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Old 04-15-2010, 06:01 AM   #1
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Fedex delivered my Blichmann Burner today. First impressions: WOW! This thing is massive, almost 30 Lbs of steel. Pictures just don't do this burner justice at all. The stainless steel fixture for the burner is heavy gauge, very well-constructed. I just can't wait to try it out! My Heavy Duty 15 gallon brew kettle from Morebeer sits perfectly on it.

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Old 04-15-2010, 06:39 AM   #2
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Nice! I'm thinking of getting that one when its time to move off of the kitchen stove.

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Old 04-15-2010, 06:52 AM   #3
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Ya, I am looking forward to moving out of the kitchen into full 5 to 10 gallon boils! I read that full boils improves the quality of extract and partial mash brews, although I am moving on to all-grain. Man, this newfound hobby is getting expensive!

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Did you get the leg extensions? I'm still waiting on mine; apparently they are back ordered from Blichmann. I can't wait to try it out with my new 15g Boilermaker that's sitting on the shelf.

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Old 04-20-2010, 06:54 PM   #5
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Haven't ordered them yet, but I plan on it. I haven't fired it up yet, but hope to very soon!

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My leg extensions arrived this morning!

The gas company is coming out to evaluate running a gas line to my patio, so I will no longer need LP tanks. Wanted to provide an update here; the burner uses high pressure and will not work with the low pressure coming out of the regulator from a gas furnace. So for me, I'm stuck using LP tanks for the burner, but my grill is hooked up.

Soon I'll get to try out my new Blichmann burner, leg extensions, 15gal Boilermaker and Hop Blocker all at once!

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Old 04-22-2010, 11:14 PM   #7
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Do the leg extensions replace the existing ones, or do they attach to the existing ones? It looks like they replace the existing ones.

Too bad about using natural gas, oh well!

I filled my propane cylinder and fired up my burner today. It was very simple and works like a charm.

I see you are gearing up with a nice setup, so let m know how it all works out.

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The leg extensions replace the existing ones, which is a good design. The price for the extensions is quite reasonable for SS.

I have a 250gal LP tank (buried) and was hoping that I could supply both the grill and the burner from the tank's regulator. However, apparently it does not deliver enough PSI for the burner and grills require less ~.5 lb PSI.

I'll let you know how things go!

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I have dreams about this burner. Glad I found a few here that have it. $135 seems reasonable if it is that solid. I have to wait until I get back from Hilton Head......Then, I want to make a Belgian Dark Strong!

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I finally got to brew my first AG with the Bichmann burner last week, and it worked like a dream! Wow, I had to wait almost a month and a half to use it because I couldn't afford to buy the beer ingredients. I am impressed by my ability to delay gratification. Actually, I was chomping at the bit and couldn't wait to use it.

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