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Old 09-10-2007, 08:37 PM   #11
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If you're using a pump, put the MLT down low and use the pump to xfer to the BK. This is one of the great benefits of a 2-tier + pump setup. The only question I would have is how much drop is needed to prime the pump. Those vertical requirements may cramp a setup like this.


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Old 09-10-2007, 09:06 PM   #12
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For my education, what is the drop required to prime a pump? Of course, it makes more sense to do what you said...

FYI, on About.com I found this:

"Academy Sports’ Outdoor Gourmet Grill is made specifically for Academy Sports. There is no other information about it on the web and limited info on their web site. However….check out the product manual for the grill you want on the web site, but I think it would be better to just go and check it out if you can. "

So not likely to be able to get it up here in NY. Couldn't find anything doing a search.

So close, yet so far away...

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Old 09-10-2007, 09:07 PM   #13
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Yes it is all metal except the work platform and the tires.

The banjo burner sits on the platform just fine. The legs of my tall turkey fryer are a little too wide, it's a 3 leg job so I use a 1"x4" under 2 of the legs which works out perfectly as it puts the HLT at a slight angle which allows for more water to drain out than if it were perfect level. I could put a small 1"x4" block under the 3rd leg if I wanted it perfectly level.

I also had to add some additional blocks of wood on the bridge between the scaffolds to get the MLT at the exact height for the height of my keggle and banjo burner. Depending on what you use for a boil pot you may or may not have to do something similar.

Just off hand I'd say the platform total width is 18".

And THANKS I was right proud of myself when I came up with the idea.

That unit lil sparky posted looks pretty cool too!
What are the platforms or planks made out of? Any risk of fire from this? Do they get hot when you run it?

 
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:13 PM   #14
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I am thinking about using that cart from acadamy and the turkey fryer burner i have already.. and just keep the kettle on the ground.. should be a easy and cheap setup..

 
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:18 PM   #15
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I am a Diy guy so i would prolly do this cart myself. I will have to look at the scafolding, might be a good start to a frame for my cart. I dont reaaly have a need for the multiple burner setup, i have a nice burner with an eleven gallon pot that does me well, i will invest in a keggle sometime soon. I cant keep up the drinking fast enough with my brewing so i ahve no need for ten gallon batches either. I have a ten gallon round cooler, 5 gallon round cooler and 12 gallon rectangular cooler. So my goal is basically to have a counter top to place my mash tun and cabinets underneath to store my boiling supplies with the ability to leave it outside.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:09 PM   #16
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What are the platforms or planks made out of? Any risk of fire from this? Do they get hot when you run it?
There's no risk of fire the way I have mine set up.

The platforms that come with the unit are all metal. I bridge the 2 scaffolds with 2 each 1"x8"s but the MLT (10 gal. cooler) sits on the wood so there's no heat near it.

The frame at the back of the scaffold with the banjo burner gets pretty warm and a small area of paint has become discolored.
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Old 09-11-2007, 12:42 PM   #17
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This 2 burner setup has me thinking, I have 3 kegs and need a brew sculpture. I'm thinking I may beable to do this whole thing for under $300.00
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:47 PM   #18
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Anyone see a two burner cart like this in NY/CT area? Or online to order?

 
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:55 PM   #19
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I've seen these that you can order online from a few places, but I don't really like them as well and am not really sure about the dimensions.

I know I've seen a 3 burner setup with 2 up high and 1 on a lower shelf, but I can't find it online. Pretty sure Gander Mountain has it if you've got one of those close by.

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Old 09-11-2007, 08:20 PM   #20
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I went to go look at the ones at Academy Sports..

the two burner has plenty of room for 2 kegs, but the 3 burner would be a little tight...



 
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