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Old 06-06-2010, 07:37 AM   #501
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Guys, I know I'm coming in a bit late on this, but some of you guys are spending a small fortune getting fabricators/welders to weld up your frames. I'm seeing prices of $800-1200. Has anyone considered learning to weld? You can a good Lincoln welder for about $400 (I paid $450 for welder, mask, gloves, brush, etc.). If anyone is interested, I'm still just an amateur, but I'm willing to give advice on how to start and send some pictures of my rig if you'd like to see. You can buy the steel for $60-70, and with the cost of the welder, you're looking at about $5-600. Money saved that can easily go toward other equipment.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:17 PM   #502
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I just started designing my Brutus style system.

I'm hoping these burners will work ok with the piping.

Anyone use them before?

http://www.brew-magic.com/ketl_acc_burner.html

 
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:42 PM   #503
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I just started designing my Brutus style system.

I'm hoping these burners will work ok with the piping.

Anyone use them before?

http://www.brew-magic.com/ketl_acc_burner.html
That burner is the stainless steel version of the Bayou Classic SQ-14 which is very popular with home brewers. I have one and it works great. Now then, the actual burner is cast iron. Only the stand frame is stainless. Sounds like you will only need the burner and not the stand if you are planning to build a Brutus rig. If that's the case, you can buy the burner casting and the regulator for much less than $85 plus shipping.

Check out Agri Supply: http://www.agrisupply.com/burner-cas...82/cn/5400001/

That's the low pressure version of the same burner that is used on the SQ-14. You can use these with either high or low pressure, but you must use the proper orifice and respective regulator. I would set it up with a high pressure orifice and a 0-10 psi adjustable pressure regulator.

Here's another source for the non-stainless version of the SQ-14 at a very reasonable price: http://www.webstaurantstore.com/bayo...e/554SQ14.html

 
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:16 AM   #504
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Where can I get the plans? Can someone email me a pdf or something pretty please.

 
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:15 AM   #505
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Where can I get the plans? Can someone email me a pdf or something pretty please.
Contact Lonnie Mac, he's good people and should be more than happy to set you up.
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:34 PM   #506
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Lonnie Mac is a great guy and always willing to help. But, you could also get on BYO's web site and backorder a copy of the issue that featured the Brutus 10. That's what I did. Has everything you need to get you started. It was the November, 2007 edition (Vol.13, No.7). www.byo.com
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:27 PM   #507
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Shoot me a PM my friend...

http://www.byo.com/store?page=shop.p...category_id=21
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Old 11-07-2010, 07:44 PM   #508
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Hello.

I am in the beginning stages of planning for this build. I will be learning to weld and plan on building the entire thing myself. I have enjoyed reading all of your posts and seeing all of your pics. I have received the back order of BYO but there seems to be some details missing. I have several questions and have no doubt I will get plenty of answers and advice. So please forgive me if some of my questions are very basic!

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Old 04-22-2011, 04:56 AM   #509
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I know this is an old thread but I am hooked. I just picked up some 14g 1.5" mild steel to make my own system. It will be a bastardized version of Lonnie's/jlandin's systems as I need the keggles to fit in the stand. Can't wait to start my build. Thanks for all the info/pics on this site. You guys deserve a or three.

 
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:10 PM   #510
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not sure if anyone is still keeping up with this thread but i'm about to start a build and am waiting on the back issue of byo to get here...what supplies will i need for the gas( valves, regulators,ignitors)I have a friend at the gas company that will be furnishing these items and i need to get him a list asap! Also, my gas lines will be exterior lines and probably braided stainless...what psi should they be? I sent lonnie mac a pm trying to get a copy of his notes but haven't gotten a repy..Does anyone have them on a pdf? Thanks in advance for any Help

 
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