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Old 01-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Propane burners

I'm looking for propane burners, low pressure, although I've found a bunch I'd like to know what are the best ones, tip quantity, quality, BTU, and price. My application is for a single tier three keg brew setup, HLT will have a HERMS coil, MLT will NOT be direct fired which leaves the BK, it will be with LP. The HLT burner will be controlled by an electric LP gas valve through a PID, i will be brewing 10gal batches.

Any ideas and suggestions?

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #2
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Low pressure? Either BG 12 or Hurricane Burner. BG 12 is very cost effective, Hurricane Burner only increases BTUs by 20%, but price is like 4 times the BG 12.

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Low pressure? Either BG 12 or Hurricane Burner. BG 12 is very cost effective, Hurricane Burner only increases BTUs by 20%, but price is like 4 times the BG 12.
Thanks, found some on amazon and brewers hardware, they were about 60.00 ea. Right now I'm using a large camp stove that can hold two kegs, I used it to brew two 5gal batches this weekend, the burners are like the hurricane burners, they were able to get 5 gal of cold water boiling in about 20min and did not empty my propane tank.

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Nice, maybe you should just pull those burners out of that unit and put them into whatever new unit you're thinking of building...

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Oh yeah the low pressure deal. Most outdoor propane burners and grills operate at a higher pressure, as I plan on using an electric LP valve to automatically fire my HLT ill need a burner and regulator that operates at a lower pressure. This is easily solved buy using a regulator that is set to about 10psi and installing a low pressure orifice. People will often run into issues when using a high pressure burner with low pressure LP, the flame will be very orange and not produce the correct BTU's. I am about to start on my single tier system and want to have all my ducks in a row, I want to have this done right the first time, that way I spend more time brewing beer then fiddling with a halved assed rig.

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