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Postby daryl » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:25 pm

This past weekend's crushing experience has me in the market for a new burner.

I need something sturdy and something that will bring water to a boil faster.

Any recommendations?
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Re: Burners

Postby DrPaulsen » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:31 pm

I really like my Blichmann burner.
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Re: Burners

Postby Josh_Jensen » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:32 pm

My buddy just got a Bayou Classic KAB4. The thing is a beast, boils wort very quickly, ample gas output.


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Re: Burners

Postby wyzzyrdd » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:41 pm

This is what I have:

Bayou Classic SP10 High-Pressure Outdoor Gas Cooker, Propane

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002 ... UTF8&psc=1

Heats pretty fast.
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Re: Burners

Postby Matt F » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:55 am

Blichmann has a brand new burner that looks awesome!
http://www.blichmannengineering.com/products/hellfire

Check out the stuff from Anvil too.
http://www.anvilbrewing.com/High-Perfor ... burner.htm

I use a Hurricane Burner. Just bought the burner for my brew stand for about $30 so cannot speak to how the stand it can comes with works. Burner is great.
https://www.williamsbrewing.com/HURRICA ... P2213.aspx

Do not get a Jet burner, get the ring style with all the little holes. If you can hook up to natural gas, well that is just great! I don't miss swapping propane tanks and if you brew in the basement definitely use natural gas. It is lighter than air and naturally floats up to your exhaust. Propane is heavier and can pool in your basement which equals BOOM! I brewed for years with 35k btu and it worked fine for 10 gallons. I would recommend more but for 10 gallons though. Key was to start the burner once you have 5 gallons of wort in the kettle while fly sparging. By the time the sparge was done you are usually ready to boil. No waiting.
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Re: Burners

Postby czubak » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:59 am

Matt F wrote:Blichmann has a brand new burner that looks awesome!
http://www.blichmannengineering.com/products/hellfire

Check out the stuff from Anvil too.
http://www.anvilbrewing.com/High-Perfor ... burner.htm

I use a Hurricane Burner. Just bought the burner for my brew stand for about $30 so cannot speak to how the stand it can comes with works. Burner is great.
https://www.williamsbrewing.com/HURRICA ... P2213.aspx

Do not get a Jet burner, get the ring style with all the little holes. If you can hook up to natural gas, well that is just great! I don't miss swapping propane tanks and if you brew in the basement definitely use natural gas. It is lighter than air and naturally floats up to your exhaust. Propane is heavier and can pool in your basement which equals BOOM! I brewed for years with 35k btu and it worked fine for 10 gallons. I would recommend more but for 10 gallons though. Key was to start the burner once you have 5 gallons of wort in the kettle while fly sparging. By the time the sparge was done you are usually ready to boil. No waiting.

I agree with all of this. Get any one of the large ring burners. Quiet as ever and put out a ton of heat and are more efficient than the load jet burners by a substantial margin
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Re: Burners

Postby tony b » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:37 am

I have the Blichmann top tier on natural gas, which lowers the rating down to 60K BTU, but still puts out some heat. I only do 6 - 7 gal boils, so I can't speak to how long it would take to boil a larger batch. Another add-on is the taller legs. I have them. They are typical Blichmann - sturdy.

That new burner looks like a beast, indeed. Didn't say if you could hook it up to natural gas or not?
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Re: Burners

Postby czubak » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:39 am

tony b wrote:I have the Blichmann top tier on natural gas, which lowers the rating down to 60K BTU, but still puts out some heat. I only do 6 - 7 gal boils, so I can't speak to how long it would take to boil a larger batch. Another add-on is the taller legs. I have them. They are typical Blichmann - sturdy.

That new burner looks like a beast, indeed. Didn't say if you could hook it up to natural gas or not?

I am sure it can be run on NG, just need an orifice.

My old system was the large burners on low pressure propane and it had zero issues with bringing 11+ gallons to ta boil.
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Re: Burners

Postby daryl » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:05 am

Blichmann Hellfire floor mount.....does anyone know if the floor mount version will scorch my deck? Or will I need a heat shield underneath?

Thanks for all of the great feedback gents.

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Re: Burners

Postby Matt F » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:11 am

Nor sure if you need a heat shield, but a piece of aluminum or a tile would probably get the job done.
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Re: Burners

Postby czubak » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:14 am

daryl wrote:Blichmann Hellfire floor mount.....does anyone know if the floor mount version will scorch my deck? Or will I need a heat shield underneath?

Thanks for all of the great feedback gents.

D

Lee uses his Blichmann (older model) on his brew table and no legs and it's been working fine for years.
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Re: Burners

Postby daryl » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:09 pm

Blichmann HellFire Floor mount has been ordered.

Thanks for all of the good input guys.
In the Fridge/On Tap: Salted Caramel Porter
In the barrel/conditioning:
In the bucket: P-nut Brittle Ale, Blueberry and Blk Rasp. Mead; Tangerine Wheat; Spont. Funk; Swarthy Beagle
In the queue: Pils Urquell Clone, American Wheat
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Re: Burners

Postby tony b » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:14 am

Will be curious to see what kind of heat that monster throws out.
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Re: Burners

Postby Schwerkraftbrauer » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:13 pm

just bought my second blinchman burner, pricy but it boils fast and holds a Keggle with 13 gallons in it... Very sturdy
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