Gowanus Brewery

Scaling Up Storage Capacity with New Rack by Jeremy
November 29, 2007, 12:00 am
Filed under: equipment

Over the last month, Barry and I have amassed a mess of buckets, carboys, and boxes loaded with equipment.  There are empty beer bottles everywhere.  We have four different beers brewing as of this morning and I plan on adding a fifth this weekend.  All this stuff, unfortunately, has just been sitting around on the kitchen floor taking up space and irritating our (loving) girlfriends.  So, Barry and I went to Lowe’s last night to buy a storage rack.  As you can see in the picture, we’ve got capacity to store eight to 10 in-use buckets or carboys on the two lower shelves, which equates to at most 40 to 50 gallons of beer. The top two shelves we’ll use for empty buckets and bottles, as well as our brewing equipment.  It was $80 and has a 350-pound capacity per shelf.  That’s more than enough heft for 5 full carboys, which weigh in at around 50lbs each.

It should be a while before we have to pick up another shelf. The operative word there, of course, is “should”.


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