I am not too sure about you but part of the enjoyment of homebrewing for me, is designing and advancing my home brewery. I always enjoy seeing what other home brewers are using, how they have their homebrewing equipment configured and love to see what they are working on next. Here is my current homebrewing rig, homebrew fermentation setup and some of the home beer brewing components such as wort chiller and kegs that I use. If you want more details on any of the items you can click on the image. Also, please feel free to reach out to me if you want to chat about anything. I would love to see photos of your gear!
Stainless Steel Blichmann 20 Gallon Boiler Maker Kettles with Blichmann HopBlocker, Blichmann False Bottom, MoreBeer Ultimate Sparge Arm and Walnut Mash Paddle:
Homebrewing Rig, Beer Brewing Stand
Homebrewing rig full setup with 3 burners, 3 stainless steel 20 gallon home brewing kettles, convoluted wort chiller, RIMS mash tun heating system to regulate the mash temperature, digital temperature sensors from and to the mash tun:
Homebrewing Rig for Home Beer Brewing
Homebrewing rig top view. You can see the Blichmann stainless steel false bottom and the RIMS heating bar and RIMS Temperature controller for mash temperature control and stabilization. I keep my pumps recirculating during the entire mash and the temp controller and heating element keep my mash temp at exactly what I set it for while I drink a beer!
Home Brewery Setup and Home Brewing System
Homebrewing rig RIMS configuration. I built my own setup with a Ranco Dual Stage temperature controller that links to a stainless steel heating element that is housed in a larger diameter stainless steel tube. There is a thermowell on the other end of the tube that feeds back to the Ranco so that it know when to activate the heating element in the RIMS homebrewing system. I wired it so that the temperature regulator can not be activated unless the homebrew pump is running so that I do not burn up the RIMS system if I have one too many beers and forgot to place the mash tun in recirculation.
Homebrewing RIMS system and Stainless Steel Heating Bar
I typically ferment with these two stainless steel homebrewing brew bucket fermenters, but also use carboys, kegs and a 14 gallon stainless steel conical fermenter.
Stainless Steel Fermenters for Homebrewing
Here is my fermentation chamber. I reside in Southern California and during the summer temp can hit 100 F so I converted this chest freezer over to a fermentation chamber for my home beer brewing. I use a Johnson temperature controller to regulate the fermentation temperature of my homebrewing fermenters.
Homebrewing Fermentation Chamber with Stainless Steel Conical Fermenters
Those are the basics on my home brewery setup and homebrewing rig. If you have any question on it, or would like to know how or why I setup anything the way that I did please reach out. I also always like feedback and suggestions on how I can improve it so please leave a comment or shoot me an email!