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Old 06-07-2009, 10:57 PM   #1
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The wife wants me out of her kitchen. I have a 12,000 BTU camping stove in the garage. Will that work for a 5 gal. boil (or 3 gal. boil with 2 gal. top off)? I looked up some turkey fryers and those are rated at around 50K to 60K BTU's. So I'm thinking the camping stove might not do the job. Is anyone out there having any success with their camping stove?

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Old 06-07-2009, 11:02 PM   #2
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no chance. my 80,000 btu burner struggles with a 6.5 gallon boil.

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I thought so. Thanks!

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Mynew camp stove is 10,000 BTU and I can tell you now, there is no way Id get a boil going on that thing, not even 3 gallons. Remember, 12000 BTU isnt making to your kettle, there is A LOT of wasted heat with propane burners.

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I only use my 10,000 BTU burner for keeping the HLT hot. I pre-heat the water with a turkey burner.

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I use a propane camp stove when I brew indoors. It works much better for 3 gallon boils than my electric stove. But, I wouldn't even consider using it for 5 gallon boils unless that was my only option.

If the kitchen was not an option for me, I'd spring for the turkey fryer and do full boils.

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I use a propane camp stove when I brew indoors. It works much better for 3 gallon boils than my electric stove. But, I wouldn't even consider using it for 5 gallon boils unless that was my only option.

If the kitchen was not an option for me, I'd spring for the turkey fryer and do full boils.
Is carbon monoxide a concern with using a propane camp stove indoors? I have a coleman stove, but I figured I would have to use it outside.

I used it in the garage with the door open to steep the grain, then moved inside to the electric stove because of some technical difficulties, but I think it had a chance of boiling with 1 burner (11,000 BTUs). I would think that the 2 burners side by side would be more than enough.

Were you using 1 or 2 burners and do you know how many BTUs?
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I'd consider buying a turkey fryer on sale. Mine was about $40 and you get another kettle with it! It will easily boil the wort.

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I was thinking about using my Coleman camp stove as a Bunsen burner to do my yeast starters directly in the flask so I don't have to pot->flask transfers since I have an electric stove.

Then invest in a turkey fryer for the big boils.

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What is the minimum BTU rateing Suggested?

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