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Old 02-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #11
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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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The burner on my 60 gallon steam boil kettle is only 200K BTU and I can get 50 gallons from mash to boil in less than 15 min. I would be worried about scorching direct firing at 400K BTU that’s an insane amount of heat for a 10 gallon brew. Would make a powerful HLT but I assume you throttle it back for boiling. My 15 gallon keggle system uses the BG-14’s tweaked to 90K BTU and I had to back them back down to the 70K BTU because the boil was to vigorous.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #12
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I have a Bayou SQ14 @ 55k BTU and love it. From the gas sounds when I boil, I estimate I get up to boil using 45k BTU and boil using 40k BTU. Gave a great roiling boil on a 13.1 gallon pre-boil volume in a keggle. You sure you need 185k BTU?

Was thinking about getting a larger outdoor burner, but not for beer: for a wok!

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Old 02-11-2013, 03:30 PM   #13
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I just looked it up and that's one bad boy. I would love to get it but I don't want to have to use that much gas. Does I come with a regulator? I didn't see one with it.

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Old 02-11-2013, 05:11 PM   #14
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I bet your right!
The burner on my 60 gallon steam boil kettle is only 200K BTU and I can get 50 gallons from mash to boil in less than 15 min. I would be worried about scorching direct firing at 400K BTU that’s an insane amount of heat for a 10 gallon brew. Would make a powerful HLT but I assume you throttle it back for boiling. My 15 gallon keggle system uses the BG-14’s tweaked to 90K BTU and I had to back them back down to the 70K BTU because the boil was to vigorous.
Yeah we watch the throttle pretty carefully and for a typical boil it's just idling along. No scorching issues so far. We'll move up to a bigger kettle for one-barrel batches hopefully before long and take advantage of the extra power.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:30 PM   #15
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at first read that as IBUs... that would be a hoppy beer...

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I have that same burner. The frame is all steel so if you need to modify it to fit other things you can do so easily. Be careful not to make it too top heavy if you do go welding and bolting things on though. I also use this thing to fry turkeys so the extra BTU's are nice when heating 3 gallons of oil to 375*F.

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I have that same burner. The frame is all steel so if you need to modify it to fit other things you can do so easily. Be careful not to make it too top heavy if you do go welding and bolting things on though. I also use this thing to fry turkeys so the extra BTU's are nice when heating 3 gallons of oil to 375*F.
Awesome. Looks like everything I need will be here by Friday. Can't wait to use it
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at first read that as IBUs... that would be a hoppy beer...
Yea that's easy to do. I'd like to try that beer.
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I have that same burner. The frame is all steel so if you need to modify it to fit other things you can do so easily. Be careful not to make it too top heavy if you do go welding and bolting things on though. I also use this thing to fry turkeys so the extra BTU's are nice when heating 3 gallons of oil to 375*F.
I want to ask why you would want to modify the stand? What would you add? Maybe some pics would help me see it better.
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I want to ask why you would want to modify the stand? What would you add? Maybe some pics would help me see it better.
I don't have this same stand, but I modified mine with some pieces of steel with two 90 degree bends in them for added stability. My stand was not designed for a pot as big as mine.

Not the best picture, but it illustrates what I did to mine.

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