Bayou Classic Bayou Classic KAB4 High Pressure Banjo Cooker
- Is the KAB4 banjo burner high enough for my setup?
So, I'm constructing a long wooden cabinet on heavy duty wheels that will hold all my brewing stuff inside - while brewing, the large work surface (the lid) will hold the cooler/mash tun and my stove.
- Which burner should I buy? NG or Propane?
So, I've been thinking about this for a while and it's time to make a decision: DIY Nantural Gas burner or Prefab Propane? Just for some background on my situation: I have a stub in the garage righ
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May 16, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Pros: Solid construction. Plenty of heat.
Cons: Not the product's fault, but it does have a healthy appetite for propane when cranked up.
Recommended? YesOn first use, I connected it to a 1/2 full tank of propane. No issues until about 30 minutes into the boil and the tank began frosting. The flame went down, but still hot enough to keep a boil going. If I would have needed more heat I would have been outta luck, it wouldn't go any higher. I think that is an issue of using a small 20lb propane tank. Simply put, the propane in the cylinder can't vaporize fast enough to satisfy the demand of the burner. Overall, this burner is awesome. No doubt in my mind that it could bring 15-20 gals to a boil in minutes.
December 7, 2011 at 12:47 PM
Pros: Heats water to a boil within minutes
Cons: None so far
Recommended? YesGot this in lieu of using our electric stove top any longer. Heats already hot tap water to a boil within minutes (5 gallons). We will see how it works on 10 gallons this weekend.
June 6, 2011 at 11:13 PM
Pros: Very powerful. Heats 5 gallons in about 50 minutes.
Cons: Wish it didn't use so much gas.
Recommended? YesThis is the low pressure burner from NorthernBrewer. It's 215,000 BTU and sounds like a jet engine when fully cranked. Seems like a lot of heat is lost when the weather is cooler. I've had 50 degree days, granted it was windy, take an hour and a half to reach boil. Not sure if this is the same with other burners.
September 25, 2010 at 10:39 AM
Pros: easy to use and mount
Cons: hard to adjust the flame
Recommended? Yesuse 3 on my single tier