Originally Posted by JimTheHick
I've got a crap walmart clearance turkey fryer propane outfit that was great for the price ($30) but I'm looking to upgrade my burner to something that I can tune to a nice blue, or at least mostly blue flame. Regardless of what I do now, my current burner has a horrible huge orange flame that leaves a layer of soot all over my beautiful stainless pot.
I'm looking to buy this Brinkmann burner. You still happy with it? Can the flame be adjusted easily/effectively?
Yeah, the burner has worked out really well. I've done about 5 brews with it and it has never left soot on the bottom of my 10 gallon pot. the controls are very precise and I can make noticeable adjustments with only a quarter turn of the knob. I never use it full blast (I do 5.5 gal batches), so I figure it has more than enough power for larger 10 gal+ batches.
I heat up my mash water with it between mash steps and it can bring even a large volume of water to temp pretty quickly. I can then lower it down to maintain the water temp until I need it.
I'm very happy with it and the price was even better, so I'd say go for it.