Chas Miller (22.214.171.124)
|Posted on Monday, December 08, 2003 - 04:31 am: ||
some more pics:::
|Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 - 02:44 pm: ||
That's awesome Chas, where d'ya get those boilers from?
Chas Miller (126.96.36.199)
|Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 02:21 pm: ||
I saved them from going to scrap when I was doing some work on a military base. I have a third which will become a fermenter.
The best part is... They only cost me $20.00 ea.
Yeah $20 that wasn't a type-o.
Jim Filiault (188.8.131.52)
|Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 08:06 pm: ||
That is just sick. My lord! Nice system and at quite a price. What did you have to do to the kettles to turn them into what they are now?
Chas Miller (184.108.40.206)
|Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 12:38 pm: ||
The only modification I had to make was to cut a 9" hole at the bottom of the steam jacket. We tried to heat them up W/O cutting , which worked for 40 gal, not anything lower, so we cut.
Post Number: 271
|Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 01:05 am: ||
Love the boilers. I saw two like those at the Aloha Swap Meet back in September for $250 each and thought about buying, but I live in Georgia and shipping would be a killer.
Doug A Moller
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 12:21 pm: ||
How do you heat? You have a boiler for steam?
Post Number: 67
|Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 03:12 pm: ||
Chas, I am a little confused. Those were originaly steam fired kettles correct? You have now cut throught the steam jacket and installed direct fired gas burners right?
|Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 02:33 pm: ||
They are double jacket steam kettles. I cut the bottom of the outter jacket to set up direct firing & cut out a 3" hole in the back for exhaust. I 3 bought burners (Natural gas) from 3B (Beer, Beer,& more Beer),a 300K BTU for the kettle, a 200K BTU for the hot liquor tank (not shown) and a 100K BTU for the mash tun. The regulator shown drives the burners. It takes standard house pressure (1/4-1/2 avg.) and bumps it up to 12 psi w/ 7-9 in. of lift. The 300K burner can put out a 3' high blue flame, not that you would need it too.
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 02:59 am: ||
You wouldn't happen to have a National Stock Number for those boilers, would you? It should be on a little metal tag, somewhere on the boiler and be identified with a line that looks something like "NSN: XXXXX".
I was checking out the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS (www.drms.dla.mil)) to see if I could find a couple of those for conversion, but realized having an NSN would make my search extremely quick -- I wouldn't have to go line by line over each description at every base that has a DRMO sale going on.
Those look like just the thing I need...
Post Number: 87
|Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 01:20 pm: ||
Looks really nice, but, I don't think copper is allowed for natural gas, for at least the past 40 years...
Beerboy AKA The Jolly Brewer
Post Number: 655
|Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 02:43 pm: ||
it os in the UK.
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Saturday, May 07, 2005 - 12:07 am: ||
The copper is for the beer transfer!!! Not the gas!!! DUH.