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Old 08-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Default Blichmann Burner not igniting. Help!

I received a Blichmann Floor standing burner and I'm having problems igniting it.

I turn the gas on, I can hear it but the burner doesn't light and after a few seconds, Istart smelling propane everywhere.

I'm wondering if it's a problem with the cast of the burner itself. Right behind the air vent, the burner is kind of "clogged" up with aluminum. I took it apart and ran some water through it and only a very small trickle of water flow through.

Should there really be about a half inch hole/tube running all the way through the burner?

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:49 PM   #2
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I guess I can now answer my own question...

Turns out there was a minor problem with the cast. The cast iron burner part was "clogged" (so to speak) with a thin layer that was keeping the gas from flowing efficiently. I was able to break this layer with a screwdriver. Once that was done, the gas flowed nicely and everything worked fine.

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Old 08-12-2012, 01:23 AM   #3
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Thank you for posting this, since I just ordered the burner!

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Old 08-12-2012, 01:48 AM   #4
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Thank you for posting this, since I just ordered the burner!
Yeah, I figured someone else might have the same kind of problem.
I'm brewing my first brew with it tomorrow. I figure it'll be a few brews before I get the gas/air vent/flame dialed in.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:22 AM   #5
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I have three of the burners you will love them!

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