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Old 09-29-2013, 03:18 AM   #21
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If you live near an IKEA, they sell a three pack of cork heat trivets for pretty cheap. I got one pack for each 20 gallon pot. Haven't used them yet but I think they'll do the trick.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/87077700/


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Old 09-30-2013, 05:35 PM   #22
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On my original setup I used a wood table with cork mats under the boil kettle and it worked great. Nothing used under the MLT or HLT:



On my new setup I switched to a stainless table and don't use anything at all. More than a couple of inches away from the boil kettle the table is barely warm:



I did try a couple of large thin silicone pizza mats under the boil kettle but it did very little to keep heat out of the stainless table.

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Old 10-01-2013, 06:26 AM   #23
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Made some 'coasters' to go under my kettles.... Here is a pic and a link to my build thread which has info how i made them in case anyone is interested.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-e...rewery-421059/

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I did try a couple of large thin silicone pizza mats under the boil kettle but it did very little to keep heat out of the stainless table.
I am getting set up to switch to e-brew from propane. Have a stainless utility table. Kal, I totally trust you since you are the e-brew man, but stainless on stainless seems like they are going to conduct heat.

You used something like this and it made no difference?
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I found large thick silicon mats on Amazon....think they were called dish drain mats....anyway very nice thick silicone
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Kal's setup is over the top awesome!
I set my 20 gallon pot on an octagon fish tank stand.Actually works really well


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