Originally Posted by Commonwealth
It is not an SQ14, those have a 10" diameter, what I am inquiring about is the 6". But you are correct in that looks wise they appear to be identical. Yours is the high pressure 10" and I am curious about its little brother rated at about half the BTU's
Any help would be great, thanks......
This isn't correct. The SQ-14 uses the same ring burner, but it's equipped with a variable (0-10 psi) regulator and the corresponding orifice. it is a six inch diameter burner like the one you are considering.and otherwise the cast burner itself is identical. I have one low pressure ring burner (Camp Chef)
and I also have the SQ-14. I use the Camp Chef for my direct fired mash tun and the higher pressure SQ-14 for my boil kettle. The low pressure burner is ideal for the mash tun as the flame is very controllable, especially at low settings. The SQ-14, being variable pressure could handle both tasks equally well, but I just so happened to purchase the Camp Chef first. Agri-supply sells the variable pressure regulators that will fit the burner you are looking at. IOW, it can be used as a high or low pressure burner with the proper orifice and regulator.
Here's a link to the regulator: http://www.agrisupply.com/product.asp?pn=64640
The 10" burner is the banjo style. Similar, but produces much more heat and uses gobs more gas. Overkill IMO and not a good choice for a mash tun, but would work OK for a boil kettle or HLT.