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Old 04-29-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default Gas and Gas lines on Brew Rig

I wanted to post this because with all my searching all I ever found was people using black pipe, copper, or those ugly yellow flex appliance lines for their rigs. (no offense intended to those who have used these methods) I wanted something more like what you would find on a commercial BBQ. I searched and asked and searched some more... and short of the RV camping supply store and a few spots on the web I couldn't find what I was looking for. And, even those options I was stuck with weird lengths and the wrong fittings on the end.

So I finally came to the idea to go to my local gas supply store. I went initially to ask about purchasing a large 40lb tank and see what they charged for gas. What I left with was custom made lines for my brew rig! They cut custom length lines for me and fit them with fittings that I chose. (they had any size and I could ever need!) I was so happy and took back all the black pipe I had bought as this solution solved every issue I had. (flare to pipe converters, being able to adjust the height of burners without replumbing, turning corners, etc) not only that but it was CHEAP!!! I got out of there for a fraction of what I would have paid to fully plumb my rig. so check it out if you are looking for an inexpensive alternative!

In addition I found a neat way to get around buying a new, large tank to feed my BG14's. after some research I went back to the propane shop and got a unit made up that cost me 8.50... it is a splitter of sorts that basically hooks to 2 or 3 20lb tanks and uses them as 1 big tank. Those 20lbers are more readily available to fill and exchange than the big guys and I already have 5 of them. So, it is certainly work taking a look at.

Anyway, a couple of things I thought might interest us DIY Home brewers.


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So, are these flexible rubber gas lines?


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yes they are.
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here's a pic when I'm still mocking it up. Still working on the final fit and finish aspects.
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Nice thing about the appliance hose for me is that it is rigid but can flex, so however I shape it, it will say that way.
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I totally understand that. I just was posting because this is a cheap and for me anyway, user friendly option that I hadn't seen talked about. It was important for me too cause I wanted a moveable cart for my kettle. My idea to make an ambidextrous brewing sequence.
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I totally understand that. I just was posting because this is a cheap and for me anyway, user friendly option that I hadn't seen talked about. It was important for me too cause I wanted a moveable cart for my kettle. My idea to make an ambidextrous brewing sequence.
They look like they work really well in your setup, nice find!
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here's a pic when I'm still mocking it up. Still working on the final fit and finish aspects.
Are those Blickmann Burners? If so, how did you "hang" them from your rig?
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Are those Blickmann Burners? If so, how did you "hang" them from your rig?
So they are not "blichman" brand. Both Blichman and Bayou classic use the same burners. It is the orifices and the lack of heat shield that separate the two. They are Bayou classic BG14's with heat ducting used as heat shields. I used galvanized strap material, and blots/washers to hang them. The shields works well but aren't the prettiest things out there. :-) I follow the 50/50 rule. If it looks good from 50 feet or 50 mph it works for me :-)


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