Uncle Jesse wrote:No still yet. Here are some photos of my current equipment. As you can see the Bohemian is probably overkill but it will give me the flexibility to create any mash I can think of off the top of my head.
mash tun side of the Bohemian brew setup.
couple of pics of the top half of the mash tun, internally:
the lauter tun side of the Bohemian:
Judging by the screen shown in your 'mash tun', it looks like a mash/lauter tun, with both operations being done in one vessel. The bottom half of the tank should be your hot liquor for sparging, and the 'lauter tun' in your picture is the brew kettle, in fact it is labeled as such on the control panel. I'm not sure what you'll do with the kettle in liquor production, I s'pose you might want to boil something to sterilize it before fermentation sometime. Maybe you can sell it off separately, but it'd be shame to break up the system. Or you could cut the top off and use it as a hot tub!
Are you going to try and keep the grain solids in the fermenter, as in, say, the UJSM? I'd guess you'd need a solids capable pump, like a positive displacement or something. And then pump it back to the mash/lauter to strain out the grains before pumping to the still?
Once you had such a pump, you could mash in the brew kettle and just lauter in the mash/lauter. This would let you actually heat the mash without adding water, if you wanted to do a non-infusion mash program.
Looking forward to your still pics - I, too enjoy 'living vicariously' through your startup.