Originally Posted by Phisher
Are those two pretty good about conserving propane? How many brews do you fellas get out of a tank? About how long to go from 150 degrees to a boil with 8 gallons?
My SQ14 does pretty good with propane usage I'd say. I can get a good 4-5 batches from a 20# cylinder and these are All Grain batches where I'm heating strike/sparge water as well as working the boil.
I havent yet timed 8 gallons but I did time 6 gallons from ~130 degrees to boil in right at 30 minutes.
If you get the SQ14, which I think is great, you will probably want to add a windscreen. Not only does this help prevent the flame from burning out but I believe it also helps with heat loss and makes the burner more efficient. That's my.02 anyway...
Dont be leary of adding a windscreen, its rreeaall easy!http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/my-bayou-classic-sq14-windscreen-addition-330988/