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Brewer needs lesson in thermodynamics.

  1. Jul 26, 2014 #1
    I'm starting a brewery and need some help designing a brew kettle. I haven't found much in the brewing community about how a brew kettles firebox is laid out. I've got a tank that is 45" wide and 48" tall and I'm planning on heating it with a 400k btu forced air burner, basically like a small jet engine. But in order to heat efficiently I'm thinking it needs some baffles between where the gas is blown in and the exhaust. I'll include a sketch of the kettle, but i need help laying out the best possible gas flow pattern for efficiently heating the thing, please help me. Here's a good forum post on it, but doesn't help me much. http://discussions.probrewer.com/showthread.php?18370-Brew-Kettle
     

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  3. Jul 26, 2014 #2
    The fire box is the area under the kettle sorry it's not labeled very well in the sketch.
     
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