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Old 10-24-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Bayou Classic SQ14 w/ 20PSI regulator

I've been looking at getting either the Bayou Classic SP10 or SQ14 burners w/ stand. The SP10 is nice because it totes a 20PSI regulator that supposedly results in 185k BTU output. The SQ14 comes w/ a 10 PSI regulator for 55k BTU output. However the SP10 won't hold a keggle well without modification and the SQ14 will.

I'd really like the physical stability of the SQ14 w/ the BTU output of the SP10.

Is anyone running a 20PSI regulator on the SQ14? Can I expect that if I did this I would get the 185k BTU output advertised w/ the SP10?

I should really just take welding classes at the local community college so I can build my own sculpture w/ whatever burner I want.

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Old 10-24-2007, 06:38 PM   #2
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WHAT??!!??

A SP10 won't hold a keggle without modification??? O man, I just ordered a keggle for my SP10.

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Old 10-24-2007, 09:47 PM   #3
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bigben, the SP10 is 14" in diameter and a standard 15.5 gal keg is 16-1/8". I've read of people using the SP10 unmodified w/ keggles but it sounds shaky at best. Most just add a grate (from a grill or something) w/ a diameter larger than that of the keggle to make it stable. I wanted to avoid that step if possible.

Check out this thread:
http://www.brewboard.com/index.php?s...=77907&hl=SP10

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Old 10-24-2007, 10:05 PM   #4
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BTW, I think I answered my own question. The answer is no I can't just crank up the pressure. The SQ14 uses the BG12 cast iron fry burner (http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/bg1...ron_burner.htm) and hte SP10 uses the BG10 high pressure cast iron burner (http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/bg1...ron_burner.htm).

Fear not bigben, I think I;m going the same route as you and just rigging something up to make sure the keggle is stable on the SP10.

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Old 10-25-2007, 12:21 AM   #5
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You can use a higher pressure regulator for more BTU's...
I use an SQ14 with the stock reg and it's fine for 5 gal batches, I'd probably upgrade regulators if I was brewing 10 gallons though.

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Old 10-25-2007, 03:52 AM   #6
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Ok, about the SP10...

The keg has a lip on the bottom right? Can't you just let the lip overlap and hang over the burner and rest the keg on the flat bottom, or is it curved? Im still waiting for my keggle.

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Ok, about the SP10...

The keg has a lip on the bottom right? Can't you just let the lip overlap and hang over the burner and rest the keg on the flat bottom, or is it curved? Im still waiting for my keggle.

depends on the keg
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:43 AM   #8
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You can use a higher pressure regulator for more BTU's...
I use an SQ14 with the stock reg and it's fine for 5 gal batches, I'd probably upgrade regulators if I was brewing 10 gallons though.

What PSI have you been running it at?

I just put three of these into my single tier.
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What PSI have you been running it at?

I just put three of these into my single tier.
FYI, I run an SQ-14 type ring burner on a 0-10 psi variable pressure regulator. IMO, this burner is one of the best choices for home brewing use. I use it to boil 12 gallon (pre-boil near 14 gal) batches regularly with no problems at all. Pouring on massive amounts of BTU's may get you to a boil a little faster, but it also wastes a huge amount of fuel in the process. It's one of them diminishing returns things. IOW, it's not at all linear. The ring type burner is also an excellent choice for use on a direct fired RIMS as it distributes the heat much better than the cup type diffuser burners. You can also control the flame on the ring burners much more precisely, especially at very low flame levels.
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Old 08-13-2010, 06:43 PM   #10
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How long does it take you to bring 12gal to a boil?

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