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Old 01-23-2012, 04:36 AM   #1
JJonesee
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Lurker for a long time. Tired of lifting kegs, switching propane tanks..

I researched stands, and couldn't make my mind up. I contemplated buying stainless tube, then gave up after the cost..

- Single tier, so I can stand it on its end to store. ( I mainly batch, and have one pump for now)
- Use what I have laying around
- Two banjos, and one clover, off one tank connection
- Light enough to move..

Started with 1" x 1" x 1/8" steel


Its light, but a pain to use when you need to clean all of the inner joints


I wanted to suspend the kettles away from the frame. (its upside down)


I had 8" x 5' x 1/8" 304SS to use as windscreens, and support the kegs


Used the clover as the MLT burner


Plumbed and test fired. I dont know about the "gas" ball valves. They are stamped 1/2psi. They did pressure test to 50 psi for 30 min.. The control valves are needle propane valves.


The clover has the orifice crimped to the hose, so it gets connected on the new control valve
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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Painted, and skinned with stainless





Stainless cover


Little casters on one end to move around garage


Ready to brew. I may need a heat shield for the weldless fittings..
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:27 PM   #3
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Couple of questions:
What is: "The clover has the orifice crimped to the hose, so it gets connected on the new control valve" ?
The photos show a yellow flame, was that just for the photos or did you get your burners dialed in to a blue flame?

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:48 PM   #4
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The BG10 (Clover) has the orifice crimped on the hose, with a 1/8" NPT crimped onto the other end of the hose that threaded into the adjustable 0-10 psi regulator.

I am now running off a 30 psi set regulator with needle valves for control.

I didnt get to spend much time tuning, since my goal was to get it built. I took several photos, but the flame still looks rich.

I need to pick up another banjo, and do away with the BG10.
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:59 PM   #5
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Got it. The hoses you will want from your style valve will be 1/4" MPT to 3/8" Flare Swivel

(we make those to order)

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
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The stand is done - Im waiting on the mod to approve my post.. (Suppose I should post more?)
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:08 PM   #7
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The stand is done - Im waiting on the mod to approve my post.. (Suppose I should post more?)
Just out of curiosity... approve your post?

 
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:38 PM   #8
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I guess since I dont have many posts, when I post it says - must be approved by moderator?
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:20 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I guess since I dont have many posts, when I post it says - must be approved by moderator?
Interesting. I never had that happen to me as a noob, maybe it's a new policy...

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #10
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Not a noob, I just dont post? (note the join date)

Could be the attached photos.
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