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luhrks 04-16-2013 03:23 AM

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Thanks- how did you set them up? Just a manifold with a ball valve? How long does it take you to heat your strike water and how long does it take to hit a boil? Theoretically (and it is just a theory) the big 225kbtu cast iron burner should be able to bring a 3bbl batch up to a boil in about half an hour, and then could be dialed back after that. Not sure it's got the juice though, but I guess I could always just add a second one under the BK.
Truth be told I'm still getting things "dialed in" and finalized. If I had to do it again I'd just have bought 3x of the single burner stands from Tejas and then spaced them 6" apart and welded in tubing to make a single stand.

I'm running off of 2x 100# tanks hooked to a 0-60 psi regulator going to a single 1/2" manifold with each burner controlled by a ball valve (which never gets more than 1/4 open it seems). With all burners going, I'm icing the tanks.

When I automate, I plan on installing a low pressure regulator on each of the branches prior to the pilot/valve T. I can tell you that with the 20 jet burners properly set up I can get a 30degree temp rise in 10 minutes. Still working on getting the 32 jet spaced correctly.

luhrks 04-16-2013 03:23 AM

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Originally Posted by daksin View Post
Thanks- how did you set them up? Just a manifold with a ball valve? How long does it take you to heat your strike water and how long does it take to hit a boil? Theoretically (and it is just a theory) the big 225kbtu cast iron burner should be able to bring a 3bbl batch up to a boil in about half an hour, and then could be dialed back after that. Not sure it's got the juice though, but I guess I could always just add a second one under the BK.
Truth be told I'm still getting things "dialed in" and finalized. If I had to do it again I'd just have bought 3x of the single burner stands from Tejas and then spaced them 6" apart and welded in tubing to make a single stand.

I'm running off of 2x 100# tanks hooked to a 0-60 psi regulator going to a single 1/2" manifold with each burner controlled by a ball valve (which never gets more than 1/4 open it seems). With all burners going, I'm icing the tanks.

When I automate, I plan on installing a low pressure regulator on each of the branches prior to the pilot/valve T. I can tell you that with the 20 jet burners properly set up I can get a 30degree temp rise in 10 minutes. Still working on getting the 32 jet spaced correctly.


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