Hello everyone. I have decided to invest in a brewing stand to make my brew day easier and more efficient. This thread will hopefully allow others to help me to identify any weaknesses in my plan. Thank you in advance to those who take the time!
First, I haven't yet found a method to scan my drawings but the stand is modeled after the B3 tippy dump sculpture using 1 1/2" x 3/4" 16 gauge rectangular tubing. The differences are that I will not be making the MLT on a tippy swing - just a burner, and the kettles are 15.5 gallon sanke kegs - because they're cheaper. I already own a converted sanke MLT.
As I am beginning to order parts I realized that I am unsure of what propane regulator to buy. Here is my current plan:
3 cast propane burners - one for each tier.
I plan to pipe these in rigidly with a cheap black pipe manifold with 1/4 turn valves to cut the gas. Attached to the manifold will be a 20 psi regulator.
Does this sound reasonable?
To move the wort I plan to purchase a march 809 with the 3/4" MPT face centered inlet and 1/2 MPT outlet. This will be attached at the base of the stand to avoid priming issues. All connections will be made with the brass mcmaster quick disconnects that are so popular - and again cheap. I am omitting the list of couplings and QD parts.
Currently, I chill with a copper immersion chiller. I plan to upgrade to a stand-mounted plate chiller. There are several models available on e-bay, but I plan to purchase dudadiesel's 30 plate heat exchanger for about $75.
I hope to have some pictures up soon. I know I love 'em.