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Old 05-27-2009, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Burner for a keggle

Well, I've finally decided to do 10 gallon batches in the summer, when I can brew outside. I put my keggle on my turkey fryer, and it's definitely not a great fit. It's unstable. I've seen photos of people using bricks to support the keggle with the burner in the middle, but I think I'm going to have to buy a new burner that will work with my keggle.

What burner do you have and recommend? I'd only do 10 gallon batches on it- I'd still do smaller batches inside.

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Old 05-27-2009, 03:00 PM   #2
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The Bayou Classic that Austinhomebrew sells (the $70 version) is very similar if not identical to my extra burner and it works great. We had a keggle on it a couple weeks ago and, while I didn't put a stopwatch to it, it was doing a much better job than the turkey fryers we had going.

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I use a Bayou Classic KAB6. I do not use a keggle but I have seen pics of this burner using a keggle and there is 2-3 inches of space on each side. The burner works great, and the stand is very sturdy.

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My turkey fryer just barely fits my keggle and has a 55k btu jet burner on it.
This burner here:



It works ok for 10gal batches, but the hurricane burners on my single tier get the wort boiling MUCH faster, and since I built it specifically for keggles it's much more stable as well.



If you know someone who can weld it wouldnt take much to fab up a stand and install one of the hurricane burners under it, plus you could always entice someone to do it for beer!

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Old 05-27-2009, 03:03 PM   #5
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SQ-14 from Home Depot, about $40. I like it a lot better than my Banjo. Fits a keg perfectly, plenty of kick for 10-gallons, and easy to control the flame when you want to play around with things like decocting (or just having a gentle boil so you aren't wasting propane).

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Old 05-27-2009, 05:42 PM   #6
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SQ-14 from Home Depot, about $40. I like it a lot better than my Banjo. Fits a keg perfectly, plenty of kick for 10-gallons, and easy to control the flame when you want to play around with things like decocting (or just having a gentle boil so you aren't wasting propane).
Yeah, exact same experience here.
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+3 on the SQ-14. Lots of BTU's but has a huge range of adjustment, not to mention it has a pretty big support area. A keg, 15 Boilermaker etc fits very well with no wobble.

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SQ-14 from Home Depot, about $40. I like it a lot better than my Banjo. Fits a keg perfectly, plenty of kick for 10-gallons, and easy to control the flame when you want to play around with things like decocting (or just having a gentle boil so you aren't wasting propane).
This is the one that I am about to buy. I have never been able to find them in a HomeDeopt and now they are not even online. They sell them on Amazon too:
Amazon.com: Bayou Classic SQ14 Single Burner Outdoor Patio Stove: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:55 PM   #9
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SQ-14 from Home Depot, about $40. I like it a lot better than my Banjo. Fits a keg perfectly, plenty of kick for 10-gallons, and easy to control the flame when you want to play around with things like decocting (or just having a gentle boil so you aren't wasting propane).
Another thumbs up for the SQ-14.
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:55 PM   #10
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My turkey cooker doesn't fit under my keggle very well, so until I get a stand built, I've been using metal saw-horses to hold it.

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