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Old 01-30-2013, 05:02 PM   #11
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Found one on Amazon that might do the trick. Ironically it is $10 more than the 13" version.

http://www.amazon.com/E-C-Kraus-Torp...Torpedo+Screen

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:04 PM   #12
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They are rigid in order to take on the weight of the grain. They do sell 6 inch boil screens for people like you with smaller kettles.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/6-boil-screen.html

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:18 PM   #13
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the Midwest one is half that price.

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:26 PM   #14
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the Midwest one is half that price.
Yeah they have a good price. Will have to check on the shipping costs as I get free 2 day shipping thru Amazon.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:47 PM   #15
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This is the one I'm getting 100,000 BTU's for $50


http://m.homedepot.com/p/Brinkmann-O...5-S/202038918/

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:51 PM   #16
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This is the one I'm getting 100,000 BTU's for $50


http://m.homedepot.com/p/Brinkmann-O...5-S/202038918/
the only problem i would have with that is efficiency. 100k BTU's and your going to burn through propane (pardon the pun). The blichmann is 72k, but much more efficient. But its just a preference.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:53 PM   #17
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For the Bazooka screen, are they rigid or is there some flex in the item? My kettle is only 11" in diameter so I would need to curve up the last couple inches if possible. Note that I am not doing an all grain setup. I do a 5 gallon extract batch, so during the boil I have 2 gallons plus the ingredients.

Just trying to figure out a better way than dumping the wort into the funnel with a screen which can take quite a while and is a pain. Would love to get a setup where once it is cooled down I can just turn the handle and have it drain into the fermenter.
I'm guessing your doing it like i used too with the screened funnel ? The funnel plugs up and you scrape it clear to pour again ? Here is the fix. Since using a hop filter i get very little hop trub. As far as normal trub i just pour it in. its going to drop out with Whirlfloc and cold crashing any way.

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:55 PM   #18
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the only problem i would have with that is efficiency. 100k BTU's and your going to burn through propane (pardon the pun). The blichmann is 72k, but much more efficient. But its just a preference.
exactly. 100,000 is great but fewer BTU's are better if you can get them to boil your wort and not just heat up the air around the burner.
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the only problem i would have with that is efficiency. 100k BTU's and your going to burn through propane (pardon the pun). The blichmann is 72k, but much more efficient. But its just a preference.
72,000 is sufficient to boil 10+ gallons? I haven't stepped up yet but will probably in the next month. I mainly want that one for the price and reviews on it. I don't mind burning more propane if it keeps my time down. The way I see it I will be using more propane no matter what when I go from 6 gallon boils to 11. I think the burner I use now is 30,000 BTU's and it does ok for smaller batches but I wouldn't want to try it on anything bigger
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I have the 50,000 BTU Bayou burner that I got on sale for $50 and have no regrets. It boils 13 gallons just fine for my 11 gallon batches and saved me $100 over a blichmann. My bayou burner has an inlet air adjuster and if you get it just right it's very efficient. I usually am able to brew 4-5 double batches (44-55 gallons!) of All-Grain brews including heating mash and sparge water on every 20 lb cylinder! I don't think you can get much more efficiency out of propane than that.

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