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Old 01-05-2009, 04:09 PM   #1
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Default Stupid burner question

Yea - I'm dangerous!!

Below is what I received for Christmas. I was surprised the hose to the propane go directly "into" the burner but is attached to the end of the "funnel".

So - where do I light it?? I ASSUME on top but since the instructions were amazingly vague I better risk looking completely dumb and ask experts.

The instructions basically say "hook it up and light it".

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Old 01-05-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
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Can I assume that the propane is meant to mix with O2? Just turn the propane on the mixing is automatic??

I've been doing two half boils my last 5 batches. Need a chiller now!! THEN I'm making a stove top mash tun. Slowly but surly.

I'm feeling a little cocky - four great batches in a row - time to step up the challenge!!

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There are no stupid questions, only singed eyebrows!


Yup just hold the flame over the burner and turn on the gas. I recommend one of those long pointer type lighters.

Nice one! Have fun!

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Can I assume that the propane is meant to mix with O2? Just turn the propane on the mixing is automatic??
The propane feeds into the burner orifice (where the twisty part is), and you can adjust the mix by adjusting that piece. You want a clean burning flame (all blue), not orange and sooty.
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Can I assume that the propane is meant to mix with O2? Just turn the propane on the mixing is automatic??

I've been doing two half boils my last 5 batches. Need a chiller now!! THEN I'm making a stove top mash tun. Slowly but surly.

I'm feeling a little cocky - four great batches in a row - time to step up the challenge!!
There should be a plate (damper) with holes over the end of the "funnel" (as your described it) that turns. You can control the amount of air flow there. It just pulls it in.
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Yea got one of them for my clunker of a grill. My plan is to get a pond pump and large container for Chiller water, can't use hose when it's -1F.

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AHH HAAA!! yea - that is screwed down and I "thought" it was for that but again - the instructions were pretty poor!

thanks fly and Zym
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It might not look like it but this is just a larger version of the assblies (EDIT that would be "assemblies" to us engrish speakers ) you have in your propane grill. Where that hose attaches the slight vacuum created by the flow of gas going through will pull air in with it and by the time it comes out through the element the gas and air are mixed and fully combustible. You adjust the airflow as well as the gas to tune the flame. AFAIK, the bluer the flame the better.

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Yea got one of them for my clunker of a grill. My plan is to get a pond pump and large container for Chiller water, can't use hose when it's -1F.
Sure ya can! I do, though I am not too smart.

I run a hose out through the dog door from the utility sink. Just bring the hose in right away when done chilling. It cools down wicked fast! Yeah, the outdoor spigot don't work so hot though at those temps. Not to good for the plumbing either.
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