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sizing boiler for brewery
I am getting very different answers to the question of what size boiler I
need for my brewery. Basically, I need a steam boiler that will bring
250 gallons of water from 140 degrees F to a rolling boil within 45
minutes or so, and keep it there for up to 2.5 hrs. We are less than 100
feet above sea level, and the run from the boiler to the kettle is less
than 25 feet including vertical rise (maybe 8' of vertical rise). This
will be a low pressure boiler as the jackets on the kettle can't exceed
14.7psi. We have a 300,000btu 7hp propane boiler lined up but want to
make sure it is right before hooking it up. Does this sound good? My
plumber asks how many lbs of steam/hour and I don't have an answer. I'm
hoping someone here can help. It is for a good cause: BEER!