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Old 03-17-2006, 03:56 PM   #1
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I had a turkey fryer burner that I used for my first brew then it broke somehow and doesnt work anymore... I had to borrow a neighbors burner to finish my second brew, but now I need to get another burner... I was look at HomeDepot and they have a few different burners... some are cast burners, some are jet burners..?? it seems like the jet burners have cheaper prices and higher BTUs... anyone ever use these...??? Also, as of now I have a 8 gallon brewpot... so what size (BTUs) do I really need..?? Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-17-2006, 09:43 PM   #2
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Jet burners eat propane, are just about impossible to regulate and will caramelize your wort. The only time I've seen people use them is for heating the sparge water. Most turkey burners are around 55,000 btu. This might be a good time to get a 100,000 BTU burner from a brewing shop.

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Check these out:
http://www.cajunshoppe.com/cast2.htm
http://www.tejassmokers.com/castironburners.htm
http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/category_30_1.htm

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i got mine at home depot (sandbridge) for 50 bucks...

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i got mine at home depot (sandbridge) for 50 bucks...
I got the same one just today. I thought the burner was much better than the jet style.
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I have that same brand only round 65,000 BTU. Mine came with a 30 quart pot and turkey frying accesories.. paid $48 gotta love HD sales.

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i got mine at home depot (sandbridge) for 50 bucks...
Is that the Bayou Classic one for $49.95? The website says it's 135,000 btu's. Is that right?
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Is that the Bayou Classic one for $49.95? The website says it's 135,000 btu's. Is that right?
i dont know the btu's, i cant find that info anywhere, on the website or in my manual...
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i dont know the btu's, i cant find that info anywhere, on the website or in my manual...
I click on the specifications tab on the burner's page on the home depot web site.
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i got mine at home depot (sandbridge) for 50 bucks...
I got this one today at home depot... I'm going to be starting a brew in a few hours... we'll see how it works...
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