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Old 02-08-2011, 06:03 AM   #1
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Hello all. I purchased a brew stand from brewersequipment.com and thought I’d share my experience and a review of the stand.

Stainless 3 burner stand with control panel, pumps, and auto light system.
Website: www.brewersequipment.com

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 I’ve encountered:

I’m 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 I’m 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.

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Old 02-08-2011, 06:17 AM   #2
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Every good review needs pics so here they are.

Shipping damage:




Wrong burner:


Burner Damage:

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Old 02-08-2011, 06:26 AM   #4
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And Video

difficulty lighting middle burner






perfect light on first burner
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:56 AM   #5
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Pretty slick stand

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So. What's your overall impression? You seem a little disappointed but you also state you think it's a good deal.

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What was the total delivered cost with the upgrades, pumps, control panel shipping etc? To what extent is the system automated? I don't see any PID's or similar controllers in the panel box. Is automation an option?

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What was the total delivered cost with the upgrades, pumps, control panel shipping etc? To what extent is the system automated? I don't see any PID's or similar controllers in the panel box. Is automation an option?
Catt22 he is using a CLICK™ Series Programmable Logic Controller from AutomationDirect.
http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Overview/Catalog/Programmable_Controllers/CLICK_Series_PLCs_%28Stackable_Micro_Brick%29/PLC_Units

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Catt22 he is using a CLICK™ Series Programmable Logic Controller from AutomationDirect.
http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Overview/Catalog/Programmable_Controllers/CLICK_Series_PLCs_%28Stackable_Micro_Brick%29/PLC_Units

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Thanks Claudius! I will check that out.
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What is that a picture of in picture number 2? Is that a pilot light or a flame where it should not be?

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