I've been slowly upgrading my single-tier, 3-burner brewstand since I got it last year and now I'm stumped...
I recently upgraded my mash burner with a solenoid valve (PID controlled) and a standing pilot (Honeywell Q314A). I'm running LP gas with a 40psi regulator
. I have individual 1/4-turn valves controlling flow to both the solenoid and the pilot... trouble is that when I get the pilot to light, it looks and sounds like a blowtorch. Anyone have any suggestions for a 1/2" gas needle valve? Is there something else in the system I'm not considering?
Thanks in advance.
Shots of my system:
Here's the first attempt at a standing pilot... just used a piece of 1/4" copper and pinched the end... got it to light, but it wasn't a very constant flame...
Here's a shot, top down, with the Honeywell pilot installed: