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Old 12-08-2012, 06:40 AM   #101
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Doesn't sound good. I'm sorry to hear. Are you running any kind of heat shields around the burners? If so, have you tried running without them? It sounds like you aren't getting a good air/fuel ratio. I remember fussing with heat shields at one point and having similar issues and then no more issues once I removed them.

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #102
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Irrenarzt, Are those the Blichmann 20's? I am looking to build a stand that will hold 3 of them (I only have one for now, but I'm trying to plan for the future) what is the spacing between the two beams that support the blichmann's, and also, what is the space between the two blichmanns.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:03 PM   #103
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No I only have one 20 and I use that as my BK for 10 gallon batches. My MT and HLT are 15's. My beam spacing is 12 x 12 on the BK and 12 x 10 on the 15's. 12 x 12 all round will work with three 20's...

Use the original Lonnie Mac dimensions and you'll be fine for three 20's.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #104
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I'm subscribed to this thread, since long ago I too was looking for updates. If I were to do it again, I'd definitely make it large enough for 25-30s. I'm wanting to upgrade to half barrels, since my beer seems to evaporate so fast from the taps. I ended up going with Stout Tanks and Kettles, since they had a tall 21.5 gallon that would fit on the stand. Even they bump handles. BTW, Stout Tanks and Kettles are beautifully done. I highly recommend them. They, like Blichmans are made in China so sometimes you have to wait.

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:44 AM   #105
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I do like the stout tanks. However, after using Blingmanns for so long now, I think I would miss the sight glasses and their incredibly functional false bottom. Nothing beats their false bottom.

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:28 PM   #106
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Finally have "fixed" the problems was having with my rig. The ring burners sucked. I have replaced with burners from brewers hardware dot com. There must have been an issue with the pigtail hose I connected to the portable cylinder OR the cylinder itself was bad or poorly functional. I got invisible flame now in Florida daylight on all three burners!!

Propane guy has me plumbed to the buried tanks and a padlock ball valve for connection and a QD for the brew rig with 15 feet of hose!!

Now I just need to get some time to brew again!

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Old 02-05-2013, 01:19 AM   #107
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Congrats TrickyDick!

I think saying the ring burners suck is a bit strong. They may not have worked with your particulars but I think they are a damn fine burner when they are working. There are a lot of schitty chinese castings out there so you need to sort through a lot of chaff to get some good ones but the Tejas ones kickass albeit at a high cost. The guy from my local club who bought my old frame has found a source for 40 each with a guarantee from a country store in Texas but I can't recall the name. Maybe he'll chime in.

Regardless, congrats on your successful upgrade.

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Congrats TrickyDick!

I think saying the ring burners suck is a bit strong. They may not have worked with your particulars but I think they are a damn fine burner when they are working. There are a lot of schitty chinese castings out there so you need to sort through a lot of chaff to get some good ones but the Tejas ones kickass albeit at a high cost. The guy from my local club who bought my old frame has found a source for 40 each with a guarantee from a country store in Texas but I can't recall the name. Maybe he'll chime in.

Regardless, congrats on your successful upgrade.
I guess you're probably right in that. When I had the ring burners they worked fine. Mine must've been the cheapie ones. Wish I had known a reliable source enforce changing everything, would have been a much easier "fix" than the path I took,and less expensive too!

One of these days I'll post some darn pics of the thing!

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Here's my new rig. She's more closer to Lonnie's original design than the 8020 frame but with some nice upgrades.

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Looks very clean. Any details? Hard to see what you've done on big photo. Integral has manifold?
What's those connections by the plate chiller?

I gotta post some pics of my rig. Reassembled everything last night. Need to test for leaks and give a good cleaning then its back in business!!

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