Ok, so I was at the LHBS yesterday picking up some ingredients for an IPA...and there it was. A shiny, stainless propane burner on sale. At $72, I knew I could get a better deal at Target or something on a burner, but with gas @ ~ $5 here in California for premium I figured it was going to cost me $10 to $15 to get one. Seemed like good logic.
Man, what a difference those things make. I heated 6.26 gallons in less than 15 minutes. BOOM baby. Here is the one I got (http://bayouclassicdepot.com/1114_stainless_steel_propane.htm
) my likey.
My only issue is that I ended up with about 4.25 - 4.5 gallons and had to run out the door right after pitching my starter and did not stay at home last night. I was thinking I would just add another gallon or so to top off the secondary when I rack it?