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Cabby58 12-04-2012 01:45 AM

natural gas burner
 
Has or does anyone here use one of the 23 tip natural gas burners? I currently use an old water heater burner, but it is somewhat slow to boil when I finally tried a 10 gallon batch. I was wondering how well the 23 tip works with larger batches. I hate to buy one and find it is no better than what I use now.

Thanks,
Calvin

BenRuss 12-04-2012 03:04 AM

If you mean a 23 tip jet burner they use in commercial Chop suey range, it should produce just under 90,000 BTU about the only thing hotter would be a 32 tip jet burner that produces 120,000 btu.

JonW 12-04-2012 05:01 PM

Depending how big your kettles are, the 23 tips might be overkill. The small 10 tip ones work nicely. Those are what I use. There are also several people that use the 23 tip ones and remove some of the jets and put bolts into the holes to bring the BTU's down.

Monster Mash 12-04-2012 08:02 PM

I have the 23 tip burner under a 30 gallon pot and it is almost overkill. It gets the boil going fast and then I have to turn it way down or I get boil overs.

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Cabby58 12-05-2012 01:24 AM

Thank you for the replies. Maybe I will go with the 10 jet burner, I don't think I will ever do more than a 10 gallon batch.

fall-line 12-05-2012 07:31 PM

+1 on the 10 tip burners. I do 5 and 10 gallon batches on them and they are plenty for both. I'm very happy with them.

mikescooling 12-06-2012 10:36 AM

I like jet burners, but it can be hard to turn the heat on low. I have the 32tip jet burner and it works but I had to mess with it and it was a pain in the butt. I don't use it for my BK.


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