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Drip pan for propane burner?
« on: July 09, 2010, 11:12:49 AM »
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/

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Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2010, 05:27:30 PM »
Where do you brew? I brew on our brick patio and just hose it down when I'm done.
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Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 05:58:16 PM »
But what are you hosing out from under the burner? We talkin' about boilovers?
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Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010, 06:45:02 PM »
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.
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Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2010, 07:02:13 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.

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.

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Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2010, 07:23:11 PM »
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.
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Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2010, 08:59:06 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.

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

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Re: Drip pan for propane burner?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2010, 11:43:13 AM »
If you're worried about it, a simple flattened cardboard box underneath should catch all but a major disaster.