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Old 06-24-2012, 05:13 PM   #11
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I've been thinking of upgrading to a banjo burner as well even though I currently only have a 5 gallon pot. On the stove, I can safely boil 4 gallons.

We're you able to dial this down enough?
Not sure yet, I haven't tried it yet. I will post the results. :-)
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #12
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I use this for a five gallon pot and have no problems on the boil. I run into problems steeping specialty grains though. Once I get to temp it will flame out when I reduce the flow to keep it at about 155. Other than it works fine. Does go thru a lot of propane. I get about 3.5 batches per tank.

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #13
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I use this for a five gallon pot and have no problems on the boil. I run into problems steeping specialty grains though. Once I get to temp it will flame out when I reduce the flow to keep it at about 155. Other than it works fine. Does go thru a lot of propane. I get about 3.5 batches per tank.
Excellent! Thank you for posting. I wondered about that as far as steeping goes....do you have a flame out because of the wind and that low of throttle on the regulator? Would an additional shield from wind help?

For my next brew (Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA Clone) I plan on doing a partial mash so will probably just kill the flame and insulate the pot once to mashing temp. Looking forward to using this burner as opposed to the kitchen gas range which is only about 7000 BTUs I believe.

Again, thanks for the info and posting! Cheers!!
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:59 PM   #14
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Overkill?

Are you serious?

That's like asking "do her boobs look too big"?

Enjoy the upgrade!!

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My kettle and new burner.....overkill?
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:22 PM   #15
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I get flame out because I can't regulate the burner to keep a constant temp at 150-155. I let it go up to about 160 then kill it until it gets back down to 150, relight and finish steeping and then up to boil. It's not the breeze it's the low flow for that temp. I have fabricated a wind shield for it from flashing and it works well. Also, I never had a problem with scorching or flames running up the sides of the kettle (mine's a 12 inch diameter as well). I plan on getting a 10 gallon so this was the way to go, especially at $55 from homebrew heaven

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Old 06-24-2012, 11:25 PM   #16
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Overkill?

Are you serious?

That's like asking "do her boobs look too big"?

Enjoy the upgrade!!
LOL.....okay, ya got me. :-)
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:28 PM   #17
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I get flame out because I can't regulate the burner to keep a constant temp at 150-155. I let it go up to about 160 then kill it until it gets back down to 150, relight and finish steeping and then up to boil. It's not the breeze it's the low flow for that temp. I have fabricated a wind shield for it from flashing and it works well. Also, I never had a problem with scorching or flames running up the sides of the kettle (mine's a 12 inch diameter as well). I plan on getting a 10 gallon so this was the way to go, especially at $55 from homebrew heaven
Cool. I will see if mine will hold around 155, if not, maybe i will steep on my kitchen stove and then move the kettle outside for the boil. :-)
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:39 AM   #18
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Took 15 minutes to reach typical steeping temp of 155 F from ice cold tap water. I didn't have the regulator wide open since I was losing heat off the sides since I only have a 5 gallon kettle on top of this monster burner.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuE_E...ature=youtu.be

New burner in action!
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