Burner for a 200l drum?

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Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby bluc » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:45 am

I have zero idea of burners never used one or seen one. Does anyone know a ready made unit I could use under a 200l stainless drum or a keg? Have the drum so figured I could use it for mashing/strike/sparge water. Would be good if I could use a keg or my 200l drum.

Or do I need to build a frame that would support the drum/keg and burner.. :-B :D
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby Bryan1 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:36 pm

G'day Bluc,
All I did for my still setup was use an old 14" tyre rim of my old subi and cut a hole in the side for a 3 ring burner I bought from bunnings. Although it does run the still I do reckon it's under powered but for just heating water it would be fine. Just put a temp gauge on the the side of the keg to see the temp then when it's upto sparge temp either turn off the burner or just turn it right down.

Now for a 200 litre drum a truck rim may also fit the drum but one would have to measure it to be sure.

Cheers Bryan
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby bluc » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:39 pm

Great idea thanks brian :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby coffe addict » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:42 pm

You can get adjustable pressure regulators for LPG burners on fleabay that could about double the BTU output of a regular 3ring burner. They've been used successfully by many.
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby RC Al » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:53 pm

https://www.glaciertanks.com/jet-and-ai ... -prop.html

Oh the Lols 880,000 btu
They make smaller ones that are much cheaper
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby Wraith71 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:33 pm

I still have this kicking around .. very strong trolley with a twin gas burner with a diffuser
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:34 pm

Is the one on right a plastic drum with element? Have you got a pic inside the box on left? :D
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby Wraith71 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:58 pm

bluc wrote:Is the one on right a plastic drum with element? Have you got a pic inside the box on left? :D

I'l Take a few pics and post them. Actually the one on the right was a condenser , spiral worm style old school.
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:00 pm

Ahh ok thought it was an element. Would love to see under keg on left :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:03 pm

One thing is that a ball valve between boiler and worm? Big no no. Closed valve, not open to atmosphere= boom if left closed :scared-eek: . Be safe
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby db1979 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:09 pm

Looks like it's just a union.
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:14 pm

Looks like there is blue like blue handle of a ball valve.
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby Wraith71 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:22 pm

bluc wrote:Ahh ok thought it was an element. Would love to see under keg on left :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Will set it up for a fiddle around tomorrow .. have a ring burner and a twin bar burner for it .. .. full up set up and running it weighs about 300-ish kgs .. had a few anxious moments first time i had it running .. was on the ground = burnt the crap outta the floor so up it went .. then the wind was a drama so on went the shields .. ect..
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby Wraith71 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:25 pm

bluc wrote:Looks like there is blue like blue handle of a ball valve.

LOL your both right .. was a broken ball valve i was using as a union .. if you went to twist the handle it would come off.. the ball was stuck solid thanks to being reversed over in the work truck.. :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:34 pm

Ok cool thought it was worth a mention :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby Wraith71 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:43 pm

bluc wrote:Ok cool thought it was worth a mention :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Hey well spotted .. as you can guess .. I didn't plan this one .. it was more of " miles from home , crap im bored .. wonder what we can make if we raid that old viscount caravan for bits?" hence the ugly weld up job on the keg ..
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby bluc » Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:53 pm

:D keen to see burner setup.. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby Wraith71 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:09 pm

bluc wrote::D keen to see burner setup.. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Ok hope this sheds a lil light the coke can is for scale . I cant find the original diffuser I made , but the mesh in the pic was some of what I used .
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby Wraith71 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:13 pm

It can be used either with the twin bar burner or the gas guzzling ring burner , ring is good for fast heat up and the bar is good to keep temp for hrs .
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Re: Burner for a 200l drum?

Postby bluc » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:20 pm

Sweet :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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