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Old 07-06-2010, 02:46 PM   #21
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I used my Blichmann burner for the first time this past Saturday and I love it. It is so quiet, I thought it was not lit. It came to a boil faster and once there, I could dial way back and still maintain a vigorous rolling boil. So far, some of the best money I spent on equipment.

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Old 11-07-2010, 02:15 AM   #22
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I love my blichmann burner...Im brewing on a single tier now but I figure if i ever want to upgrade to a 1bbl system I can just buy a blichmann 55g pot and use it as a mash tun. Then transfer to 2 15g kegs and ill be able to do different hop additions. I am satisfied with this purchase!

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Old 11-07-2010, 04:16 AM   #23
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I love the Blichmann burner. I have tried several different ones and this is by far the best. So quiet (almost silent), powerful and efficient. Also very solid and well built.

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Old 11-07-2010, 11:55 AM   #24
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Mine is en-route...

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:48 AM   #25
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It has taken me forever to find this thread, but hopefully someone can help me out. I have had my Blichmann Burner for just over a year now and am having the damndest time with it. My boils take longer than when I was on my stovetop, and I have a lot of trouble with it blowing out. I hoave solved the wind problem by wrapping my kettle (10 gallon aluminium) and burner in aluminium foil whilst in use, but my last boil of 5.5 gallons took just under an hour to reach boil and it was weak.

What sort of setting are folks using between the regulator and air supply? I would love some help getting the most out of what I know can be a great piece of equipment.

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Old 06-24-2011, 03:52 AM   #26
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Drooled over one at my LHBS. On the list for my bday next month.

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Old 06-24-2011, 12:19 PM   #27
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It has taken me forever to find this thread, but hopefully someone can help me out. I have had my Blichmann Burner for just over a year now and am having the damndest time with it. My boils take longer than when I was on my stovetop, and I have a lot of trouble with it blowing out. I hoave solved the wind problem by wrapping my kettle (10 gallon aluminium) and burner in aluminium foil whilst in use, but my last boil of 5.5 gallons took just under an hour to reach boil and it was weak.

What sort of setting are folks using between the regulator and air supply? I would love some help getting the most out of what I know can be a great piece of equipment.
You want the bluest flame possible. I've had no problems with mine. You could contact Blichmann and see if they have any advice.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:26 PM   #28
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You want the bluest flame possible. I've had no problems with mine. You could contact Blichmann and see if they have any advice.
I think the most important thing is that it should be as solid of a flame as possible.... you shouldn't hear any whooshing or see the flames dancing.... They should be nice solid blue cones.
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:45 PM   #29
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I ordered mine yesterday. I have an old propane burner my keggle doesn't even fit on, I need to put a grill rack on top of it.

I thought it'd be sweet to get one, with a 15-gallon boiler maker, but I couldn't swing the $500 now. Anyways, I can still mash in my igloo tun, and just got tubing for my new setup.

I always hated using my keggle because it was so clumsy sitting on my burner. Now I can use my smaller burn to heat strike water, and just collect in my kettle.

I emailed BMW and asked if the keg would fit on it, I think they wanted to laugh at me.

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I just bought one of these from Austin Homebrew Supply ($149.99 + $4.99 shipping). I second what the OP said. This thing is massive and built like a tank. The steel is alot heavier gauge than what it appears in the photos. Ran my first batch with it today. I've been using a $39.99 piece of crap from Academy with a 4" burner. A couple of observations:

1. No need to run the regulator wide open. You only need to open it about half way. Adjust the air damper to where you have no orange flames and the blue flames are touching the burner.

2. This thing puts off some HEAT. I didn't time it but I swear it took half as long to bring 7 gallons of wort from about 150F to boiling as it did on the old burner.

3. The Blichmann burns EXTREMELY clean if properly adjusted. My old burner would completely blacken the bottom of my pot and soot up a good 6" up the sides. I was completely surprised to find no soot on the bottom of the pot. A quick wipe with the sponge and it was clean. I used to spend 20 minutes on the pot with a green scotch brite and some Bar Keepers Friend.

4. This thing is HEAVY! Between the massive cast iron burner and the heavy gauge steel construction you should zero worries putting large pots on it.

Its worth the money if you can afford it!

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