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Old 05-06-2010, 08:07 PM   #1
nicadrick
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Oct 2009
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I am currently moving a single BG10 burner with a 10psi regulator back and forth (HLT <-> BK) as needed during my brew day. This for obvious reasons is getting old.

Planning on building a proper direct fired RIMS brewstand using 2 more of the same burners.

How much more regulator do I need?

I plan on hard piping the burners (each with its own control valve) and don't expect to have more than 2 burners lit at any one time. (I think)

The current setup gets to a boil reasonably quick at full on 10PSI regulator. The burner spec says that it can be driven with a 20psi reg for more BTUs. This makes sense for HLT and BK, not necessarily for the recirc'd MLT. (No need for you electric guys to chime in here )

Any advice on this is welcome! Pics of your similar setup would be nice as well.

Thanks!



 
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:48 PM   #2
DKershner
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If you are worried about it, go big and control the flow with ball valves. I use a 20psi on my 3 burner stand, but I doubt I ever use all 20.

 
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