I have been designing my brewstand "HERMS" for a few months now and finally got the layout I am looking for. In short the stand will be a large middle section with two short burner sections on each side. My reason for this design is greatly impacted by storage needs.
My design is going to be made using metal stock and welding all parts together. And There is my problem... I am unsure what type and thickness metal I should use.
The tall middle section will need to hold a 52 qt cooler/mashtun. Also each burner stand will hold the converted kegs. A 15.5 gal. keg full weights approx. 161 lbs.
I dont have the knowledge of metal tinsel strentgh and need some help figuring what size/thickness to use.
Thanks for any information you can lay one me....