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goosegrease 03-31-2012 03:39 AM

Is a Blichmann burner worth the bucks?
 
Will this burner pay back in propane savings? Most of the reviews seem very positive, and I like the height with the optional legs. There are a lot of blichmann haters out there any admirers?
Thanks,
Jim

foos-n-brew 03-31-2012 03:48 AM

I have had one for about a year. It brings my keggle up to temp much better than the turkey fryer did.

It's quite sturdy and well built.

But I'm hoping to go electric and avoid having to buy propane for brewing. Someday ......

day_trippr 03-31-2012 03:52 AM

Haters gonna hate, but I've been very happy with my two Blingmann floor burners.

If you get the extension legs you might want to do this mod to give the result a wider stance...
http://home.comcast.net/~day_trippr/...2011_02_sm.jpg

Cheers!

weirdboy 03-31-2012 03:55 AM

I generally like mine. I have had some trouble with it blowing out on windy days, and it is whisper quiet, which you might think is a good thing, but I've had to double-check to make sure the burner was going sometimes. Especially when my propane tank is running low I spend a lot more time trying to see the flame.

Overall it's a nice burner, though.

goosegrease 03-31-2012 04:06 AM

The quiet absolutely appealed to me! I am an electrician in a very loud enviorment. I do not want to wear earplugs while I brew.

goosegrease 03-31-2012 04:08 AM

day tripper?
 
As I do not on a blichmann what mod are we talking about?

day_trippr 03-31-2012 04:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goosegrease (Post 3948279)
As I do not on a blichmann what mod are we talking about?

It's right there in the picture: the 24" legs normally replace the short legs, but the result looked tippy to me, so I drilled and bolted the long legs to the outside of the short legs to broaden the stance...

Cheers!

goosegrease 03-31-2012 04:58 AM

That which was cloudy becomes clear.
Thanks,
Jim

VagabondBrew 03-31-2012 05:15 AM

I'm not too sure about this burner but I found on amazon a patio cooker with dual buners. One being a jet burner. Came with a regulator and nice iron frame. Works perfect and only costed $130 or less + shipping. So it might be worth your while to look around depending what exactly you want.

bumstigedy 03-31-2012 05:27 AM

I upgraded from KAB4 Banjo Burners to the Blichmann ones and am still deciding. They definitely work better with the Blichmann Boilermaker Kettles; I don't have any boiling in the sight gauges. Dialing the the flame is a bit of an art, but I think with practice I will end up saving some time and propane vs the Banjos. It may take a few years to payback the investment.


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