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Old 02-10-2013, 07:07 PM   #351
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All the people that are still worried about the zinc, is that because your using a gas system? I just want to make sure that I'm not the only electric brewer that isn't worried. I just don't see how an electric rig could get hot enough externally to dissolve/flake off the zinc coating.
Yes it is due to the burners, you will not heat up the stand enough to worry about the zinc burning. Due to the way the heating elements work (heating up the water directly vs. indirectly with burners) it will never get that hot.

On my current stand which was the galvanized angle, it burned off the first time I did a wet run, and never noticed the fumes in the subsequent brews.

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Old 02-11-2013, 01:29 AM   #352
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Yes it is due to the burners, you will not heat up the stand enough to worry about the zinc burning. Due to the way the heating elements work (heating up the water directly vs. indirectly with burners) it will never get that hot.

On my current stand which was the galvanized angle, it burned off the first time I did a wet run, and never noticed the fumes in the subsequent brews.

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Is your current stand electric or gas?


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Is your current stand electric or gas?
I have ran it first as electric then converted to gas. I have brewed about 25 batches on it. After that first burn in, I couldn't detect any zinc fumes thereafter.

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Do you have a cut list? That's exactly how I want to build mine
Message sent. As soon as it's complete I'll post the info here, unless someone else needs it sooner. Good luck bud!
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On my current stand which was the galvanized angle, it burned off the first time I did a wet run, and never noticed the fumes in the subsequent brews.

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Thanks for posting this. I was starting to wonder with all the vinegar talk, what it was going to take for me to make it safe. This is what I originally assumed, but we all know what happens when all you go on is an assumption!
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Thanks for posting this. I was starting to wonder with all the vinegar talk, what it was going to take for me to make it safe. This is what I originally assumed, but we all know what happens when all you go on is an assumption!
No worries, it is better to ask the "dumb" question than to make an "assume"tion.

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No worries, it is better to ask the "dumb" question than to make an "assume"tion.

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The only reason I was going to do vinegar or gradual torch burns was so it burned off evenly instead of only burning the sections that get flame licked. That way the whole top section of my stand would be a matching rust color. :-)

I think I'm just going to go stainless on my boil kettle section anyway since my HLT and MLT are going to be electric. I only need to buy two 3' sections. Not too bad.
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The bayouclassicdepot 10 tip burners are some of the cheapest quality out there look through old threads where people have tips fall out and cant thread back in. Just look at their disclaimer on the page about how none of them are tested and you cant return them.

Much better quality can be found here http://www.topfoodservice.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=KECABJ
Thanks for the tip. I ordered from these guys - http://www.topfoodservice.com.

The items shipped yesterday, which is actually still earlier than Bayou Classic Depot (even after the 2 weeks I spent waiting for them to repond to my original order). I'm pretty impressed by how fast they got the order out the door.

The weird thing is that they don't take credit cards online. I had to order online, wait for an email with shipping/tax added, then call back and give them my card number. That added 2 days to the process. I don't understand how a company can function online without taking credit cards or at least PayPal? Normally, I wouldn't have bothered completing the order because of that, but I really needed the items.

I canceled my Bayou Classic Depot order, but I haven't received a response from them yet. Hopefully I don't get another box of burners on my doorstep in a few days. I definitely won't deal with them again.
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im going to start my cutting tomorrow for my stand. Ill be using converted kegs. I dont want to cut all the multiple 45s for the classic look of pot supports. I want my kegs to sit directly on the long spans and the short supports that form the squares. I am thinking of 13" cuts, which with the 1 5/8 struts will make the overall depth just over 16". Im using the big banjo burners. Would I be better to cut it down to 12" to make sure there is enough frame for a good solid area for the kegs?

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I used a $7 BBQ grate for over a year doing 13.5 gallon boils. You'll be fine. Kegs are very strong. FWIW, I'm using keggles until I can afford my 25gal kettles and am only planning on using the two supports front to back to support them. With both the kegs stiffness and strength, and the same from the unistrut I don't foresee any problem at all. I will be rigging something to keep them from sliding though.



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