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Old 11-29-2009, 02:16 AM   #11
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Beautiful piece of work, RonRock!


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Old 11-29-2009, 02:25 AM   #12
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looks great man! can't wait to see how she comes out.


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Old 11-29-2009, 07:01 AM   #13
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Looks great, I look forward to watching the progress.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:17 PM   #14
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I got the Igniter and valve kits for the MLT and HLT. Now a question,
How do you set up the Boil burner? Standing Pilot? Push Button igniter? Should I bite the bullet and go with another 8610 kit?
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:04 PM   #15
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If your going to be there adding hops during the boil you could just use the push button ignition, else if you expect to be away from the boil operation for extended periods then the flame safety system would be reccomended.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:12 PM   #16
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I got the Igniter and valve kits for the MLT and HLT. Now a question,
How do you set up the Boil burner? Standing Pilot? Push Button igniter? Should I bite the bullet and go with another 8610 kit?

We're planning on using Push Button for both our MLT and BK due to the fact that we'll be attending the brewery the entire brew session - enjoying good beer convo, home brew and on game days likely a game on the TV from the garage.

Although - I'll admit - I've not seen many true push button ignitions here on HBT - at least no one talks about them so I'm curious what the best setup is from that regard.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:19 PM   #17
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If your going to be there adding hops during the boil you could just use the push button ignition, else if you expect to be away from the boil operation for extended periods then the flame safety system would be reccomended.
+1 I just bought another Y8610U kit and Pilot Burner for the Boil Kettle. That way I don't have to babysit the Boil. I love the way the Y8610U/Pilot Burner/PID controls the HLT temperature. It is nice to dial in whatever strike temperature I want and walk away for a while. I make use of the alarm relay in the PID to latch a loud buzzer to alert me when the strike water is up to temperature. I am going all automated so I don't have to babysit the whole thing, well, except adding grain and hops.

PS: Very nice build RonRock.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:00 PM   #18
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For the push button ignition you might try one of these http://www.appliancefactoryparts.com...=&typeName=bbq and electrodes to go with for each burner you want to light.
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:00 PM   #19
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Another question for you.

I'm using three Hurricanes, the 8610 valves on 2, probably 3 burners. So I understand that I want 11" WC at the valves. What regulator setup do I want? I'll be using a portable LPG tank. Next step up from a grill bottle. 40lb tank maybe? If that don't work I could go to a 100lb tank.

Will I need to go with a 1st Stage reg at the tank and a 2nd Stage on my brewstand? Or is there a regulator that I can mount on the stand and simply run a hose to the tank. Don't seem like a typical Turkey Fryer regulator would work with these valves. Don't want to blow the diaphragms out of them from the wrong regulator.

Thanks for the comments so far. I hope to make some headway today on the console and gas lines.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:55 PM   #20
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It looks real nice Ron, If I had it to do all over again I would build a single tier.
Cool truck I have a 29 ford sedan.

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