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Old 07-28-2013, 03:56 AM   #1
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So Im in the process of building a brewstand, and I would like to know what is the optimal height for the burners from the keggles, as I'm in the process of building a brewstand. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great.

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4 inches minimum space from burner to keggle bottom.

Kinda hard to see if there is any gap between your wind screens and the keggle bottoms. You definitely need to allow the burners to "breath" otherwise you're going to have a crappy burn, fry your stand and take a lot longer to bring things to temperature...

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4 inches minimum space from burner to keggle bottom.

Kinda hard to see if there is any gap between your wind screens and the keggle bottoms. You definitely need to allow the burners to "breath" otherwise you're going to have a crappy burn, fry your stand and take a lot longer to bring things to temperature...

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does this help? I think their at least 4 inches from the bottom of the keggle.



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Well, it helps on two issues: you have good spacing - maybe more than needed, even - but your screens look like their tops are too close to the keggles (I'm guessing there's almost no gap at all from the keg bottoms). When folks start out there, the next post is "Why does my flame pattern suck so bad?"

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Well, it helps on two issues: you have good spacing - maybe more than needed, even - but your screens look like their tops are too close to the keggles (I'm guessing there's almost no gap at all from the keg bottoms). When folks start out there, the next post is "Why does my flame pattern suck so bad?"

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what would you recommend I do?
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what would you recommend I do?
Either lower the skirts a bit or perhaps put some holes around the skirt to allow some air in.
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Either lower the skirts a bit or perhaps put some holes around the skirt to allow some air in.
I guess I'll have to go the swiss cheese route. :/
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It's not an "air in" problem, it's an "exhaust out" problem. And you need a crap ton of that, according to Charles Law.

I would rework the brackets holding the screens, make them an "el" so the top edge of the screens is at least an inch or more below the rim of the keggle bottoms. Then I'd adjust the position of the burners within the screens to keep them around 4" from the bottom of the keggles...

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It's not an "air in" problem, it's an "exhaust out" problem. And you need a crap ton of that, according to Charles Law.

I would rework the brackets holding the screens, make them an "el" so the top edge of the screens is at least an inch or more below the rim of the keggle bottoms. Then I'd adjust the position of the burners within the screens to keep them around 4" from the bottom of the keggles...

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Good point. I was mistaken in my recollection of my college classes.
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