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Old 05-26-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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How long does it take to get 5 gallons to a boil in a keggle? I have been waiting for 1 hr 20 min and mine is only up to 150. I'm thinking that the propane burner that I am using sucks.



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Old 05-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #2
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Yeah, I get 9 gal to 170 in about 20 min with my keggle using a 60,000 BTU Camp Chef burner.



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The answer to the question is based on the number of btu's your burner is capable of. Mine do 180k and I can boil 5 gallons in probably 15 minutes.

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Our testings has a keggle with a lid using a 55k BTU burner going from 60F to rolling boil in 43mins.

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You need a better burner. I get more than 5 gallons to about 160F in maybe 20 minutes (to mash-in) in my mash tun keg. Last batch was just over 8 gallons for the mash, and it might have taken 20 minutes.

I use Blichmann burners currently. Far better than the Bayou burner I was previously using. Even though the burner elements look identical, performance is not.

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What burner do you have? Maybe the OPD has been tripped? or your pot is way to far from the burner?

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I was using an old Brinkmann all purpose gas cooker. I'm not an expert on the subject, but I think the regulator and hose might be the issue. The hose says that it is only rated for 1 psi max . Maybe a better hose and regulator might fix the issue?

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If you are doing all grain brewing you can add low heat as soon as you have 2 inches in the kettle. I keep my kettle around 190 for the duration of the sparge. Once I have kettle full, a bump of the heat has me boiling within minutes.

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I was using an old Brinkmann all purpose gas cooker. I'm not an expert on the subject, but I think the regulator and hose might be the issue. The hose says that it is only rated for 1 psi max . Maybe a better hose and regulator might fix the issue?
Usually the regulator and hose that comes with a burner is matched to the burner. Putting a higher psi rated setup on the burner could produce unwanted effects.

IMO, if you want better performance from the burner, and you have it calibrated properly (blue flame/no soot at any amount of gas going through the regulator) then you need a better burner (with it's own regulator and hose). I noticed a big difference between the KAB4 I was using and the Blichmann burners.


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