Grainfather Base Stand

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  1. airborne spoon

    airborne spoon New Member

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    Has anyone ever thought about upgrading the stand for the grainfather conical fermenter? I mean this thing is awesome and all but I hate how low to the ground it is. I've attached a pic of the factory legs removed if that will spark any ideas. But I want the bottom spigot to be like 2ft or so off the ground. I can weld and fabricate stuff pretty easily but I need ideas to get me started. Also since it is double walled maybe it would be as simple as welding 4 legs to the sides and making a sealed cover to go over the open base area.
    Any ideas would be helpful, thanks.


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    You could divy up some legs like your saying to desired hight and bolt them into the exisiting external holes you have for them tabs on the sides. I can see atleast 4 there. I'd brace the legs with some cross section pieces to stop any sway. I wouldn't go too high though because centre of gravity will be out and more likely cause it to be unstable.

    Think most structures have a really heavy base to tie into but here your raising that weight up like you see water towers. Maybe Google some water tower pics for some structural ideas.
     
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    Yeah I was thinking if I did simple legs I could have them come out at either an angle like /\ or maybe down then out like straight down then out at like a 25° angle, of that makes sense.
     
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    Put it on a shitty table or wood stand and cut a hole to access underneath maybe? You'd keep your stability and add height, and be pretty simple.
     
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    That's not a bad idea, although I'd just build a little table since it's cheap and easy, like 2'x2' would probably work.
     
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    Don't know if you've got them in the good all US but a humble Milk crate may suffice?
     
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    Cinder block and milk crates were my furniture of choice for many years!
     
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