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Old 03-26-2014, 05:09 PM   #11
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I am in the process of designing my next brew stand and have had the same quandary. I was even contemplating a thread between stainless, powder coating and paint.

I have talked to two different powder coating places locally. One suggested an epoxy pre-coat. The other told me eventually it could rust under the coating. To minimize this I should galvanize it or something else I can't remember what it was called but both of them would add a rougher finish and more money to the cost.

I have been quoted between $150-300. At that point I am thinking why not go stainless, although I am not sure how much that would change my costs in the stand.

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Old 03-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #12
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Cool stand Zach! We need to get together for another brew day soon. Got lots of good stuff on tap.

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Old 03-26-2014, 06:15 PM   #13
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I say coat it. If it does come off the only place it will is right underneath the pots, so who cares.

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Old 03-26-2014, 07:38 PM   #14
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Cool stand Zach! We need to get together for another brew day soon. Got lots of good stuff on tap.

Thanks. I was going to text you the other day to see how the wheat beer was. I've been busy with work, kids and trying to build this stand. Definitely need to get together and brew again.


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I think I'm going to pick up some rust oleum 2000 degree high heat primer and paint. Then I can touch it up if it fades. I would hate to get it coated just to watch it flake away.


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Old 03-28-2014, 08:39 PM   #16
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Thanks. I was going to text you the other day to see how the wheat beer was. I've been busy with work, kids and trying to build this stand. Definitely need to get together and brew again.


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Old 04-01-2014, 10:27 PM   #17
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The powder coat WILL burn off in the high heat areas, and it WILL smell like hell!

Once that's done with, it's good stuff!

As an added: Most powder coating places won't stand behind the product going over any Galvanizing...........I used to work at a powder coating place part time, doing ceramic header coatings (re: "Jet Hot" type).

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Have you tried the 2000f rustoleum primer and paint yet. I'm ready to paint mine and trying to decide.


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Old 04-21-2014, 09:07 PM   #19
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I would go with the powder coating without hesitating. At less than 100 bucks it's a no brainer. I don' t know how you're going to mount your burners but I know I had to add a riser to provide additional air flow. Even though I drilled mounting holes to adjust the height. My initial burn test peeled back some of the powder coating closest to the contact point between the keggle and the frame.

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I would like to build something like this one day. (Forgot where I pulled these from but I can't take credit.)


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Plus 1 to Stealcruiser's comment about galvanized metal. The guys that did mine sanded down all the surfaces on my rig to strip off the very top layer of galvanization coating. At 2 years later it's still holding up well.

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