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Old 11-24-2008, 07:30 PM   #11
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No concern of the SS wire shelf sagging under heat and weight?

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:30 AM   #12
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Sure...that's probably the biggest engineering problem I'm facing. We'll see what happens...it's 316SS and frickin solid. It may be wire style shelving, but the wires are 1/4" each....and there's a lot of them. Experience with my last rig showed me that 2 pieces of 1/8" angle iron were more than strong enough to support a full keg getting blasted by a banjo burner. Plan B is to slide a few pieces of angle under the top shelf, if necessary.


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Old 11-25-2008, 12:45 AM   #13
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Damn. Stole my idea! I saw these at Sam's club and thought that might work well! I think they were around $65 or so.
Is this what you were thinking?

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:40 PM   #14
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That will probably work too...but I'd be careful putting heat on something like that. This cart I'm using is really well built, SS through and through, no coatings/platings etc. I had a hell of a time drilling through the bars....you can really tell the difference between brass, mild steel, etc. and SS. It's a pretty hard metal. I imagine a cart like this would be well out of my price range if bought new.


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Old 12-04-2008, 05:28 AM   #15
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EEEEXCELLEEENNNTT....my plan is slowly coming together.....

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Old 12-08-2008, 08:00 PM   #16
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Nice Steve. I'm still stealing your single tier wooden rig setup idea for my own electric setup.

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Old 12-08-2008, 08:24 PM   #17
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You'll have a lot easier time with it if it's electric (assuming you know how to wire everything). A lot of my headscratching came from mounting burners and putting in heatshields.

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Old 12-08-2008, 08:35 PM   #18
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Nice rig... I'll be building one of those very similar to that very soon ( SWMBO is gone over Christmas week ).

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Old 12-08-2008, 08:48 PM   #19
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Steve,

how do you like that ChillZilla?

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Old 12-08-2008, 10:05 PM   #20
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Ed, it's pretty sweet. I'm happy I got it....I was worried about the cold break, but I just turned out one of my best IPA's ever; leaving the pellets free in the kettle (no bags) and crash cooling it all later. I just clogged the hell out of it with whole hops, but I just blasted those out and it's good as new. That'd never happen on a plate chiller. It cools fast, looks great, kinda pricey, but I think it's worth it if you're looking at a long-term piece of gear to put in a stand, etc.

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