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Old 10-25-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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I am building a single tier brewstand using 3 bg14 banjo burners. Do I need a regulator for each burner? If not how will the heat be affected when I am heating my HLT and mash run at the same time.


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Old 10-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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Put needle valves between your manifold and your burners. Pump your manifold at fill blast from the tank/source, adjust flame from the needle valve.


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Old 10-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #3
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Would a gas ball valve work or does it have to be a needle valve?
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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I just got done with my stand single teir with the bg14s and I used an adjustable regulator from amazon and gas balls valves from home depot and it runs great. The regulator to me was most important because once I got it adjusted right the burners looked great.

Here is a pic with them all going. The middle burner is a smaller banjo burner.

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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I use gas ball valves rather than needle valves and I can control the flame on mine with no issues. Although when you adjust its a subtle turn, my burners run great.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:53 PM   #6
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Do you guys use heat shields? How far do you set the burners from the kettle?
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Mine are about 4 inches from the bottom of the keggle. I have three pieces of steel around the burner for the heat shield. I put a fourth one but it was starving the burner.
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Do you plan on using low pressure or high pressure? I used heat shields because it made mounting my burners easier.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #9
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I plan on getting a 0-30psi high pressure regulator. I have the burners mounted already without heat shields, I can add them just not sure if I need to
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Do you have welded or weldless fittings? When I was using mine the front got really hot even with shields.

Do you have a pic of your build so far?


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