Brew Stand & Burners

 

 

The patented TopTier™ Modular Brewing Stand from Blichmann Engineering offers the ultimate in brewing flexibility! It fits any manufacturer’s pots or kegs up to 21″ in diameter and up to 30 gal, so you can reuse existing equipment. Mix and match burners or shelves for each tier to suit your process. Plus, the stand quickly knocks down for storage or transport. It’s in stock and ready for fast shipment!

  • The ultimate in brewing flexibility!
  • Fits any manufacturer’s pots and kegs up to 21” in diameter and up to 30 gallons so you can reuse your existing equipment.
  • Mix and match burners or shelves for each tier to suit your brewing process.
  • Burners / shelves are infinitely adjustable on the T-slot mounting post and can be installed on all four faces of the stand.
  • Heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel legs and high-strength aluminum mast with T-slot mounting system.
  • Heavy-gauge, stainless-steel burner frame never rusts, and there are no nasty paint-burning fumes.
  • Stainless-steel shelf fits 10-gallon round coolers and most rectangular coolers.
  • Just getting into brewing? Buy our upgrade-ready, floor-standing burners now, and they’ll bolt right into our stand when you’re ready to upgrade. There’s no need to scrap your old burners!
  • You can easily mount ancillary equipment to the T-slots in the frame for convenience.
  • Ships economically through FedEx / UPS ground, not truck freight, which can easily run between $200 to $400-plus depending on your location.
  • Quickly knocks down for storage or transport.

Maximum capacity per shelf tier: 125 lbs.

Maximum capacity per burner tier: 250 lbs.

Maximum capacity per utility shelf: 50 lbs.

Lowest height of bottom tier: 19″ (use enough elevation to drain into a carboy)

Maximum height of upper tier (bottom of pot): 72″

Maximum pot diameter: 20″

 

 

 

 

TopTier and Floor Burners

Our research and development team wasn’t satisfied with selecting just any burner for the TopTier™, so it developed and tuned its own. While many manufacturers claim an impressive BTU capability, all they’re talking about is the input energy, not the actual energy entering the pot. Isn’t the whole point to heat wort, not the atmosphere?

OUR REQUIREMENTS

  • High-efficiency
  • Fast heating
  • Non-rusting, fume-free stainless frame
  • Excellent outdoor flame stability
  • Quiet operation
  • Great low-setting performance without yellow flame (blackens bottom of pot)

OUR RESULT

A 72,000 BTU / hour burner that blends heating power and efficiency, no louder than a whisper! In addition, low-flame combustion is clean, wind performance is outstanding, and the heavy stainless construction is built to last a lifetime! For operation on natural gas, expect 15% less power and 15% longer heating times due to the lower BTU content of natural gas versus propane.

We also documented that the published BTU of competitive burners varied wildly from actual measured results. Measuring the performance is straightforward: Simply run the burner for an hour at full power and measure the weight of the propane used in pounds. Then, multiply the weight in pounds by 21,000 to get the burner rating in BTU / hour. For example. the Bayou Classic has a published rating of 180 KBTU / hour but only measured at 68 KBTU / hour.