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thrstyunderwater 09-02-2010 06:29 AM

Modifying a Bayou burner for a keggle
 
I'm not about to boil with this new burner (new to me) without modifying the base so the keggle sits snugly on there. If I had a chop saw and a mig welder there wouldn't be a problem. But I don't have access to either so I'm curious if there's an easier fix out there. If not I need to befriend someone around here with a metal shop.....

Paulasaurus 09-02-2010 11:40 AM

I was in the same position with my first session using the keggles last week and ended up using 1/4" hose clamps on each of supports and it worked just fine. Would rather have something welded but the clamps will do and wasn't worried about a spill at all.

mvdilts 09-02-2010 02:47 PM

One other thing to try is using a bbq grill grate set on top of the burner (e.g. this from a big box store). I have used that with a Bayou burner + keggle and it works.

BulldogBrewer 09-02-2010 02:54 PM

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Originally Posted by mvdilts (Post 2253436)
One other thing to try is using a bbq grill grate set on top of the burner (e.g. this from a big box store). I have used that with a Bayou burner + keggle and it works.

This is pretty much what I was planning to do for mine until I can gather all the parts for a rig. I've got the keggle cut open, need into install the valve/dip tube, etc... But won't have the setup for the rig for a while.

PGHBrew 09-02-2010 03:31 PM

+1 on the grill grate . I have a $20 circular one that works great for my keggle on the Bayou. I had to grind the grate a little to get a nice fit but it was pretty easy.

timm747 09-02-2010 04:05 PM

I had the same problem. Go to HD and pick up 3 - 1/2" x 2" or 3" length nipples (black steel tubes with threads on either end). They are in the plumbing section. Pick up 3 bolts, nuts and washers too.

Drill 3 holes around the perimeter of the burner, put bolts through the nipples, through the holes on the burner and that will give you a larger circumference to rest your keg. Works beautifully and costs about $5. I'm not at work so can't provide any pictures or specifics on the hardware, but hopefully you get what I mean....

thrstyunderwater 09-02-2010 04:36 PM

Care to post some pics when you get home?

timm747 09-02-2010 04:47 PM

Yeah, I can get you some pictures tonight after work.

timm747 09-03-2010 02:32 AM

Here ya go

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/203...1009021745.jpg

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2544/...1009021746.jpg

thrstyunderwater 09-03-2010 02:34 AM

Thanks a bunch!


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