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Old 06-11-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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I am looking into upgrading and going all grain. I am going to be using a 15.5 gal keggle. I am looking at buying the Dark star burner and I see that it states it will hold most 10 gallon brew kettles. I was wondering if anyone has this setup?

Basically I just need to know if it is sturdy enough to handle the keggle and the weight of the grains and water.

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I have the Dark Star burner and I really like it. I have a 10 gallon pot and my last brew used 8 gallons of water and 17 lbs of grain for BIAB. I would be surprised if it couldn't hold more. It seems very sturdy. One complaint I have about the burner is the burner itself on mine is welded at an angle so one side of the urner is slightly closer to the pot than the other side. It hasn't been a problem but it kind of bothers me that it isn't level.

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Old 06-11-2014, 07:28 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I have read good reviews. I believe I will go ahead and order it.

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Old 06-12-2014, 12:32 AM   #4
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I have the Dark Star burner... It works ok, but it would soot up my brew kettle no matter how I adjusted the air/ fuel mixture. I bought one of the Edelmetal burners from Northern Brewer and couldn't be happier! No soot at all, quick boil times, its just awesome. No more raw gas fumes or soot... I would never go back! Worth the investment, if you have the funds, go for a Blichman or Edelmetal burner...


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Old 06-12-2014, 06:36 AM   #5
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My roommate just bought the double jet bayou and I have borrowed it a few times. Works really well and is pretty cheap

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