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Old 02-27-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
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I gave a worker some of my homebrew and he loved it so much he gave me 2, barrels he got when they closed down a store.

After my first AG this weekend, I know I need a bigger brew pot, my 30qt. had all it could handle.

For my brew pot I plan on cutting a 12in. hole in the top, weld a nipple for a 1/2 valve. Do I need a t-stat or sight glass on the brew pot?

The other barrel I plan on heating my Mash & Lautering water in.

I plan on welding a nipple for a drain valve, one for a t-stat and one for a sight glass.
Im going to find a lid and cut my hole to the size of the lid to help keep the heat in.

I have a 65,000 btu burner and am going to see if it will handle this load.

Any other Ideas.

I just built an Igloo 10 gal. MLT. it worked real well so for the time I plan on keeping it.

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Any other ideas?

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Old 02-28-2007, 12:01 AM   #2
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Nice score.

The kettle doesn't need anything but a spigot, (IMO)
The HLT will probably benefit from a sight glass and thermostat if it's going to on a 3 tier system.

Most in the US seem to use couplers but I use nipples (less connections and It keeps the spigot in closer)

The burner should be fine. I use a <30,000 btu burner.

I'd think twice about using the keg on that turkey fryer frame though.
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Old 02-28-2007, 12:14 AM   #3
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My burner is an old 65,000 btu fish fryer.
The keg is setting nicely on it. I tryed it out for size and it's an nice fit.

I think the fish fryer that my burner orginaly came with was about a 50 or 60 qt pot which is long gone.

Yes and I ment to say coupler not nipple.


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Old 02-28-2007, 12:16 AM   #4
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Good, as long as you're happy with the strength.
I've seen pictures of 8 gallon of boiling wort on the floor due to burner legs collapsing.
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:48 AM   #5

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