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Title: Drip pan for propane burner?
Post by: kgs on July 09, 2010, 06:12:49 PM
Do any of you use a drip pan or heat-resistant mat under your propane burner (like the Bayou SP10)? If so can you recommend one? I was looking at this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NT08PK/

Thanks...
Title: Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
Post by: tom on July 10, 2010, 12:27:30 AM
Where do you brew? I brew on our brick patio and just hose it down when I'm done.
Title: Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
Post by: beerocd on July 10, 2010, 12:58:16 AM
But what are you hosing out from under the burner? We talkin' about boilovers?
Title: Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
Post by: kgs on July 10, 2010, 01:45:02 AM
This is our landlord's property... not mine to stain or mess up. Boilovers, incidental "stuff"--I realize this is more likely with grilling (I also have a mat under our grill), but just thought it might be nice to keep it clean.
Title: Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
Post by: richardt on July 10, 2010, 02:02:13 AM
It's a non-issue with a big enough pot.  Besides, the wort is sugar based--washes right off.  The burner is high enough that it doesn't "bake" or "carbonize" the spills like a stove-top unit does.
I set my burner and 20 gallon kettle on my patio table (of course, it is sturdy--it's made of steel and tile, not vinyl or plastic)--it makes transfers into the fermenter a breeze after IC/whirlpooling.

If you're still worried, just put aluminum foil around a section of cardboard and set it underneath your burner and kettle.  Your drip pan would be better used as a large sanitized area to put spoons and thermometers down on during a brew day or bottling day.
Title: Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
Post by: tom on July 10, 2010, 02:23:11 AM
But what are you hosing out from under the burner? We talkin' about boilovers?
Mostly drips from the QDs and valves even after they have been closed.
Or other mishaps.
Title: Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
Post by: kgs on July 10, 2010, 03:59:06 PM
It's a non-issue with a big enough pot.  Besides, the wort is sugar based--washes right off.  The burner is high enough that it doesn't "bake" or "carbonize" the spills like a stove-top unit does.
I set my burner and 20 gallon kettle on my patio table (of course, it is sturdy--it's made of steel and tile, not vinyl or plastic)--it makes transfers into the fermenter a breeze after IC/whirlpooling.

Thanks... you're giving me good ideas!

Title: Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
Post by: alemental on July 10, 2010, 06:43:13 PM
If you're worried about it, a simple flattened cardboard box underneath should catch all but a major disaster.