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Old 04-19-2011, 01:27 AM   #11
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Got around to painting and adding the casters and burners.
Top half is painted with 1200 degree heat resistant paint.

Still working on the hard plumbing.



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Old 04-19-2011, 01:45 AM   #12
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Looks great, subscribed. Maybe this will inspire me to learn welding and stop using the Lowe's shelving I have as a brewstand... Maybe.

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Were does a person order that steel tubing? It's not like they have it laying around at the hardware store.

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Yankee,

I too built my first stand from your inspiration. But I recently sold it and am in the midst of my second with some thing I realized I wanted to change. I actually went from 62" wide to 60". What made you go longer?

Also why did you move away from the expandable stem casters? Price?

I am going with stainless steel as I hated the painting part of it.

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Is the black paint the barbeque paint that they sell at Lowes? I still need to paint mine and I would love to go with a silver but I figure the regular black would be easier to touch up. What did you use for the silver on the bottom?

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Old 04-19-2011, 02:25 PM   #16
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Yankee,

I too built my first stand from your inspiration. But I recently sold it and am in the midst of my second with some thing I realized I wanted to change. I actually went from 62" wide to 60". What made you go longer?

Also why did you move away from the expandable stem casters? Price?

I am going with stainless steel as I hated the painting part of it.

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I went longer for two reasons.
1. I added onto the two empty spaces next to the burners because of the heat. I made them wider on this build.
2. Also I made the center a little wider then the two burner ends. The center will be used as a shelf or even for the Mash Tun. The Mash Tun is a plastic cooler...so once again I wanted the extra distance because of the heat.
I wanted to add expanded metal for the center. But I like the wooden look. I might just build another wooden platform center for this one.

Overall length for the first build to this one is only by 1 inch.
Original stand length is 62 inches.. This one 63.

For the casters...your right, The price. From about 70 bucks on the original stand to $16 for this one.

For the painting part of the stand. This paint job took me less then an hour to do. Krylon barbecue and stove paint you can find at Walmart. But Lowe's and HD sell barbeque paint as well.
The silver paint is just a Rust-Olem brand metallic paint.

I dont mind painting it. Touch up is really easy with the black paint, It isnt glossy but a flat paint. So it dries in a matter of mins.
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I went longer for two reasons.
1. I added onto the two empty spaces next to the burners because of the heat. I made them wider on this build.
2. Also I made the center a little wider then the two burner ends. The center will be used as a shelf or even for the Mash Tun. The Mash Tun is a plastic cooler...so once again I wanted the extra distance because of the heat.
I wanted to add expanded metal for the center. But I like the wooden look. I might just build another wooden platform center for this one.

Overall length for the first build to this one is only by 1 inch.
Original stand length is 62 inches.. This one 63.

For the casters...your right, The price. From about 70 bucks on the original stand to $16 for this one.

For the painting part of the stand. This paint job took me less then an hour to do. Krylon barbecue and stove paint you can find at Walmart. But Lowe's and HD sell barbeque paint as well.
The silver paint is just a Rust-Olem brand metallic paint.

I dont mind painting it. Touch up is really easy with the black paint, It isnt glossy but a flat paint. So it dries in a matter of mins.


Do you think you get get away with painting the silver all the way to the top of the lags and then doing the very top with the black? I'm wondering how hot the legs really get. I'd love to have almost all silver.
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Do you think you get get away with painting the silver all the way to the top of the lags and then doing the very top with the black? I'm wondering how hot the legs really get. I'd love to have almost all silver.
Nope, Ive tried that with my other stand. I had it painted all the way up to the top part. The paint started to peel because of the heat. If you want to paint most of your stand. I would goto your local automotive store..There they sell header paint which is rated up to 2000.
It cost around $9 for a can and they sell all different colors.
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I will probably go with the black, it has to be easier to touch up when it gets scratched or burnt.

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Looks nice! I see you have changed your heat shield/windshield design from your original stand. I would be interested in how you came about with the new design.

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