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Old 03-18-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
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I'm not one to be the guinea pig, but I pulled the trigger on this. It's the new model KAB6 Banjo from Bayou Classic. I will say that I've got nothing to compare this to, nor have I ever. It's been in my hands for 15 minutes. I put the stick on this for some measurements and will be happy to measure any other parts, just let me know. I will say that it's heavier stock than I expected. Here you are...

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Old 03-19-2009, 02:37 AM   #2
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If it's like the other ones that are that far from the top of the stand it's not going to work worth a crap. Let us know how it goes. You made need to lift the burner closer to the keggle.

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Old 03-23-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
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Glad to see they finally made the stand big enough for the keg.

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I'm not one to be the guinea pig, but I pulled the trigger on this. It's the new model KAB6 Banjo from Bayou Classic.
Thanks for being the guinea pig. I stumbled on this thread a few days ago, and then a received the new catalog in the mail. Thanks to your pics I added it onto the website. It is nice to see something that can safely handle the size of a keg.

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:22 PM   #5
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I have one of these burners that I haven't used quite yet. Are some of you arguing that it's not going to work properly?

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Old 03-24-2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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No problem Ed.

I haven't fired it up yet, but my test will simply be hot tap water (~150 or so), 12 gallons, timed from start to boil. I'm not wasting time heating up cold water.

There's a thought that the space between the burner itself and the bottom of the pot (or keg in this case) may be too much. I've got some thoughts for a modification, but will test it out stock first.

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There was a post yesterday on the AHA Techtalk mailing list where someone was asking about this burner and about gas usage. He said they went through almost a full tank in something like 60 minutes and asked for advice. There might be some replies today

When you do your test run you might want to throw your propane tank on a scale so you can monitor your usage as well

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Scrapped the test 10 minutes in. I did 6 gallons of 115 degree water. In 10 minutes, it was 129*. That's piss poor. You can see that the flames don't even lick the supports that are 4 inches high. And 30 psi regulator is overkill, you just blow out the flame. I think Springer did 12.5gal in 40 minutes (modified). I wasn't wasting more gas (~1/2 #) on this one. I'm now working on a solution (non welding first), but may have to get a buddy to reweld for me.

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Old 03-25-2009, 01:35 PM   #9
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Man, don't tell me that - I just ordered one. I like the idea of the banjo vs. the straight flame turkey cooker burner but not if it's 4 inches from the bottom of my keggle. WTF. I guess I'll try mine, modify it if necessary, and post.

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I have the KAB6 also and did a couple tests. It rocks for my 13g pot and SUCKS for my Keggle. For the pot, 10g water from 65F to a boil in 29 mins. For the keggle, 10g water at 110F to a boil 40 mins. I agree, I think the 30 psi regulator is overkill and am going to replace it with a 20 psi and move the burner up an inch or 2.

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