Hello all. I purchased a brew stand from brewersequipment.com and thought Id share my experience and a review of the stand.
Stainless 3 burner stand with control panel, pumps, and auto light system.
I will break down the categories into a couple subcategories for easy reading.
Speed: Order date: 8/19/2010 received date: 11/08/2010. Other time factors to consider: Custom stand, Winner of stainless upgrade (Marcus had to make another stand out of Stainless for me), manufacture was out of stock for control panel parts.
Shipping: Stand is shipped via UPS and heating elements shipped via USPS. Stand is shipped in cardboard box with minimal padding. All small components are tightly secured in interior of stand with tape. I feel that UPS tends to mishandle the box. Upon arrival damage was noted to leg and middle burner piping causing gas leak. (see pic)
Quality: Craftsmanship of stand is excellent. Welds are beautiful and solid. Stand feels very sturdy.
Price: Great price especially if you get one during their HBT deals. A lot of stand for the price and you'd be hard pressed to find a comparable stand for the price.
Communication: Emails answered same or next day. Excellent customer service. Quick to offer solutions with any problems you may encounter.
Issues Ive encountered:
Im not sure how it happened but one burner was a natural gas burner causing a nice fire show. Marcus Promptly replaced it. The replacement was damaged during shipping and Im awaiting a replacement for the replacement. (Jet burner tips are very fragile apparently). If I did it again I would probably get the banjo burners for durability reasons.
A couple options were forgotten on stand including pump shields, chiller mount, and propane tank holder. A tank holder was mailed promptly. Not too sure what to do about pump shields and chiller mount since those have to be welded on.
Igniters take some time to get used to. They tend to work better with a pot on the stand.