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Old 02-11-2014, 02:13 PM   #11
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If you fly sparge and have a single tier set up then you'll need a way to drain the MLT while sparging. That's where two pumps usually comes in.

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Old 02-11-2014, 02:14 PM   #12
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Ah gotcha. If you batch sparge could you get away with one pump then?


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Old 02-11-2014, 02:23 PM   #13
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That's right. That's how I currently use my 1 pump. I gravity drain my MLT, but you could pump from the MLT to BK, and then stop and re-attach and refill the MLT.

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Old 02-12-2014, 01:54 AM   #14
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Looks good! Currently finishing up my single tier build also. Another paint option is Rustoleum Ultra high heat. I painted mine black on top and silver the rest, semi-gloss finish. Haven't fired the burners yet to see how it does, but is rated to like 1200F. One question, assuming you're fly sparging (2 pumps), what are you using for the sparge arm? I have my pumps mounted in pretty much identical locations, just not sure about sparging yet.

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Old 02-12-2014, 02:40 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by SouthernYankee;
Also you can buy VHT Flameproof paint that is rated 1300-2000..
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http://www.amazon.com/VHT-Flat-Aerosol-Spray-Flameproof/dp/B0028V9GWM/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1391391849&sr=8-7&keywords=vht+paint+flameproof[/url]

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This paint does not work, I followed the directions and used a oxy/acetylene torch to heat the metal before and after to "cure" the paint, it all burned off after the first brew day.

That's a nice looking stand! That stand will provide years of brewing, even with the not so pretty welds



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Old 02-12-2014, 02:42 AM   #16
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I just decided to scrap the paint around the burners all together. The original burner location was way too high and forced flames out the sides. During testing at the original height is when the paint started melting. I moved the burners down another 2 inches, 4 inches total from the bottom of the keg and there was even more paint that melted. In the end I took some sand paper and paint thinner and stripped all the paint that was already melted down to bare metal. The smell of the burning paint in the garage literally made me sick. On brew day there was no other areas that melted so I'm just gonna leave it as is with bare metal around the burners.

For sparging I don't have a picture of it, but I am using the LocLine circle nozzle kit. I mounted it to a stock pot lid with a quick disconnect on the lid. Works really well.

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