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Old 12-06-2007, 03:18 AM   #1
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Default Bayou Classic SQ14 - 46min 7.5 Gal

I did a little experiment tonight.
http://terryandvickie.com/?p=70 you can see it here.

Basically it took 46 min for me to boil 7.5 gals of water...

What are other peoples experience with how long it takes...

I would be willing to try a different model or even spend more $ to try to shorten the time it took.

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Old 12-06-2007, 02:11 PM   #2
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Upgrade from the 10 PSI regulator to the 20 PSI regulator that will get you up to temperature fairly quickly.

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I have the same burner and did a 6.5 gallon boil the other day. I went from 140F to boiling in 25-30 minutes. Since I'd like to do 12-13 gallon boils in the future, I'll be upgrading my regulator as Donasay mentioned...

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When I bought my SQ14 at home depot, the sign said that it was 155k BTU (or somewhere around there). Is that a typo or could the one I bought possibly have a 20 PSI regulator? Mine has a SS hose from the regulator to the burner and most of the ones I see here have a plastic tube.

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When I bought my SQ14 at home depot, the sign said that it was 155k BTU (or somewhere around there). Is that a typo or could the one I bought possibly have a 20 PSI regulator? Mine has a SS hose from the regulator to the burner and most of the ones I see here have a plastic tube.
Mine has the non stainless hose and its 55k BTUs maximum. It looks like they all now have the stainless hoses though. Maybe yours is just newer...

http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/pro...ulator_kit.htm
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The one from Home Depot comes with a 15 PSI regulator, getting you ~110 BTU, IIRC.

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as to the 10 to 20 PSI regualtor...

The Home Depot web site has it listed as 15. But it is a 10. And the Bayou people have it listed at 10 and do not recommend a 20 for this model.
The best idea I have heard is putting this regulator on it.

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as to the 10 to 20 PSI regualtor...

The Home Depot web site has it listed as 15. But it is a 10. And the Bayou people have it listed at 10 and do not recommend a 20 for this model.
The best idea I have heard is putting this regulator on it.
I just spoke to the Bayou customer service (very nice btw) and they said I can go up to 20psi. Did they specifically tell you not to? I'm thinking of the 15psi anyway, but I might do the 20 if I can...
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The one from HD seems to actually be different from the standard one, there are a number of people around here that have bought one. From all accounts, it sounds like it does come with a 15 PSI regulator.

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Mine (from the Depot) has a 10 PSI reg. I get from mash temps to boiling in maybe 15 minutes (I don't *think* it's 20; it really doesn't take very long). I'm also usually starting with about eight gallons in the keggle. It also burns extremely clean even when run full-bore. Frankly, unless I were doing 10 gallon batches I do not see how I would receive any benefit by bumping up the reg. I've got the Banjo Cooker as well, which can throw off more BTUs but doensn't burn as cleanly, and they both really seem to bring the wort to a boil in the same amount of time.

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