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Old 05-06-2013, 09:43 PM   #281
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OneHoppyGuy, can you share how you use the Wyse thin client with the BCS? Are you using it in place of a PC or Laptop? If so, how well does it work? Which model are you using? Will it work with a touch screen monitor?
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #282
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OneHoppyGuy, can you share how you use the Wyse thin client with the BCS? Are you using it in place of a PC or Laptop? If so, how well does it work? Which model are you using? Will it work with a touch screen monitor?
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That's good info to share, but please do so in a location out side of my build thread.


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Old 05-06-2013, 10:41 PM   #283
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Yes I often have people over on brew days. I don't have my next one on the calendar yet, but I can let you know.
That would be great. Would love to see that beast in action.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:20 AM   #284
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I am personally getting ready to build a new rig that will be very similar to my current setup (but all polished SS) and I will be looking to use the BG14's from Brewers Hardware. I like how they run silent as opposed to my jet engines running all the time.
Now that I'm at the burner part of the build, I'm slightly worried about blowing myself up. As you look to perfect your design, have you thought about going electric?

Even though I've already welded to your plans, purchased the ball valves and created your gas line, I'm starting to consider the electric option.

 
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:23 AM   #285
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Been there / done that, visit our website and/or Facebook page.

Unless you are running NG, your best choice is the BG-14 for 15 gallon batches. If you are automating your burners avoid using low pressure. We have a method that is for more effective and cost efficient and will glad share the information and parts list.
Thanks. I'll check out FB and send you a PM in case I stick with LP route.

 
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:02 AM   #286
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Now that I'm at the burner part of the build, I'm slightly worried about blowing myself up. As you look to perfect your design, have you thought about going electric?

Even though I've already welded to your plans, purchased the ball valves and created your gas line, I'm starting to consider the electric option.
Gas is actually pretty safe, especially natural gas. Here in SoCal, I'm already at tier 5 on our electric charges (highest tier), so any additional usage is at the highest per kw charge. The cost of natural gas is very low. If outside temperatures made any difference, I might consider electric, but for here, it just doesn't make sense.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:38 AM   #287
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Well I'm spoiled and love brewing in climate controlled kitchen with my e-rig, Iif your worried about blowing ur self up with ng you need to realize that without proper precautions electricity can do alot more damage very quickly.

Take the proper precautions and and you will be fine whichever route you choose to go
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #288
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That's good info to share, but please do so in a location out side of my build thread.
Sorry Jon, didn't mean to hi-jack your thread. Conversation has been taken off-line. I do appreciate the info you have shared and have learned a lot from it, both here and on the ECC forum!
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:13 AM   #289
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I am personally getting ready to build a new rig that will be very similar to my current setup (but all polished SS) and I will be looking to use the BG14's from Brewers Hardware. I like how they run silent as opposed to my jet engines running all the time.
Jon:

On your new stand are you planning on using Natural Gas or LP? I'm planning on using NG and I hoped to use the BG14 burners. I've been searching the forum for NG recommendation for the best burner. I thought I would build a stand similar to your current stand or your buddy’s and either incorporate your idea of opening up the back of the stand or no gussets and maybe raising the keggles slightly off the stand for air / heat to escape. Atlanta’s weather is mild and I don’t have the space to brew inside with electricity. Thanks for the help.

 
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Jon:

On your new stand are you planning on using Natural Gas or LP? I'm planning on using NG and I hoped to use the BG14 burners. I've been searching the forum for NG recommendation for the best burner. I thought I would build a stand similar to your current stand or your buddy’s and either incorporate your idea of opening up the back of the stand or no gussets and maybe raising the keggles slightly off the stand for air / heat to escape. Atlanta’s weather is mild and I don’t have the space to brew inside with electricity. Thanks for the help.
I'm going exactly the route you're thinking. Staying with NG and either an open back or raised kettles. I'll be mocking up a single kettle mini stand with mild steel to test multiple configurations with the BG14's. Once I've decided on the mounting method of the burners and how the kettles will sit, then I'll finalize my SS stand design.

Because of where I live in Huntington Beach and where I put my rig on brew day, I need really good burner wind shields. I will likely do the raised kettle method since an open back will cause wind issues.

It's kind of funny that some people complain about non-adjustability of the wok burners, but I found no issues with that. Those things rock in most every way. My only complaint is the noise they make. I usually have several people hanging out on brew day and watching a game or listening to music and I'd just like a quieter environment.... thus the BG14's.


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