3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

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3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

Post by StrontiumDog » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:52 pm

Evening all

I have a 3 vessel, gravity fed system and I'm thinking of getting a couple of pumps from the chaps at The Malt Miller and transitioning to single tier as its pain in the backside moving and lifting things around the garage.

I'm on a budget so I was hoping to get something like this;

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1074813762

But I'm worried about positioning my burner. Currently I have one of these;

Kemper 104988 cast-iron portable stove with 3 taps https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00DU4MB28/ ... QAbN8RFRED

It's a great burner but a bit front heavy so I have to wedge bricks under the gas taps, that's not too much of an issue but the thing I'm mulling over is what to put under it to stop the surface from burning and what to put behind it as I will be sitting the bench against the garage wall and don't really want to burn it down if at all possible.

Really keen for some suggestions or alternative ideas.

All the best,

Jase

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Re: 3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

Post by sbond10 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:34 pm

I use a off cut of a standard garden flag and i brew on a 7.5kw gas burner(like the one the malt miller sells) and i brew on a work bench of cls timber a few breeze blocks and off cuts of kitchien work( i was a very tight budget). The off cut patio flag hardly gets warm

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Re: 3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

Post by aamcle » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:15 am

Why not save yourself the worry and go electric? 6 kw is possible with two QUALITY extension leads running from different ring mains bat if your doing a common 5 gal batch 3 kw is easily enough.

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Re: 3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

Post by aamcle » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:16 am

Why not save yourself the worry and go electric? 6 kw is possible with two QUALITY extension leads running from different ring mains but if your doing the common size 5 gal batch 3 kw is easily enough.

Alan

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Re: 3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

Post by StrontiumDog » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:07 am

I've thought about going electric (I have an old tea urn for a HLT) but my skills in wiring are horrendous and I'd probably die.....

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Re: 3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

Post by StrontiumDog » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:37 am

Sorry, probably worth mentioning that I do 5 gallon batches so I'm usually bringing about 28ltrs to the boil in a 55ltr pot (45cm diameter)

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Re: 3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

Post by Haydnexport » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:26 pm

keep an eye on ebay , stainless tables go very cheap sometimes

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Re: 3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

Post by StrontiumDog » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:27 pm

Haydnexport wrote:keep an eye on ebay , stainless tables go very cheap sometimes
Would stainless tables be ok with the heat? Would convection (is that the right one? Or is it conduction?) Not make the heat just spread across the table?

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Re: 3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

Post by Haydnexport » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:59 pm

Unless you mount your burner upside down , i don't see a problem , stainless has poor conductive properties and heat goes up.

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Re: 3 tier to single tier workbench suggestions

Post by sbond10 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:14 am

Haydnexport wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Unless you mount your burner upside down , i don't see a problem , stainless has poor conductive properties and heat goes up.
Explains my above post about using a off cut of a paving stab works proberly dont even need that to be honest

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