Old Range Hood Turned Into a Brewery Exhaust Hood
Since I brew in my basement, it’s pretty important to exhaust the vapor from the wort outside the house. When it’s any temperature that isn’t between 50 and 65 degrees, opening a window isn’t the greatest way.
A friend was remodeling his kitchen and gave me a sink base cabinet (which will make it’s way down into the brewery) and his old range hood. the range hood was one that recirculates the air (as opposed to exhausting it), so it’s actually kinda useless. But with some modifications, it can exhaust the air.
One note about this is that safety is paramount. Sharp metal edges can cut like a broken glass carboy.
After this, I went to pull my truck back into the garage and noticed a bunch of coolant under my truck and trailing into the garage. The water pump blew.