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Old 02-06-2012, 05:09 AM   #11
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how low (mount distance) do your have your banjo burners from the bottom of the kettles?
Right at 3".

 
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #12
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Looking good for sure. I'm planning to order those same pots (Update International I assume?) and will be going weldless like you. Which pots are you going with a sight glass? I'm thinking boil kettle and HLT. Sight glass on the mash would seem to get clogged and not really necessary. Also, what wrap are you going with on the MT? How did the mash screen work? Any issues with slow runoff or runoff seeming like it was getting stuck? Where did you get the hose that goes from the main gas manifold to the burner? I like those little needle valves.

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #13
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Looking good for sure. I'm planning to order those same pots (Update International I assume?) and will be going weldless like you. Which pots are you going with a sight glass? I'm thinking boil kettle and HLT. Sight glass on the mash would seem to get clogged and not really necessary. Also, what wrap are you going with on the MT? How did the mash screen work? Any issues with slow runoff or runoff seeming like it was getting stuck? Where did you get the hose that goes from the main gas manifold to the burner? I like those little needle valves.
I'm not going to use sight glass for now, i cant kick the ole measuring stick. Yes, these are the 80 QT from instawares dot com. (Update international). False bottom worked great and i will add another ball valve at the top for recirculations.

I got the main hose from amazon, and the others from agri supply. the needled valves came from here:
http://www.flameengineering.com/Valves.html

These are the hoses to each burner:
http://www.agrisupply.com/High-Press...08/&sid=&eid=/

I'm going to get this wrap at the hardware store this week:
http://www.amazon.com/Reflectix-BP24...8670028&sr=8-3

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:53 AM   #14
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Reminds me of the erector set I had as a kid.. this is a set for the big dogs..
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:18 AM   #15
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Few more adjustments. Second valve for recirculating. Two new valves at the top the MT and BK. Also, a CPVC spargee arm and a hose from the valve to the bottom of the BK. Still need my relectix.
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:06 AM   #16
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Added a switch box to the pumps.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:34 PM   #17
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Nice work!! I'm currently welding a 3 tier system but I didn't even think about how close the burners should be. Thanks for the heads up. lol What pumps did you use?

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Old 02-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #18
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Nice work!! I'm currently welding a 3 tier system but I didn't even think about how close the burners should be. Thanks for the heads up. lol What pumps did you use?

Ken
I went with (2) 809 HS from Austin. (free shipping)

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=10664

 
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:10 AM   #19
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Added some reflectix which i fear will melt very soon.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #20
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Nice looking setup! Are you able to do a stepped infusion mash or are you doing a single temp. mash rest?

 
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