Originally Posted by AndrewD
I have the same issue with my boilermaker. The scrap of stainless steel they give you for a heat shield began melting in about 2 minutes the first time I used it. The next batch, I plan on positioning the sight glass directly over the leg of the burner to see if that shields it enough. I would think aluminum flashing would burn up pretty quickly based on my experiences using it as a heat shield for plumbing repairs. Have you aluminum guys had any longevity issues using it?
The scrap (10 x 6 SS) melted?
Mine didn't and the first time I used it I cranked up the heat to see how much it could boil off.
Would an aluminum can work as a heat shield? Its melting point is 1,200F.
(that lower than SS which is in the 1400-1450F range)