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smmcdermott 01-20-2010 03:18 PM

Burner Question
I have a $55 Lowes gift card and was curious if either of these burners would work for doing a full boil. I am assuming the 10 Qt one will not be good considering that is 2.5 gal, but what about the other one? These are the only two that Lowes has online. Thanks.

Double Jet

10 Qt


Edit: There is no information regarding BTU's either.

AABassMaster 01-20-2010 03:25 PM

I think either one will be fine. Those are designed to heat cooking oil up to 400+ degrees F. Water boils at 212 degrees F. You should have no problem getting and maintaining a boil with either one.

AABassMaster 01-20-2010 03:27 PM

Also, I do my brewing in a 12 qt stockpot and add a few gallons of water after it cools off and I have put it in the primary.

Arkador 01-20-2010 03:29 PM

Get the Bayou Classic. Those jet burners get bad ratings from everyone i talked to. I almost bought one because of the price, but SEVERAL ppl warded me away from them.

If you are brewing on a propane fryer, consider getting a larger pot and doing full boils. I have a keggle that works great for both 5 and 10gal batches (all grain or extract)

Mikethepoolguy 01-20-2010 03:33 PM

Get the 10 qt. burner, but lose the 10 qt pot.

smmcdermott 01-20-2010 03:43 PM

lol, in the OP, I say that I was wondering if these are good for full boils. So i am assuming these aren't then right?

maida7 01-20-2010 03:54 PM

I have a jet burner and it kicks ass. This is the one I have Very hot and easy to control. This one has a adjustable defector plate that will spread out the flame. Or it can be used as a single jet. Crank it up and it's like a rocket, 185,000 BTUs!

Arkador 01-20-2010 05:25 PM

The Bayou Classic SP10 is great for 10gal full boils.
I have been told that the jet burners burn through a tank pf propane too fast.

smmcdermott 01-20-2010 05:54 PM

i definitely don't want a non-efficient burner. Propane isn't that cheap.

maida7 01-20-2010 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by smmcdermott (Post 1824252)
i definitely don't want a non-efficient burner. Propane isn't that cheap.

I see this rumor posted from time to time but there is no proof to back it up. How is one burner design less efficient then another? Doesn't the combustion of propane produce a set amount of heat? If a burner is using more propane then it will be that much hotter.

Does anybody have a real explanation to why the jet burners are supposedly less efficient?

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