to be over the fermenter to use as gravity feed? If I do this route, then I would be going with a 2 or 3 tier setup I presume.
No matter the route I take, if I wanted to use my immersion chiller to “pre-chill” the hose water before it goes to the CFC, then I would need a pump, correct?
Sorry for so many questions, especially if they are a little open-ended and not very specific. I’m just looking to get a setup that is “permanent” and portable from the shed to the patio, has some upgrades such as 2 new burners, and a CFC.
Any suggestion appreciated. I’ve been looking at the brewhalla site and the thread on here to get ideas for a brewstand. I just don’t know the working specifics of some things.