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Old 03-14-2013, 03:46 AM   #251
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Jon, does this mean that all 3 hsi's fire up at the same time, even though the BCS is only igniting one burner?
That is correct. You can do them individually on the BCS, but I'm using so many outputs for other things, I just decided to wire them together so I only needed one output.


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Old 03-14-2013, 03:59 AM   #252
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I started messing around with a new customized front-end. I still need to add some animated graphics to it for process flows and spruce it up a bit, but functionally it is rock solid and working incredibly well.

Looks awesome! Looking forward to incorporating when you make it available for us normal folks who can barely open email...lol


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Old 03-29-2013, 07:47 PM   #253
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JonW, Thank you for your ideas and sharing. I started following you on the ECC forums and will read from Page 1 in HBT.

I have a single tiered stand built several years ago and could never decide on my next step. I built the control box like the Brutus 10 and decided that I did not like all the wires sticking out of the controller. When I come up with a full parts list and link to the suppliers I will send it to you.

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #254
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Jon,

I'm in the process of putting together a system based on your design. (Stand is welded, many parts are in, etc)

I'm at the point where I need to select burners.... (I've got the line created with manual shutoff valves and auto valves coming from valves4projects). I'm choosing to go LP vs Nat gas for portability.... Since I'm going LP it looks like i'll have to worry about sizing a regulator as well..... Hoping to produce 25g batches... Do you have a recommendation on burner type?

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #255
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Jon,

I'm in the process of putting together a system based on your design. (Stand is welded, many parts are in, etc)

I'm at the point where I need to select burners.... (I've got the line created with manual shutoff valves and auto valves coming from valves4projects). I'm choosing to go LP vs Nat gas for portability.... Since I'm going LP it looks like i'll have to worry about sizing a regulator as well..... Hoping to produce 25g batches... Do you have a recommendation on burner type?
Since you are using solenoids and not furnace gas valves, there is no need to run low pressure. The 23 tip burners will work well. Use a 0-30 PSI Regulator. You may need to run 3/4" pipe. Plan on using a LOT of propane.

 
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #256
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Jon,

I'm in the process of putting together a system based on your design. (Stand is welded, many parts are in, etc)

I'm at the point where I need to select burners.... (I've got the line created with manual shutoff valves and auto valves coming from valves4projects). I'm choosing to go LP vs Nat gas for portability.... Since I'm going LP it looks like i'll have to worry about sizing a regulator as well..... Hoping to produce 25g batches... Do you have a recommendation on burner type?
If you were doing 10 gallon batches, there would be a few options for burners, but at 25 gallons, you are probably limited to the 32 tip jet burners (or the 23 tip ones). As OneHoppyGuy says, be prepared to go through a lot of propane!

Honestly, at 25 gallons, I think you would be much better off doing natural gas (if you can). Your usage compared to a 10 gallon system will be huge.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:52 AM   #257
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If you were doing 10 gallon batches, there would be a few options for burners, but at 25 gallons, you are probably limited to the 32 tip jet burners (or the 23 tip ones). As OneHoppyGuy says, be prepared to go through a lot of propane!

Honestly, at 25 gallons, I think you would be much better off doing natural gas (if you can). Your usage compared to a 10 gallon system will be huge.
This is sobering... What size batches are you doing with the jet burners? Your plans seem to show up to 30 gallon pots....

 
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #258
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This is sobering... What size batches are you doing with the jet burners? Your plans seem to show up to 30 gallon pots....
I currently use 20 gallon pots. The most I every have had in my BK is about 15 gallons. The 10 tip ones for that are perfect. The 23's will work just fine for your 25g batches.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:22 AM   #259
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Thank you for the advice. On another note, did you use the 2" long MPT temp probes for the BCS 462? I saw your comment about convenience... If your probes are 2" with half of the probe sticking out from the pumps, have your temps been accurate?

 
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #260
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I can tell you for a fact that the B3 system uses 10 tip jet burners for their 26g system and it works just fine.



 
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