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Old 06-28-2011, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default Using grill controllers on a propane cooker

So first off, thanks. This is my first post, though I have stalked this forum for answers for years. It is a great resource, and I really appreciate it.

After years of extract brewing and the occasional rube goldberg style all grain brewing events, I am finally building out an all grain rig. Question is about the propane controls. I have a Bayou Classic BG12 and a Camp Chef SHPRL. Both came mated with 10 PSI regulators. Right now I have the tank run to a propane manifold that attaches each regulated line separately. But I have an idea, that I could use the controllers off a gas grill, mounted on the front of the rig to fine tune the flame. There are lots of dealers out there that sell the controllers, but I what little I have found about them seems to indicate they very low pressure rated (5 PSI).

Anyone tried this? Here's the sort of thing I have in mind:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0024E62CU/ref=asc_df_B0024E62CU1605111?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&ta g=dealt4486-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B0024 E62CU

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Old 06-28-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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Nothing at that link.

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I have three of these on my rig: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370509578574&ssPageNam e=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Work awesome.

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I use these needle valves available from Bayou Classic

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They allow me great control to keep a steady boil going without wasting propane.

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Trying the link again http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0024E62CU/ref=asc_df_B0024E62CU1606780?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&ta g=dealt4486-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B0024 E62CU The product was a Camco 57274 RV Control Valve with Quick Connect.

I was looking at a couple of different needle valves including the one you posted Wayne1. Is that a mounting nut under the knob? Or did you have to strap it on from behind the control panel somehow?

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No mounting nut.

The black pipe that carries the propane to each of the control valves holds them in place. I then run flex tubing to each of my burners.

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The black pipe that carries the propane to each of the control valves holds them in place. I then run flex tubing to each of my burners.
Makes sense, I will try that. Thanks to everyone who replied. I'll post some pictures when done.
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