Monday, October 3, 2011

Cat Scratch Fever

Or what happens when you can't think of a witty title!

Holy poo it's a beautiful day out here in central Florida. I don't know if you were one of the many states to get the cool breeze blowing through this weekend, but it's a welcome change of pace from the melt-your-face-off heat here in Florida. It's been so hot all the emo kid's stickers are falling off their little emo skateboards. I've been up today since 9 am doing housework and yard work all day, and hardly broke a sweat. This is night and day in comparison to the usual blinking-makes-you-sweat days of the Florida humid summer. Well around 3:30 I finally finished pressure-washing the back porch and was able to work on some upgrades to my beer equipment.

I doubt I'm the only one having this problem. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my Bayou Classic Turkey Fryer (that post is a blast from the past!). But the first time you fire it up it smells like you set a pair of boots on fire. That smell is the cheap and cheesy paint instantly burning off right from when you said "flame on." With the paint missing, rust is right around the corner. Also puzzling is the amount of rust I have on my "stainless" braided gas tube. The rust that turns that tube into a collection of tiny meat cleavers that Pinhead would be jealous of. I've been thinking about getting some high temp paint, and I finally did. I've heard 500 degree won't cut it, so I went right to the 2000 degree stuff. Lets rock. The first coat is currently drying right now. Go Rustoleum!

Secondly I got myself of set of gas disconnects from Heart's. By having this I can quickly pop off my CO2 tank from my kegerator and attach it directly to a keg for force carbonation, or directly to my beer gun for bottling. This also makes it so instead of using my portable CO2 canister, I can quickly take my tank and have a perfect and constant flow right to my keg for competitions when I'm kicking Paul and Jeremy's ass.

The gas disconnects work fantastic. I'll keep y'all posted on how the high temp paint works!!

Anyone have the same trouble with their Bayou burner? I can't be the only one. Post below!!

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