So trying to think of a more efficient way of doing things. This is my current m.o. and was hoping I can get some advice on to handle this better. I find myself lifting my 10 gal boilermaker, with 7 gallons of liquid onto my blichman burner (with leg extensions) which is not good for my crappy back.
strike and sparge water is heated in an 8 gallon aluminum pot so my burner has this pot on it the entire time before the boil. I drain the first runnings directly into the boilermaker and use the sightglass to check the volume. I then put the correct amount of sparge water from the pot on the burner into the mashtun and drain that into the boilermaker. I then lift some 90+ lbs up onto the burner.
I considered draining the sparge into a separate bucket and then pouring that into the boilermaker once I’ve lifted it (with just the first runnings) onto the burner but then I worried about hot side aeration (which I know some say is a myth but id rather not temp fate).
Outside of getting a second burner, or a pump, is there a way to make this easier on my back?