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Old 01-26-2013, 02:06 AM   #21
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Are you talking about the burner and how it's attached to the frame by one bolt? If so then no, I haven't had any issues at all with that. I'd say you got a good burner if it's a Bayou Classic SQ 14.

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Old 06-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #22
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For those using the starting collar or anyone thinking about using the starting collar I'd advise against it.

It's made of galvanized steel and cooking on that releases toxic chemicals. You may not notice it to much but it can cause health problems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever

MikeInMKE brought this to my attention and I'm glad he did!

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:57 PM   #23
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Thanks for info ill be taking mine off for next batch. Switch to alum ill bend a sheet to fit. As shield.

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:07 PM   #24
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I just did a burn off, much like the one you should do to get rid of the toxic black paint on the burner stand. You can see in my pics the amount of surface rust on my surround. If the galvanized coating were still there, there would be no rust.
I once welded on a piece of galv.metal by mistake, and know what it does to you. Not fun.
I don't see a problem if you do a heavy burn with a pot full of water to disperse the heat horizontally. My ring will glow red if I really get it going. I am not worried, And I certainly don't feel the fume effects drinking my beer.



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For those using the starting collar or anyone thinking about using the starting collar I'd advise against it.

It's made of galvanized steel and cooking on that releases toxic chemicals. You may not notice it to much but it can cause health problems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever

MikeInMKE brought this to my attention and I'm glad he did!
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:57 PM   #25
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My ring will glow red if I really get it going.
If you've reached this point, any possibility of galvanize poisoning is gone.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:47 AM   #26
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For those using the starting collar or anyone thinking about using the starting collar I'd advise against it.

It's made of galvanized steel and cooking on that releases toxic chemicals. You may not notice it to much but it can cause health problems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever

MikeInMKE brought this to my attention and I'm glad he did!
just fire it hot the first time, exactly like the paint burn-off run, then don't worry about it.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:08 AM   #27
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I just woke from a fever and noticed these thread updates.... :P

In all seriousness, I really don't think you have much if anything to worry about related to fumes in this application. I've used mine many times now with no ill effect. I actually did reference the potential for harmful vapor/fumes from galvanized steel in an earlier post. But, to each his own and I certainly don't slight anyone for being concerned about health issues. Mine works great so I thought I'd share the idea.

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If your outside your not really breathing many fumes in anyway. I'm never standing over my pot for long when it's boiling anyway. I just check it when it's time to add hop additions. Then I'm off to do something else.

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If all I need to do is a really high temp burn off then I still might do that. The idea of having a windshield is high and if you burn most to all of the harmful stuff off the first few times anyway then meh.

I do however stand over top of my brew more often than not. Usually followed by an outburst of boil d@mn you, boil!!!

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Based on another post, I picked up this stainless steel adjustable cake ring from Amazon to use as wind shield:

http://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Cak.../dp/B0039A0LYI

I then cut a notch out of it so that it would fit over the burner and the fit is almost perfect. The height of the ring is about 1/2 inch shorter than the gap under the burner. I cut mine so that it would be flush with the bottom of the stand, so I needed to add some sort of spacer underneath the cake pan so that it sits flush with the bottom of the burner stand. I haven't fired it up yet but I have no reason to believe that it won't work.


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