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Old 10-02-2012, 04:28 AM   #11
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I have a clip on shield for the Blich:

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:21 AM   #12
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I bet the template on the one side of the SS heatshield is melting and not the heatshield itself...or else your entire pot would also be melting.
Lol, I are smarter than that. I don't know how someone would a) not notice the protective film on the heatshield before using it and b) not be able to tell that it was melting and the heatshield was not.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #13
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Lol, I are smarter than that. I don't know how someone would a) not notice the protective film on the heatshield before using it and b) not be able to tell that it was melting and the heatshield was not.
What burner were you using?
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:25 AM   #14
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What burner were you using?
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Old 10-07-2012, 12:58 AM   #15
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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)
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:37 AM   #16
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I use an old circular saw blade. Also used pliers to adjust as necessary (After many brews I can now place optimally before heating).
thats what I use too
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:55 AM   #17
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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.
To be clear, I didn't leave it on there until it liquefied. It began deforming and drooping down so I removed it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:17 AM   #18
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I bought a roll of aluminum flashing this week and cut off a 4x8 inch piece to slide under my pot where the sight glass is installed. Worked perfectly today, there was a slight bounce in the fluid level but I was still able to gauge the volume accurately.

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