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Old 02-16-2007, 02:37 PM   #11
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I went through about half a tank on my first batch, when I was way more aggressive than I needed to be. Since, I've dialed it back to *just enough* for a roiling boil, and I seem to be on pace for at least four, maybe 60-minute boils per tank.
That seems on par with what I get with my Camp Chef cooker - I usually get 3 batches out of a tank, and then move the tank over to the grill to be finished up. I also pre-heat my sparge water and mash water on the cooker - I think you might have said you use your stove for that, though - I could be wrong. I just find I'm always changing out the grill tank because it is never a full tank - drive my wife nuts! What I really need to do is buy another tank, so I'll always have an extra.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:41 PM   #12
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I bought an extra tank at Costco there other day for about $19. I figured it was cheap insurance. I would hate to run out of gas in the middle of a brew session. Also yesterday when brewing it was pretty windy here and it took me almost an hour to get 8 gallons to boil from 56*F water temp. That wind really effects the performance of the burner by blowing the flame all over the place. No more brewing in the wind for me.

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Old 02-17-2007, 05:46 PM   #13
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With 2 gal. in one pot and 4.5 in another, I'm going from mashout to boil in about half an hour on an ELECTRIC RANGE! Granted I never get that roaring boil I imagine you could get with the Banjo, I'm kind of dissapointed hearing about the performance of the Banjo.

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Old 02-18-2007, 12:54 AM   #14
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I'm kind of dissapointed hearing about the performance of the Banjo.
Don't misunderstand me about the Banjo Burner. This burner really rocks. I can get 8 gallons of 50*F water to a vigorous boil in 30-35 minutes. The wind will have an effect on any propane burner especially as hard as it was blowing the other day, and I did not set anything up to shield the burner from it thats why it took so long.
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:14 AM   #15
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ANY good propane burner is going to rock compared to trying to do a full boil on the stove top!

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Old 02-18-2007, 02:31 PM   #16
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I bought a keggle and burner from my LHBS and was assured that I could reach a boil in 15-20 minutes. I did a test run with ground water (fairly cold--70* outside temp.) and took almost an hour to reach boil for 7 gallons. My burner is rated at 64k BTU's. I probably would not have purchased this if I knew there was a burner out there that had 210k BTU's.

FWIW I paid too much money for equipment that I have yet to use.

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Old 02-18-2007, 03:49 PM   #17
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I boil 15-20 gallons in less than 20 minutes with the "Mega Burner" in my signature. I can bring it down to about 50% once boiling has begun and still maintain a pretty vigorous boil. That thing kicks ass!

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Old 02-18-2007, 03:49 PM   #18
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Has anyone considered modifying their turkey fryer to fit a bigger burner on it?

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Old 02-18-2007, 07:52 PM   #19
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has anyone modified their bayou classic burner from costco so that a keg can be a bit more stable on top of it?

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Old 02-18-2007, 07:53 PM   #20
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My keg's plenty stable, as long as it's on a flat surface (driveway) and I don't bump into it (or hit it with the hose )

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