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Chas Miller (207.94.118.221)
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2003 - 04:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

some more pics:the system:the reg:the val
Chas
 

Beerboy (81.136.185.75)
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2003 - 02:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's awesome Chas, where d'ya get those boilers from?
 

Chas Miller (207.94.105.67)
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 02:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks.
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 (12.111.160.74)
Posted on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 08:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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 (65.148.100.75)
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 - 12:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.
 

Connie
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Post Number: 271
Registered: 10-2000
Posted on Saturday, January 01, 2005 - 01:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey Chas,
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
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Username: Damoller

Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 12:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How do you heat? You have a boiler for steam?
 

Ron Siddall
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Username: Listerdister

Post Number: 67
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 03:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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?
 

Chas
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Posted on Friday, January 14, 2005 - 02:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.
 

Joshua Coman
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Username: Crazyjae

Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2005
Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 02:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Chas,

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...
 

OverTheHill
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Username: Overthehill

Post Number: 87
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 01:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 655
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 - 02:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

it os in the UK.
 

Chas Miller
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Username: Cdsamiller4

Post Number: 18
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Saturday, May 07, 2005 - 12:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The copper is for the beer transfer!!! Not the gas!!! DUH.

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