New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Water heater burner???




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-03-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
earlyd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dexter, MI
Posts: 40
Default Water heater burner???

I am thinking of building a brew stand and was wondering if anyone has ever used a natural gas water heater burner for their HLT or mash tun. If so how did it work. I am trying to keep the cost down and figured that this might be a good cost cutter.

~d



__________________
earlyd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2009, 01:31 PM   #2
Gonefishing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Lowell,MA
Posts: 631
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I've heard of it being done, but haven't seen one.
Here's some Googled articles
Rick Calley's Old Brewing Setup
HOMEBREW Digest #4167 Mon 10 February 2003



__________________
In Primary: Empty
In Primary 2: Long Day Ale
In Primary 3; Empty
Small Primary: Empty
In Secondary: SMaSh Ale (dry hopping)
In Keg: Apefelwein
Keg 2: English pale ale
Keg3:Cola Soda
Keg4; Snowy Mountain APA
In Bottles: Some Bud for my clueless friends.
Next up: Brown Puppy Ale (Old Brown Dog clone)
My Blog: http://kking.wordpress.com/
Gonefishing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
modenacart
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Bern, NC
Posts: 625
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Do a search for NG burners and you should find a lot of information.

__________________
modenacart is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2009, 03:12 PM   #4
stevehaun
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: hudson, wi
Posts: 556
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

I think if you are going to use natural gas it will work fine. Converting it to propane will probably not work - gas orifices for propane are much smaller - hard to make a hole smaller!

__________________
stevehaun is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wood-Gas Kettle Burner & Water/Wort Heater WortMonger DIY Projects 24 04-07-2013 03:35 PM
water heater hot water tank? Pimp Juice Equipment/Sanitation 10 10-23-2011 06:37 AM
Tankless Water Heater for Sparge water? passedpawn Equipment/Sanitation 38 06-07-2010 03:32 PM
Heatstick/Burner/Bucket Heater FreakinA Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 10-22-2008 02:47 PM
Burner from old water heater - salvageable? sonvolt DIY Projects 12 01-03-2007 10:23 AM