I had a horrible brew day on the 4th, but fortunately I was brewing a batch for my wife and she was outside to see the rodeo. After she saw how dangerous and inefficient it is for me to brew this way I can now justify a small budget for building a brew stand. I'm trying to do this for about $200, so I need some advice.
First, does anyone have design plans for a three-tier gravity stand (no pump) that they would be willing to share? I've looked through the forums and have an idea of how to do this, but some specs/cut list would be helpful. I have a friend who is willing to teach me how to weld, so that's not a problem. I brew with three converted keggles (legal) if that helps, but I can adjust the dimensions as needed.
Second, I plan on hitting the scrap yards to try to keep costs down, so what materials do I need to look for? I brew 10 gallon batches, so is angle iron/steel sufficient or do I need square tubing?
Third, where can I find decent burners on the cheap? I don't need 200,000 btu burners, but I don't want to spend all day heating strike water or getting to a boil either. I found this site (thanks aleguy) http://www.agrisupply.com/product.asp?p ... 1246903661
, so would any of these do the trick. I use portable propane tanks by the way, which brings up another question. What is the difference between high and low pressure (other than the pressure smart ass
)? In other words, which one do I need?
So, I would appreciate any feedback on the questions above, or any other ideas to help me do this in budget. I don't want this to be a system that I need to rebuild in a couple of years. I'm fine with upgrading burners, adding hard plumbing and a pump, etc. later, but I would like the frame to be useful long-term without a major overhaul. Let me know if this is even possible or if I'm just an