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Forum: DIY Projects 04-13-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By bduane
Pressure relef holes needed in brewstand?

I just fired up my burner for the first time mounted on the brew-stand, and noticed that as the stand heated up, steam started coming out o the open ends of the tube steel. This made me thing of the...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-07-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By bduane
Keep the wort all the way on the cool end of the...

Keep the wort all the way on the cool end of the yeast temp range during fermentation. Even with a swamp cooler keeping the wort at around 65F, i ended up with a hint of spicy clove like flavors I...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-07-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
Well, I decided to go with natural gas! I bought:...

Well, I decided to go with natural gas! I bought:

1. Natural gas 1/2" ID flexible hose with quick connect fittings with integral ball valve:...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By bduane
A lot of views but no replies, after doing more...

A lot of views but no replies, after doing more research I will try to answer my own questions for others, but don't consider me an expert!

1. I am still under this impression. I have found some...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-26-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By bduane
Natural Gas Calculations with Banjo Burner?

I've been doing a lot of reading, learning quite a bit, and thought it was about time I ask for help to clarify and confirm.

1. The limiting factor of output of a Banjo burner on natural gas is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-10-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By bduane
Low Pressure Propane Regulator?

Most people who use Low Pressure mention various regulators that can be bought online, and mention two stage.

Will this one from Lowes / Home Depot work hooked up to a standard BBQ propane tank?...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-10-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
BG14 Connection Question

Finally making some progress on this project, have a question about the gas plumbing to my new BG14 Banjo Burners.

I bought this gas connector...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-01-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 115,403
Posted By bduane
A lot of the pictures aren't loading right now,...

A lot of the pictures aren't loading right now, so not sure if this was in the drawing, but what length SS tubes did you end up using? I ask because brewhardware.com has 8" SS nipples, not sure if...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-17-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
Finished welding the frame! Next up is figuring...

Finished welding the frame! Next up is figuring out how I want to do my kettle supports, burner mounts, pump mount, and casters!
Forum: DIY Projects 12-17-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
I found with the higher voltage setting it was...

I found with the higher voltage setting it was tough to get good welds without burning through at the edges. I found using my current setting recommended by the chart on the welder worked better if I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-12-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By bduane
I guess I don't see the point in the center...

I guess I don't see the point in the center inlet, you are immediately reducing the 3/4" center inlet to 1/2" anyways, and from what everybody says, yo do not want to restrict flow on the inlet. Will...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-08-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By bduane
Quality Sanke Coupler?

It has been a long time since I've hooked up a sanke keg, and the coupler that came with my kegerator is a bit cheap and nasty now because i didn't take care of it properly.

Any recommendations...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
I have a couple pieces of scrap, I'll experiment...

I have a couple pieces of scrap, I'll experiment a bit with the higher voltage setting.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
Correct, SkethUp free. I downloaded some keg...

Correct, SkethUp free. I downloaded some keg models from the library. Someone even made a keggle model, however, my laptop doesn't have a very strong GPU, so I opted to draw a simple kettle for the...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
I'm a bit confused, do you mean to increase the...

I'm a bit confused, do you mean to increase the voltage? There is only a voltage and wire speed setting, my understanding is that increasing wire speed increases amperage.

Now, the voltage on this...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-08-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
Top is complete. I had a hell of a time...

Top is complete.

I had a hell of a time getting the 2 cross sections in for the middle burner in place. Welding the other cross sections must have pulled the steel in about 1/16th", making it...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-07-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
I know, I was thinking three burner and single...

I know, I was thinking three burner and single tier and that's what came out! And my mistake is permanent, so the only solution is to build an actual 3-tier stand... I better get started!
Forum: DIY Projects 12-07-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
After the outside of the top was finished, I...

After the outside of the top was finished, I began work on the inside crossbars. I propped it up on some cinder blocks to give some room for some clamps. I used some extra steel and some of the tube...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-07-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
After all corners were tacked, I checked for...

After all corners were tacked, I checked for squareness again and adjusted as necessarily. Once square, I tacked the outside corners to lock it in place, and proceeded to weld the seams. For the...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-07-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
Tacking other side of top

After adjusting for squareness (by measuring diagonally each way and tapping the corner on the floor as needed until they were even), i flipped the top over and prepared to tack the other side of the...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-07-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
Welding the outside of the frame top

I've got the outside of the top of the frame tacked together on one side here. Because my garage floor is uneven, i did the best I could by weighing down the end I was working on (otherwise it the...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-07-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
Hah... I think i need a little more time behind a...

Hah... I think i need a little more time behind a welder to make sexy welds...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-07-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
more views

more views
Forum: DIY Projects 12-07-2012, 04:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,559
Posted By bduane
bduane's Welded Single-Tier Brew Stand Build Thread

Much credit to JonW as my plans are heavily based on his brew stand!

I'll be posting pictures as I go along and try to describe any issues I run into and how I resolve them.

Plans are below...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-06-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 115,403
Posted By bduane
I did see all of those modifications, my question...

I did see all of those modifications, my question was more in regards to the stand itself, the frame. Are you completely happy with the configuration of the stands frame, other than Stainless of...
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