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Old 12-07-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone who has an SQ14 can vouch for there performance on a cold weather brew day? This sunday I brewed a batch, started at 8 gal with plans on boiling down to 7, in about 32 degree weather and my cheap turkey fryer burner could barely get it to a rolling boil. I wound up boiling off about 3/4 of a gallon after an hr and a half boil at full blast. I obviously need an upgrade and was thinking this might be the one. Also assuming it can do a ten gallon boil in a spring/summer brew session. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-07-2010, 10:36 PM   #2
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I just ordered another one... I have brewed 12 gallon batches in 15*F weather on my old SQ14... For the money you can't beat em...

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I use an SQ 14 in my garage (door open) when the temps are in the 30s (in the garage) with no problem.

The SQ 14 does not have a wind shield, though, and that can sometimes be a problem.

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how are they on fuel? I was reading one of the bayou burners not this one ripped through fuel.

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I think you are thinking of the banjo burners - my SQ 14 seems average.

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ok great thanks for the quick responses

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I heat a keggle on an SQ14 with no issues -- 5 or 10 gallon batches. Before I went partial electric, I would typically get 4-5 brew days out of a 20lb. propane tank.

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The SQ-14 can easily handle 12 gallon batches and more. I've boiled 14 gallons in near zero weather no problem. Wind is always a problem with most burners, but this one seems to be able to handle mild breezes OK. It burns quite efficiently, but your fuel economy mostly depends how how heavy footed you are with the throttle. I think I can get about 4-5 60 minute boils out of a tank, but I'm guessing at that as I've never kept track closely. I should weigh a tank before and after some time to see just what the mileage is under normal use.

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Is the sq-14 good with a keggle?

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It's great with a keggle... I got atleast 4 brew days out of a standard tank, and we were still using it on my buddies grill to tailgate, etc...

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