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Old 01-14-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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Default Natural Gas Burner

I'm wanting to "improve" my standard issue turkey fryer performance and have been planning to move to a banjo burner.

However, I want this to operate on natural gas.

Looking for some feedback from those of you that have changed to NG. Specifically, advice from anyone who may have modified a banjo burner.

Appreciate the help on this.

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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You'd be much better off with a low pressure burner that is specifically designed for natural gas.

here's what they look like: http://www.bayouboiler.com/

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:49 PM   #3
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Check out tejassmokers.com They say the burner tip need to be much further away from the kettle than that. I love mine. I can bring 20 gallons to a boil in 50 minutes. You have to run the correct line to the burner to get the max BTU. Love not having tanks. My burner is a 200,000BTU.

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Old 01-15-2009, 01:01 AM   #4
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I didn't do a conversion, but here's my thread that covers the natural gas burner that I did. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/natu...n-build-91020/

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Old 01-15-2009, 02:06 AM   #5
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You'd be much better off with a low pressure burner that is specifically designed for natural gas.

here's what they look like: Bayou Boiler the Multi-Jet Natural Gas Burner
i would agree, you should look for a propane burner that operates off of low pressure not a 5-10-20 pound regutaor. i used a hurricane burner and my boil burner is running at 7'' wc and is orificed for 87,000 btu's

if you try to use a high pressure propane burner with natural gas it would only put out 15,000 btu's at best because homes don't have high pressure natural gas avaiable.
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:47 PM   #6
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A couple people here use this with the natural gas conversion and have had good results:
HURRICANE STOVE @ Williams Brewing

It's what I'm planning on doing when I upgrade to NG.

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Old 01-15-2009, 06:19 PM   #7
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This one seems like a pretty good deal:

23 Tip Round Nozzle Jet Burner (natural gas) - CHINESE WOK RANGES - RANGES - EQUIPMENT

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It's certainly cheap enough but it's not an easy burner to work with. The first thing you need to make sure of is that you have a good enough supply for over 100kbtu. If you don't, orange flames. One solution is to plug some burners to effectively reduce the input BTU requirement. The other problem with them is that the flame adjustment range is very low because of the non adjustable mix.

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Don't get me wrong, when the mix is right, the flame is beautiful. I'm just not to the point where I'd trust running it in an automated fashion because I have to tweak it too much to get it to burn right.

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