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  • jlwjlw
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    Any recommendations?
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  • ThymThym
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    I have one just like that. Good for the price, but the bayoo ones seem a lot nicer and dont sound loke a jet is taking off from your backyard while you're brewing.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    This thing I've had for at least 10 years. It's worked great until the last couple of brew days. The bolt to remove on the bottom is rusted and rounded out so I can't dismantle to clean it out. It still gets the boil going but puts off a lot of soot.
  • ThymThym
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    Id say its got rust down inside thats restricting airflow
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    Maybe turning it upside down at giving it a few good raps with a hammer would clear it out?
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    Lakewood said:

    Maybe turning it upside down at giving it a few good raps with a hammer would clear it out?


    That's the exact problem. I've worked on it a few times. Just can't seem to get it cleared back out.
  • ThymThym
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    Ice pick to break it up?
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    Lakewood said:

    Ice pick to break it up?



    I don't have an ice pick but I have a screw driver tht might fit
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    Lakewood said:

    Ice pick to break it up?



    I don't have an ice pick but I have a screw driver tht might fit


    A wire coat hanger..
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ThymThym
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    Everyone has those.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    First, that burner holds heat for a long time. Found a screw driver that fit. Cleaned it out beat on it and I think it's working better than it was.
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    First, that burner holds heat for a long time. Found a screw driver that fit. Cleaned it out beat on it and I think it's working better than it was.



    You might want to bandage hand
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    Beer will do.
  • ThymThym
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    The best form of medical care
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
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    Lakewood said:

    The best form of medical care



    Indeed
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    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
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    I looked at the bayou burners. The cast iron one is like $17 and the banjo burner is like $48. Is a banjo burner that much better?
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    I looked at the bayou burners. The cast iron one is like $17 and the banjo burner is like $48. Is a banjo burner that much better?



    The banjo is the one that doesnt sound like you have a rocket engine under your kettle.

    If you dont care about the sound then the cast iron one will last you another decade, just like the rusty hunk you have now.

    Id buy the banjo if I were getting something new, just to make the brew day a little more peaceful.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Cut the bolt. Use sandpaper, naval jelly, electrolysis, etc. to get the rust off. Install new bolt. Or get a banjo.
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  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    I have 2 just like you have because they were on sale and I had a coupon. I've used the banjo burners at our yearly gigantic camping trip. They are nice.
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  • ThymThym
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    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jeepinjeepinjeepinjeepin
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    Lakewood said:


    Follow @homebrewfinds on the twitter and hot buys will be pointed out to you. I think the current price is $1.10 above the record low price.
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  • jlwjlw
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    The cool thing about that is I would get a brand new stand as well. Seems like a legit price.
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    The cool thing about that is I would get a brand new stand as well. Seems like a legit price.



    Yeah, seems like the way to go.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • jlwjlw
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    Or should I just invest the money into a 10 gallon system? Hmm
  • ThymThym
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    jlw said:

    Or should I just invest the money into a 10 gallon system? Hmm




    How close are you to getting a 10 gal system together?
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny