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Old 04-10-2014, 03:34 AM   #11
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:05 PM   #12
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30bones how do you like low pressure? Do you think it is the way to go even if you don't add a furnace valve (automate)?

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I see no reason to go high pressure and I have no intentions on going more than 10 gallon batches. I have a regulator I could put off the boil kettle, but it's not needed even on 10 gallon batches. I also started using a 1500W heat stick in the HLT to heat strike water and to help get wort to boil. Mainly to save on propane.

It's nice to wake up in the morning, plug in the heat stick and go back to bed, grab coffee, breakfast, etc and get your stuff ready while the strike water heats up. It's a supplement to propane, not a replacement at that small wattage

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Old 04-10-2014, 09:16 PM   #14
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I made my rig a bit taller, it's 31 inches on the low side. I put 5" casters on it because I wanted smooth rolling. The inlet to the pumps is +/- 10" off the ground which has proven to give me enough clearance for a no kink connection. I know you're targeting a much lower build but even at 31", and only being 5'11", I can still stir the mash flat footed.

Regarding the propane connections, I put together a small black pipe manifold so I could put the valves in a convenient location.



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Old 04-19-2014, 02:33 PM   #15
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How does this look for venting the burner? That's 1/2" square stock. I'm concerned about the front venting off too much heat on my thermometer.

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Test fired the burners. My setup is a marshall 2 stage regulator on the tank to 5 feet LP line, to a T, each side has a needle valve, that runs to the burner with 3/8" copper tubing. The burners have the stock orifices bored out to 3/32". When I give it any gas, the tank (or regulator?) groans/hums loudly. Any ideas what the problem could be?

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