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Old 11-01-2013, 12:19 AM   #1
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Just wanted to start this thread as a way to document what I was doing not only for the forum but for me so in 2 years I can go back and look how much it might have changed.

First off I need to say that I shamelessly took? Borrowed? Used? Copied? Ah anyhow, I saw this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/solid-strut-single-tier-build-400624/ posted by lpdjshaw. I was traveling for work and thought "man I want a single tier, how can I get one" so I took to the DIY section here and now I have a single tier....Well almost, it's not done and I have not brewed anything on it.

In short the main reason I was attracted to lpdjshaw's design was that I had the same burners he did/used so I was able to use them in the same fashion.

I am just quite done yet, but here are some pics of my progress.













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Sorry for any duplicates, my iphone named the images all dumb and the trick or treators keep knocking on my door distracting me! LOL

The wood on the bottom is in my garage now, with a nice coat of polyurethane on it to seal it from all the spills I plan on having!

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Hey Dave nice stand, very simple. What was the total cost and where did you get the burners?

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Hey Dave nice stand, very simple. What was the total cost and where did you get the burners?
Thanks! I bought this from amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0006VORDY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1383274513&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

It is great for crawfish boils etc.. I figured when I do need to cook like that why not just use my brew stand, after all it's only like once a year I use it!

Anyhow I chopped it up and what you saw are the results. I have a chugger pump ready to install once my stain dries!
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I love the Uni-strut design. I will be building a new brew stand very soon and will be using the same idea. As for the burners.. I read that they are only 30,000 Btu, compared to the bayou banjo which puts out close to 150,000. Do you think that this is going to affect your brew time? I like the design and simple implantation of the burners but the btu's are the only thing that's holding me back.

Either way - Happy brewing!

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I love the Uni-strut design. I will be building a new brew stand very soon and will be using the same idea. As for the burners.. I read that they are only 30,000 Btu, compared to the bayou banjo which puts out close to 150,000. Do you think that this is going to affect your brew time? I like the design and simple implantation of the burners but the btu's are the only thing that's holding me back.

Either way - Happy brewing!

Uni-Strut rocks!

As for the burners, I would not just go out and buy this stove. I happened to have it and made it work. If you look close you will see that I swapped out the original burners for Banjo BG12's. Lots of people here use them. I have lit them but still have not performed a Dry "wet" run of the system yet.

I also have read on here in multiple places that the 30K BTU's might extend your boil times a little however they use way less gas then the 60K BTU's. For me my brew day is just that a "brew day". and because I step heat my water it really does not make much of a difference.

I go from ~75 Degree water (in Florida our water is always warm) to ~166 for my strike water, then while I mash I can re-heat up more water for my sparge. once I do my first runnings I turn the boil kettle up to full blast ( a trick I learned from Bobby) No since in wasting that time.

Now that I think about it I don't see any issues with the 30K BTU's LOL I have just convinced my self... But I did swap them out for the BG12's anyhow!!!!


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