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Old 04-27-2009, 10:16 AM   #1
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I made my first batch over the weekend and had difficulty keeping the large pot boiling vigorously while uncovered. Once I took the cover off it would simmer but not really boil. I was thinking of buying a an outdoor gas ring. Does anyone know what output I should go for ? The largest one I can see has output of 8.8kw.

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Old 04-27-2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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The burner was rated in KWs? Usually they're rated in BTUs. Where are you? If you're in the US, buy a cheap turkey fryer. If overseas, I'm not sure us yanks can help much.

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The burner was rated in KWs? Usually they're rated in BTUs. Where are you? If you're in the US, buy a cheap turkey fryer. If overseas, I'm not sure us yanks can help much.
I'm in Ireland and I've no idea what a turkey fryer is

I found a formula online to convert BTU to Watts. Looks like 8.8kw is 30,000 BTU.
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Turkey fryer: Turkey fryer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Actually, a fried turkey isn't oily or greasy, and if done right, makes for really tasty turkey.

Anyway, most of those burners are in the 50K-60K BTU range. I'm betting 30K will get the job done for 5 gal batches, though heating times may be a little longer.

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where bouts are you diablo???
im from Rathfriland

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where bouts are you diablo???
im from Rathfriland
Dublin. A city of 1.2m people but not one Home Brew Strore LOL.....at least I haven't found one. Where do you buy brewing supplies ?
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You aren't the only one from Ireland in these forums. Make a post in the Introductions forum, set your location and ask what others in your area are doing for a burner.

I'm in the same boat, my elec stovetop just couldn't hack it and the wife didn't like the brew odor so I moved outside with a gas(propane) burner.

Oh yeah, welcome to HBT!

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