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Old 02-11-2013, 02:51 AM   #1
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Anyone have this? 185,000 freakin BTU's! I just paid $37 for it on amazon. I have amazon prime so I get the free two day shipping.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002913MI/ref=mw_dp_mpd?pd=1



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Old 02-11-2013, 03:21 AM   #2
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It will get water hot, but I have heard that model burns though gas faster than other models. You also can't fit a keggle on it.



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Old 02-11-2013, 03:23 AM   #3
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Wow that seems like a great deal for such high output. I am in the market for a new burner so I might have to snag one.

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:11 AM   #4
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Lotsa BTUs. I have heard complaints about the noise with jet burners and the fact that it is hard to ramp down the output to maintain a boil or simmer, as well as the amount of gas used, but I hope it works for you. Great deal.

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It will burn 8-9 pounds of LP an hour at full bore. Throttled down to where the flame doesn't climb the sides of the kettle. The output will be lower.

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It will burn 8-9 pounds of LP an hour at full bore. Throttled down to where the flame doesn't climb the sides of the kettle. The output will be lower.
Propane has around 91,500 btu's per gallon. So 2 gallons an hour at 180000 BTU. At 4.2 pounds per gallon (60 degrees F) your right on. Overkill for anything smaller than 25 gallons.
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Overkill for anything smaller than 25 gallons.
Hmmm...I use a 400,000 BTU NG burner with my 20g kettle (10g batches). Doesn't take long to boil...
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:20 PM   #8
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I just bought that same burner from amazon and a 40qt aluminum kettle for ~$40 in the same purchase. I have done 3 all grain batches with it from a 20lb tank, heating mash and sparge water with it. Never open the "throttle" on it more than about 1 turn. It can be loud for sure but for $37 you can't beat it. I find that its better to not use the flame spreader that's on it. Maintains a good boil if you open the valve just until it starts to sound like a jet, a low woosh sound. Almost boiled over my 1.070 Irish stout. Don't stray to far before the hot break. Find a place near by to refill your tanks so you don't over pay for a 2/3 full blue rhino or the like. Uhaul is decent usually.

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After I ordered I was concerned my keggle wouldn't fit on it but unit doesn't I know my HLT will. I bought it mainly for the price in mind and the option to maybe trade it for something with a little less BTU's if need be

Also I don't think it would be too hard to modify it for a keggle. After spending my entire Saturday brewing two different batches both with 90 mon boils I don't mind burning a little more gas as long as it saves me time

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Damn I hate the iPhone spelling.


I get mine filled the same place I get my co2 filled. I discovered a few years ago thy for the price of one exchange tank of propane I could get two tanks filled.



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