Hey beer geeks,
I was just in the process of amassing some gear for a direct fire all grain recirculating system and reached a couple stumbling blocks. Wondering what your opinions may be.
Quite simply. Is a false bottom the only real option? I see some other stuff online but lots of it looks scary. Braided lines twisted all over the bottom of a kettle like too many snakes in a pit, plastic tubing manually drilled etc. http://shop.beerbelly.com.au/hopscreen- … -tube.html is something I see that i like. But seems like most use false bottoms. It’s an s-bend ss tube with a compression fitting on one end and a small capped ss perf tube on the other.
A question about burners. I saw some good, solid $40 stand alone burners. However, I kind of want to either invest in burners OR parts that can be built into a frame eventually. Burners come in so many different styles and btu’s. Are there some you guys really like and stand behind? And furthermore if theres a source to just get burners, valves, line, regulators etc at good prices I would make my own stand and build the parts in.
I am a welder. Just trying to save a few bucks if I can.