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Old 01-14-2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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Check it out
TherminatorTM Stainless Plate Type Wort Chiller
I would like to see some more pictures


This is the answer to my thread wanting a burner and stand for my keggle when I am not quite ready for a whole brew rig or tiered setup. Any one hear anything about the Blichmann burners?


 
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:29 AM   #2
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They look like banjo burners from their shape and size, with a ss fabricated housing. I think it's a great idea, but it's probably very costly.....too costly for something that is bolted together; i.e., something that you can buy at a big box store and bolt together yourself. A welded stand is a different story, because it requires special equipment and skill.

 
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Old 01-14-2009, 04:26 AM   #3
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The burners are new too and won't be out likely until the stand is out (Spring '09):

Link: http://www.blichmannengineering.com/TopTier.htm

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Old 01-14-2009, 04:53 AM   #4
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looks like they are using 8020. eBay Store - 80 20 8020 Aluminum T-Slot T Slot extrusion 8020 garage sale:
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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The burners are new too and won't be out likely until the stand is out (Spring '09):

Link: TherminatorTM Stainless Plate Type Wort Chiller

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No, it looks like the housing is what's new. It's a ss fabricated stand very similar to a KAB5 that just bolts to the frame. Unless Blichmann has gone to casting iron, they're getting it somewhere else and putting it in the stand; just like B3 does with their custom stands.

 
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
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Is that a commercial stand? Is it just me, or does that look like it is just a complete hack job? IHMO, that is a pretty sad excuse for a professionally built brew stand, especally from Blingman.

If you are going that route, you might as well build your own. The burners still have thier own legs on them for pete sake.


 
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:54 PM   #7
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Is that a commercial stand? Is it just me, or does that look like it is just a complete hack job? IHMO, that is a pretty sad excuse for a professionally built brew stand, especally from Blingman.
I completely agree, if I went over to a buddies house and he had built that it would be awesome. But I have a few pieces of Blichmann equipment and this really doesn't look to be up to their standards. I am assuming they are only going the bolted together route since it makes for MUCH easier and cheaper shipping.

 
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:59 PM   #8
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Exactly, which is why they are called BLINGman... I dont understnad thier first entry into the brew stand market. It has to be the least appealing commercial stand I have ever seen. And, if it is BLINGman, I would not assume it is cheap.
This thoroughly confuses me... they need some diamond plate or something!

 
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:22 PM   #9
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Is that a commercial stand? Is it just me, or does that look like it is just a complete hack job? IHMO, that is a pretty sad excuse for a professionally built brew stand, especally from Blingman.

If you are going that route, you might as well build your own. The burners still have thier own legs on them for pete sake.
The description says that if your not ready to buy the full system but want to later, you can buy the burners now because they have legs and bolt them to the stand later.

I agree it isn't a pretty sculpture, but in terms of something easily upgradeable it is a good design. You could start with 2 shelves for your coolers and one burner for boiling, then add a second burner later on etc.

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Old 01-14-2009, 03:08 PM   #10
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No, it looks like the housing is what's new. It's a ss fabricated stand very similar to a KAB5 that just bolts to the frame.
Ah! Ok - thanks for correcting Steve. Sorry for the confusion!

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