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Redback
10th February 2011, 10:58 AM
Thought this would be a good idea, maybe there are things we can do to improve our own setup, by getting ideas from peoples gear and setup/bar area and the gear you use:D

It doesn't have to be a Homebrew setup either.

Baz.

AussieAub
11th February 2011, 11:09 PM
Like the look of where this could go!
Presently buiding a "sort of" bar at my place, so I'm keen for ideas.
Watching with interest.....especially keen on names as I'm stuck there!

Wait til TELF RRC see's this thread, he'll be well keen on sticking up pictures of his, called "The Outside Inn". It even has its own FaceBook page and fans!

Main Page (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Outside-Inn/113214962068704)

Pictures (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/album.php?aid=14478&id=113214962068704)

Cheers,

TELF RRC
12th February 2011, 01:21 PM
Like the look of where this could go!
Presently buiding a "sort of" bar at my place, so I'm keen for ideas.
Watching with interest.....especially keen on names as I'm stuck there!

Wait til TELF RRC see's this thread, he'll be well keen on sticking up pictures of his, called "The Outside Inn". It even has its own FaceBook page and fans!

Main Page (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/The-Outside-Inn/113214962068704)

Pictures (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/album.php?aid=14478&id=113214962068704)

Cheers,

COOL thread. Here's my set-up. 'The Outside Inn' (http://www.facebook.com/index.php?lh=0837d57678a2aa3aaadf1818cefea0bc&#!/pages/The-Outside-Inn/113214962068704) as pointed out by Kieren, on Facebook.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/41035_113220618734805_113214962068704_98336_273272 _n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=98339&id=113214962068704)
Under Construction
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/59506_113220388734828_113214962068704_98318_831090 _n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=98319&id=113214962068704)
Nearing Completion
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/61174_113220438734823_113214962068704_98322_160695 3_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=98319&id=113214962068704)
Painted and top stained
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/61174_113220445401489_113214962068704_98324_736423 8_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=98319&id=113214962068704)

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/47970_113220528734814_113214962068704_98329_616053 _n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=98319&id=113214962068704)
The naming ceremony
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/41035_113220612068139_113214962068704_98334_580927 8_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=98319&id=113214962068704)
Party Night!

Old stereo fitted up, BBQ going, party lights and 80L fridge below and seating for seven.

Planned 'mods' are a solid 50mm thick Jarrah top, ceiling fan, brass foot rail, pop-up optics and a Kegerator. Oh, and one of these.....
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/58995_113220245401509_113214962068704_98308_353468 9_n.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=98309&id=113214962068704)
But I think SWMBO may have something to say about that!:angel:

Redback
14th February 2011, 08:10 AM
As seen in another thread, my inside setup.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/bazzar/DSC09059.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/bazzar/DSC09063.jpg

My outside setup at the pool, the bar top is two oregan planks 10" by 5" joined together and coated in resin, hole drilled to fit the tap and font, line plumbed into a bar fridge under the bar to kegs, gas is supplied from a soda stream gas bottle with adaptor for a regulator.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/bazzar/OldKowenHomestead031.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/bazzar/Barpics009.jpg
http://www.myswag.org/gallery/d/23884-2/DSC01350.JPG
http://www.myswag.org/gallery/d/23881-2/DSC01349.JPG

I've made a few mods since these photos and have a couple more planned, bar stools for one, going put a back wall in too, to make it a bit more weather proof, but with the same rustic feel it has, maybe a BBQ beside it with cupboards and bench space, a work in progress so to speak:D

So already got the two planned mods for mine from the above post from Neils Outside Inn, the BBQ and the type of bar stools he has, so for me this is working out great:BigThumb::beer:

Just added a couple more pics showing it a bit more clearly

Baz.

AussieAub
14th February 2011, 05:45 PM
Here's some pics of the start of mine. Nothing too fancy as it's outdoors (and not very big, 2.5 x 2.8m sq slab) and plan to have a removable shade cloth "roof".
Red brick panels are now rendered and waiting on paint. Bar top covering is yet to be decided but likely to be a tiled surface.
Those planks are only temporary to help shade/protect whatever's under there right now.

Bit of a way to go yet....

Cheers,

TELF RRC
14th February 2011, 05:53 PM
I'd like to get a foot rail on mine too, the brass ones look really nice but looking into these they are really quite expensive for the real thing. Anyone think of an alternative that would work out just as well and look just as nice?

I just priced up the Jarrah top at somewhere near $2,000 delivered, finished sprayed/treated etc. Quite a lot but the little place that does them does a really nice job and it is nearly 5sqm of benchtop. I could probably get some pieces much cheaper but wouldn't get an overall matching finish as good as what this guy does.

Love you're fridge set-up there Baz. I'd love to do that but don't think I drink enough beer to warrant it. :Rolling::Rolling::twobeers:

TELF RRC
14th February 2011, 06:00 PM
Here's some pics of the start of mine. Nothing too fancy as it's outdoors (and not very big, 2.5 x 2.8m sq slab) and plan to have a removable shade cloth "roof".
Red brick panels are now rendered and waiting on paint. Bar top covering is yet to be decided but likely to be a tiled surface.
Those planks are only temporary to help shade/protect whatever's under there right now.

Bit of a way to go yet....

Cheers,

Mate, that is looking great.:BigThumb: Your bricklaying skills are defo better than mine!

Check out the Bar Wood place on Gnangara Road near my place, he has some lovely pieces of timber there. One about the right size for your bar for $500 I think it was.

Looking forward to a few beers at yours.:twobeers: Have you got a name for it yet?

AussieAub's Alehouse?

AussieAub
14th February 2011, 08:46 PM
Thanks Neil!
Though I think the wooden tops look (and are) the biz, mine is gonna be exposed to the elements MUCH more than the set ups above. I'm going to put a base bown (for the bar top) and tile it all over. Should be less maintenance and means it "should" wash down a bit easier too. Will also allow me to put a capping on the narrow bits that don't get covered by the main bar top.

As much as I'd like to, I can't take all the credit for its construction. Rachs dad did a fair bit while he was with us on hols from UK over xmas.

Still no names I'm happy with.....open to as many suggestions as possible.
Bearing in mind there's kids around the bar who can read, so no dead obvious inuendos please...!! :p ;)

As for a foot rail, if you're not fussed about it being brass, why not use some scaffolding pipe and try to polish it up a bit, or heavy duty paint...?? Just a thought.

Cheers :twobeers:

AussieAub
14th February 2011, 08:48 PM
Love you're fridge set-up there Baz. I'd love to do that but don't think I drink enough beer to warrant it. :Rolling::Rolling::twobeers:

Yeah, right!! :p:p:wasntme:

Redback
15th February 2011, 08:19 AM
Here's some pics of the start of mine. Nothing too fancy as it's outdoors (and not very big, 2.5 x 2.8m sq slab) and plan to have a removable shade cloth "roof".
Red brick panels are now rendered and waiting on paint. Bar top covering is yet to be decided but likely to be a tiled surface.
Those planks are only temporary to help shade/protect whatever's under there right now.

Bit of a way to go yet....

Cheers,

That's excellent, I'd love to build something like you guys have done, can't wait to see the finished product, should look great.


If you are going to tile the bar top, I'd go for a good slate tile, or even better an imitation marble top, they are basically cement with a polished top that looks like marble, relatively inexpensive.

I still reckon a timber top is the way to go though, make a roof for the bar, just a scillian style is good, it not only give protection from the elements but it also gives you space to hang things or attach shelves too.

This is what my bar looked like when I had it inside, all I did was put a roof on it and an awning when I put it down by the pool, it's been down there about 5yrs now and the resin on the bar top looks like it did when I coated it.
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/

Baz.

AussieAub
23rd April 2011, 07:33 PM
Some updated photos for you guys, or anyone insterested!
Finished up to this stage this weekend......

Went for a tiled top, as originally discussed.
Just waiting for the electrics to be installed so I can get rid of the extension cords.
Front and side rendered areas to be painted (one day!), and hopefully a detachable or rectrable roof/covering of some sort.
Again, one day, when funds permit.

As for now, I'm pretty chuffed with it as it is.
Going to install an aerial for TV (cinema room behind back wall so should be pretty easy).
Chessboard is mosaic tiled and looks better in real life than on the photos.
Thanks to BST4X4XFA for donating the aluminium trim for around the bar top edging, and to TELF RRC for the inspiration to get on with it in the first place!

I'll try to arrange a session for anyone local soon.

Cheers guys!
:twobeers:

TELF RRC
23rd April 2011, 09:44 PM
Looking good there mate!

LandyAndy
24th April 2011, 08:43 PM
Nice work,all thats needed is a chimnea or similar and a waterproof shade cloth cover.
Andrew

rovercare
24th April 2011, 08:57 PM
All I've ever had is a fridge in the shed and fire, my old mans got a big barn fully lined with 8x5 pool table and all the rest, but we all seem to end up drinking in the workshed leaning over an engine bay:D

TELF RRC
24th April 2011, 09:36 PM
Nice work,all thats needed is a chimnea or similar and a waterproof shade cloth cover.
Andrew

I've got the chiminea, funnily enough with a large hole in the shade sail directly above!

TELF RRC
24th April 2011, 09:39 PM
I'll have to start thinking about that WA-AULROians night at the Outside Inn. I reckon that would be a good night!

Redback
28th April 2011, 07:55 PM
Mate that is brilliant, bloody nice job:twobeers:

Baz.

kenleyfred
29th April 2011, 05:23 AM
I've got the chiminea, funnily enough with a large hole in the shade sail directly above!

Good placement then. To put the chiminea directly under the existing hole.

TELF RRC
29th April 2011, 08:12 AM
Good placement then. To put the chiminea directly under the existing hole.

I did not expect two of those yellow card six pack holders you get corona in to generate a 14ft column of flame.

But now that I know.......

AussieAub
20th November 2011, 09:32 PM
Tiled bar top and rear shelf replaced with jarrah (bar top = 2x1m for scale).
Shade sail added for some cover.
The floor has been "kind of" decked with plastic backed wooden tiles that clip together).
TV points been installed on back wall.
All that's left now is to paint the render panels.....:cool:

TELF RRC
22nd November 2011, 09:24 AM
Looks great mate, can't wait for a few beers there!

hpal
23rd May 2017, 08:50 PM
Hpal's Albums and Images - Gallery - Aussie Home Brewer (http://aussiehomebrewer.com/gallery/member/26644-hpal/)

Here's a link to my gallery on AHB. I;m an all grain brewer and I've built a bit of gear along the way (I'm a fitter) like the electric brew kettle (72L) and the grain mill and lots of other stuff.

Saitch
4th January 2021, 05:02 PM
I put together an outdoor kitchen that comes with a water tap and sink. Now, I'm not going to plumb it in so was going to use the sink as an ice bucket, when we have a do.
Now, this idea has gone out the window because, last Friday whilst my BIL and I enjoyed an ale and admiring my handiwork, we had an epiphany.
Why not replace the water tap with a beer tap, attached via a suitable cooling system to say, a 20 litre keg, in the cabinet.

The cabinet's internal dims are :
Depth 500 mm
Width 800 mm
Height 740 mm

The height quoted only has a width of 400 mm between the side wall and the inner side of the sink. The sink drain hose is central, so there is a bit of space available under the sink with a height of about 540 mm.

Is there a small keg 'fridge or Temprite type of system that will accomodate my needs?

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4bee
4th January 2021, 07:18 PM
I put together an outdoor kitchen that comes with a water tap and sink. Now, I'm not going to plumb it in so was going to use the sink as an ice bucket, when we have a do.
Now, this idea has gone out the window because, last Friday whilst my BIL and I enjoyed an ale and admiring my handiwork, we had an epiphany.
Why not replace the water tap with a beer tap, attached via a suitable cooling system to say, a 20 litre keg, in the cabinet.

The cabinet's internal dims are :
Depth 500 mm
Width 800 mm
Height 740 mm

The height quoted only has a width of 400 mm between the side wall and the inner side of the sink. The sink drain hose is central, so there is a bit of space available under the sink with a height of about 540 mm.

Is there a small keg 'fridge or Temprite type of system that will accomodate my needs?

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Size of system will depend on throughput on your "entertainment nights/days". Not sure you can still get the traditional 'Temprite' System which would require a reasonable size refrig. unit for the anticipated heaviest load in hot weather. Ice Bank & Glycol Systems seem to be used these days.

A long time since my "Temprite" days & of course things have moved on a fair bit but I'm sure one or both of my esteemed colleagues could advise what gear is available today that would suit your needs.


Beware of the 'Testing Mode' though if & when you install a system.

Fridgie usually leans on the bar with a Glass thermometer testing a few glasses of your tipple. Looks very pensive & stares at ceiling whilst supping your beer all the time mouthing the word "Hhmmmmmmmm". Occasionally sucks air through front teeth. Shakes head, makes an adjustment & repeats exercise continuously. You. "Where has all my beer gone it was a full keg when you started? It's bull****? Don't you believe it.:Rolling::BigCry:

loanrangie
13th January 2021, 07:42 PM
Or build one of these.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210113/d432be088a8253e9d3f20ec5c07bcd26.jpg