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New brew-stand

Postby Imakewort » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:50 am

My new brew-stand "Igor" has arrived, I am now running the gas lines using 1/4 black iron piping, next is rebuilding the control panel, I finished the 2nd pump housing and still need to work on #1 pump housing, then run hoses, valves .

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Postby yeastmeister » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:31 am

Very Nice! But is it backwards? If not, you may want to consider turning those burners around.

What are the black panels for? Switches and stuff?
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Postby Imakewort » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:31 am

I all ready turned the burners around lol thats how they came from the welder, the lower panels are for valve gangs and the upper panel is for the control box,
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Postby aleguy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:21 pm

Nice setup. I see you went with banjo burners. Are the better than the Jetted burners?
Also, I thought you said it was a Brutus 10. My understanding of that design is that the gas and wiring are run through the actual frame of the stand. So there is little need for any pipe except between the frame and the burners.
Are you using pilots or will you just light each burner as you need it?
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Postby redtail28 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:35 pm

Sweat rig now all you need
are wheel and handel bars
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Postby Imakewort » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:14 pm

Igor is a Brutis 10C++(inside aviation lingo), I am almost finished with plumbing the gas, and it is a pain I have a local company cutting and threading the pipe. A little time consuming but well worth it, put together measure the next piece or two go have the pipe cut and threaded. And it does have pilot lights. I will post a picture when finished with the gas system.
The electrical part will be fun. A fully auto sparge system. dual love controllers 1 for mash tun 1 for HLT, two pumps
The burners are high pressure, fully controllable from a very tiny flame to full on, and the same diameter as the bottom of the kegs 14 inch, so no hot spots, they can put out a lot of BTU's if needed.
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Postby yeastmeister » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:14 am

Something you may want to consider is those burners. I recently installed a couple of high pressure burners in my external systems, and discovered last week that if I turned the burners up too high for too long, on a cold day, I was having problems with my little tank freezing. If your gonna have all 3 of those running at any time together, you may want more than a single tank feeding them.
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Postby aleguy » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:01 am

Or you could just brew on warm days?
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Postby yeastmeister » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:03 am

Heck no! We have the technology to battle the elements.
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Postby aleguy » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:15 am

Just little bit neo-luddite here. I'm still figuring out my wood-fired burners.
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Postby yeastmeister » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:21 am

I keep telling you, solar. Of couse, then you could only brew on sunny days. :)
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Postby aleguy » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:23 am

Might go solar for a malt kiln.
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Postby Imakewort » Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:07 pm

finished the hard part of the Electrical system, dry run was good no smoke, I have only 1 asco valve controller wired on the stand, gas turned on and off, seemed to work fine. next finish the wiring on stand



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Postby aleguy » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:00 pm

Aren't you worried about shorting to those bus bars? We used to use something similar in the computer industry, but they were enclosed in insulating materials. I don't know where to get them, but they shouldn't be that hard to find. Radio Shack?
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Postby Imakewort » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:34 pm

no
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