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Old 01-26-2012, 04:35 AM   #1
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Hello all. First time here and working on building my brew system and need everyone's opinion on burners. I'm buying these for a three tier all grain system. I've been looking at two different burners the first one is the High Pressure Cast Iron Banjo Burner. Very large burner but not sure if its over kill or worth the extra propane. The other one is the High Pressure Cast Iron Fry Burner, again from Bayou classic. Here are the two links for each burner. Any opinions would help greatly. Thanks so much in advance. I will be cooking with regular 15 gallon keggles.

High Pressure Cast Iron Banjo Burner
http://bayouclassicdepot.com/bg14_cast_iron_burner.htm

High Pressure Cast Iron Fry Burner
http://bayouclassicdepot.com/bg12_cast_iron_burner.htm

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Old 01-27-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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Anyone have any opinions of this?



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Old 01-27-2012, 04:45 PM   #3
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I went with 2 of these. IM building the same thing. I already have a turkey fryer which Im taking the burner off of to use to hold mash temp. I spoke with a gentleman at the agrisupply store and he said this would work just fine and should be more than enough to boil 12 gallons. He didnt try to sell me the more expensive high pressure burner. The folks at this place are great. Stuff was here in no time at all.

http://www.agrisupply.com/burner-cast-low-pressure-multi-hole-btu-dia/p/40282/

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i've been using the old standard burners for a long time and i FINALLY switched to the bayou sq14, which i believe has the bg12 burner in it. i LOVE it, made the whole experience a lot better in my opinion. i think you will get by just fine with the bg12, but i'm sure others have reasons for the bg14... if you will be sticking to ~5 gallon batches, and even 10, you should be fine with the smaller ones.

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Old 01-27-2012, 05:28 PM   #5
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I use these on my system with the natural gas conversion it. Works well on propane too and not having the roar of a high pressure burner is really nice.
http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/product/0102184/hurricane-burner-63-5165
http://stores.hurricaneproducts.net/-strse-45/C-dsh-63-dsh-5165-%7C-Low-Pressure/Detail.bok

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I use the bg12's on my system and they work just fine. Not sure what exactly you want to know about them?

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I'm sure the small ones will be good for propane, up to 10 gallon batches.
If your ever thinking of Natural Gas or low pressure, get the bigger ones.

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Anyone have any opinions of this?
I use BG-14 burners with 0-10psi regulators. Very easy to control, very quiet, and I doubt there's another burner that provides as wide and even a flame...

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I remember having two burners picked out (and in the cart even) when I realized how much better electric brewing would be. It's not for everyone, I know, but it's probably the single best equipment choice I've made. Just throwing that out there in case you haven't considered it. Good luck.

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I have the KAB+ which uses one of those larger banjo burners. It works great for my 15gal pot, heating up a large surface very quickly. It's probably overkill, but I like it.



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