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Old 01-29-2014, 06:51 PM   #1
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Hello All,

Please feel free to direct me to another thread! I searched and didn't find quite what I was looking for. It is 185,00 BTU. My problem is that it is TOO hot regardless of playing with the regulator on the propane bottle or the shutter. Is there anything I can do to further regulate the heat? I'm scorching and way over cooking my steeping grains.

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Old 01-29-2014, 07:33 PM   #2
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Is it a low pressure or high pressure burner? Does the regulator match the burner (low vs. high)?

For steeping, you could just do it stove-top or in the oven if it comes to that.

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It's a high pressure. I'm using the regulator that came with it...
Steeping the grains on the stove is not a bad idea at all....

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I'd think you could get it low enough, i know i turn my SP10 down low enough to stop a boil...how low its actually going though i dont know.

Realistically you should just get the water to temp, maybe a few degree's high and wrap the pot in a towel or something and steep your grains for the 30 mins or whatever is required.

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You can also tone it down by putting a black connector on it instead of the green one.

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Hey. I'm a noob to brewing but what I did was just get the water temp to 165 and shut off the burner. Then put the steeping grains in and put the lid on it. After 30 mins my water temp only dropped to 160 and that's with the burners off the whole time.

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Did you look at this yet? http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bayou-Cla...5HPR/100554927
I don't know why they call a 5 psi hose/regulator and a 30 psi hose/regulator both high pressure. If you get the 5 psi regulator/hose combo I'm sure you will be able to fine tune the heat. I own a Bayou Classic with a 5 psi regulator, and I can adjust my flame down to a low simmer, or I can boil wort in nothing flat. Change your hose.

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Did you look at this yet? http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bayou-Cla...5HPR/100554927
I don't know why they call a 5 psi hose/regulator and a 30 psi hose/regulator both high pressure. If you get the 5 psi regulator/hose combo I'm sure you will be able to fine tune the heat. I own a Bayou Classic with a 5 psi regulator, and I can adjust my flame down to a low simmer, or I can boil wort in nothing flat. Change your hose.
The SP10 only comes with a 10 PSI regulator hence the name, like you i have no trouble turning it down to a mere flicker...not sure what OP has, i can turn mine into a very small orange flame, basically like a ring of small bic lighters, or crank it up and it sounds like a jet engine.
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Ok, I'll swing by Home Depot try that hose. I'm just using the one that came with the burner now.

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You do realize you shouldn't be trying to maintain the temp too hard while steeping though right??

If your not mashing, just get it to 160-165 and throw them in for 30 minutes, it may drop 5 degree's over the 30 minutes but who cares. Steeping is pretty much all for color and a bit of flavor, not sugar ..you dont want to throw them in above 170 or you may get some tannin flavors ..but anywhere from 150-165 will be fine...

Trying to control the temperature by hand is a futile excercise, thats why people use RIMS/HERMS and electric systems with PID's that turn on and off thousands of times a second or use coolers to mash in that hold their temperature.

But for steeping your way over thinking, i'd save your money.
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