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Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby FastDogBrewing » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:52 pm

zippymedic wrote:Thanks Fast Dog, That was my plan, to go with the lighter steel, and use triangle supports on the base and throughout the structure, the 16 gauge is alot lighter.



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Re: Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby zippymedic » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:23 pm

Hello Again, I found a screaming deal on 14 gauge 10'. Should be in tomorrow, Still trying to decide on what burner to go with but it looks like the banjo is in the lead. Where did you find the triangle supports, having a hard time finding them.
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Re: Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby Monster Mash » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:16 am

Did you check Home Depot or Lowes?

If they don't have it you can order it here....

http://www.mcmaster.com/#slotted-stainl ... es/=bcflgz
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Re: Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby Chopper » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:31 pm

Ah, just noticed that it comes in stainless as well. Pricey, but it might be worth the extra money to use for the top part of a stand that will come in contact w/ the most heat. I live at the beach and whatever stand I build is going to reside outside w/ all the salt air. I knew that paint would never last around the burners, but this might be a workable solution.

Which has better rust fighting properties - zinc coated or hot dipped?
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Postby Monster Mash » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:12 pm

Don't use zinc coated near flames, it puts off toxic gas.
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Re: Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby Cabin Joe » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:49 am

Monster Mash wrote:Don't use zinc coated near flames, it puts off toxic gas.


What's the real risk level here? I have to think as long as you're not putting the zinc coating in the the flame, then you'd be okay.
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Postby usmcruz » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:24 am

Once the zinc coating burns off then your good to go. When you do burn it off stay away from the smoke and the floating cottonball looking things. Do that and you will be fine.
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Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby FastDogBrewing » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:37 am

Cabin Joe wrote:
Monster Mash wrote:Don't use zinc coated near flames, it puts off toxic gas.


What's the real risk level here? I have to think as long as you're not putting the zinc coating in the the flame, then you'd be okay.


Won't necessarily kill you, unless you inhale a lot or for a long time. It will make you feel like s**t. It feels like the flu with a nasty headache and sour throat.
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Re: Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby rugger1978 » Fri May 20, 2011 10:24 am

I used slotted when I built my gravity fed all-grain batch mashing setup. Been really happy with it.

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Re: Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby Cabin Joe » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:08 am

Spaceman Spiff wrote:This is mine that I am currently building out of slotted angle iron.

I used this list of parts from McMasterCarr

2 each 8968K26 1-1/2" X 1-1/2", 6’ length
6 each 4664T65 2-1/4" X 1-1/2", 6’ length
16 each 4664T22 Steel Corner Plate, 6"x 6"
2 pack 4664T61 Bolts W/nuts & Washers

The Dimensions are 52" long, 16.5" deep, and 21" tall (25" w/casters). Each square for the kettles is right around 12-1/4" square.



Spiff (or anyone else),

Do you think the 1.5 x 1.5 angle iron would be sufficient to build the entire structure out of? The 2.25 x 1.5 pieces are more expensive. Hoping they're not critical. Also found that mcmaster has steel in two areas. The one in the previous post and here too, which is cheaper depending on the part: http://www.mcmaster.com/#angle-iron/=eqcc5b

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Re: Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby marvelman74 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:07 pm

For a person who doesn't have access to a welder I think slotted is great. A few heat shields would help in the longevity of the stand. Or build slightly larger so the heat won't be directed right on the framework, more on the kettle. If you do have a warpage problem from the heat though unbolt it and replace the damaged piece and go back to brewing. Im a firm believer in use what you have and if slotted is what you have, make it work.
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Re: Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby zippymedic » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:33 am

:) Hey all, been a while since I have been on, Slotted is the way to go, I have my 3 tier system up and standing. Just ordered the bayou burners and have to mount the propane lines,,,,,I mounted my turkey burner on it as a temp, and did a batch, worked great.
Thanks for all the info guys.
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Re: Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby Brambles » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:33 pm

Spaceman Spiff wrote:This is mine that I am currently building out of slotted angle iron.

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I used this list of parts from McMasterCarr

2 each 8968K26 1-1/2" X 1-1/2", 6’ length
6 each 4664T65 2-1/4" X 1-1/2", 6’ length
16 each 4664T22 Steel Corner Plate, 6"x 6"
2 pack 4664T61 Bolts W/nuts & Washers

The Dimensions are 52" long, 16.5" deep, and 21" tall (25" w/casters). Each square for the kettles is right around 12-1/4" square.


Was this made for the 8 gallon heavy duty kettle?
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Re: Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby Spaceman Spiff » Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:13 am

No, this was made for 3 converted kegs, but it fit a 7.5 gallon kettle without any problems. the openings around the burners are right around 12.25" square so they should fit whatever kettle you have. here is a more recent pic...

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Slotted angle iron - would you do it again?

Postby Brambles » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:02 am

It looks great! Thanks for posting this. It's definitely helped with designing mine.
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