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Old 01-01-2010, 01:00 AM   #641
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BTW, thirsty, what do you have under your burner? I have two pieces of 2x6, and even though the inside edges are not directly under the burner, they got too hot to touch. No sign of burning, but I'm definitely gonna stand by and watch when the burner is on.
Some Ply - I got a bit nervous after your post so i conducted a heat test of my own. It was really hot, no scorching or burning though - worse i guess is that it could crack. maybe should add a fire extinguisher to the side.
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:28 AM   #642
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still a work in progress, but its almost there, i just have to put drawer fronts on and a few other small bits

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edit-for some reason the photos don't seem to work.hmm
edit 2- changed it to a link, seems to work now.

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Old 01-01-2010, 01:49 AM   #643
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Martin, is that electric? Nice setup.

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Old 01-01-2010, 01:57 AM   #644
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Some Ply - I got a bit nervous after your post so i conducted a heat test of my own. It was really hot, no scorching or burning though - worse i guess is that it could crack. maybe should add a fire extinguisher to the side.
Yeah, or you could do like I did, use 2x6's. Go ahead, copy me some more.

What is your mash tun? Mine is a Home Deplorable 10 gal cooler. Hot tap water, a little less than 140ºF, warped the inside liner. It's still intact, but I'm not sure how many batches I'll be able to do with it. I've heard of these doing that with hotter temps, but at 140º, not so much. I bought two because I was planning on a pump, but decided to go with a single cooler design. At least I have a backup, but I'm wondering if I should hunt down another Sanke.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:15 AM   #645
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SS Herms electric/gas HLT, electric Pid stir motor, recirculating mash tun, hard piped

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Martin, is that electric? Nice setup.
yes, although i need to change the element in the bk, its a little underpowered for 10g batches, i also have a gas burner under the mashtun to maintain temps ,brutus 10 style. i whirlpool fly sparge,sabco style.
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Now that's a contraption... 10 Gallon batches I presume?
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:09 PM   #648
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Now that's a contraption... 10 Gallon batches I presume?
Contraption now that hurts badly made or unsafe. What are you basing that on your back side. Total no not 10 gallon but 20 with the wing.


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Old 01-01-2010, 08:13 PM   #649
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Single Tier Build. It is powered by natural gas. I wanted to continue batch sparging so I only set it up with two burners. I can add the third whenever I want.

Nice looking rig. Where are you all getting your burners, regulators, etc. I am interested in propane parts.

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Wow, every time I check out this thread I get more ideas and in turn questions.

What is the optimal distance between burner and kettle bottom. I realize that flame pattern is dependent burner design, BTU output, etc. Assuming that the burner is choked correctly burning nice and blue, etc. What is the best way to determine the optimum distance?

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