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Old 09-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Default All Grain setup

Hi all. I am in the process of creating an all grain setup. I have a double burner for heat. I already have a rubbermaid mash tun. I have 2 questions and welcome comments!

1. Do you think the stand in the pictures will withstand the 2 keggles amount of weight with primarily 5 gallon batches. I am somewhat nervous but it seems stable.

2. Will there be any ill effects of having my HLT and BK so close together? they are practically touching but both fit with about an inch off the side on each end. Thanks

Once again, any recommendations or comments are welcome! I appreciate it!

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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The stand does look kinda flimsy. If it is an old aquarium stand you might be OK. Fish tanks are heavy. As far as the kettles touching, shouldn't be a big deal. Your not going to have both of them going at the same time that often or at all.

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Hammy! I just picked the burner stand up at a garage sale. It has folding legs so I doubt it was an aquarium stand but who knows...

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #4
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Have you tried a test run with water in the keggles? Say maybe 10 in each and then give the thing a little shove. Better to spill water than beer.

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to be honest I would not trust that stand... remember you are dealing many pounds of boiling liquid plus the weight of the kegs themselves. The stand just looks too flimsy for me. It may work fine but to me not worth the sever burn risk

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:27 PM   #6
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Don't trust it. Even if it passes some initial load tests, one stubbed toe on the thing and you could have a dangerous mess on your hands.

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:30 PM   #7
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ok so my next questions should be...limited budget..what are my options?

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:47 PM   #8
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Have your self a garage sale and get rid of it, unless you have a welder or know someone with a welder who can help you adapt it and strengthen it it is dangerous it looks like a pimple "under" a pumpkin.

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:49 PM   #9
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I thought that the stand might be a Camp Chef two burner stove. If it is, you might check out the BTU rating for the burners. If I recall correctly, I think that the burners are rated for 30,000 BTUs each, or 60,000 BTUs total. I would want something with a little more power. The burners that I am using are rated for 60,000 BTU (Camp Chef singer burner) and 72,000 BTUs (Blichmann Engineering floor burner).

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Old 09-12-2012, 11:37 PM   #10
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wow guys thanks alot for the input i appreciate it!

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