Bayou Classic SQ-14
- Brinkmann Burner, suitability for 10gal (plus Bayou Classic SQ14)
I was just gifted with a Brinkmann burner. Does anyone have any idea what the BTU rating of this sucker is? It looks a lot like a Bayou Classic SP-50 (http://www.bayouclassicfryers.com/gas-cookers.s
- Bayou Classic SQ14 - 46min 7.5 Gal
I did a little experiment tonight. http://terryandvickie.com/?p=70 you can see it here. Basically it took 46 min for me to boil 7.5 gals of water... What are other peoples experience with how
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March 5, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Pros: Solid base, good heating power
Cons: No wind shield
Recommended? YesPurchased from homedepot.com (http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100121665/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=sq14&storeId=10051)
Have used the SQ14 for 8x 5gal batches now. Very stable base and good power with the 10PSI regulator. No issues heating strike/sparge water or boiling 7gal of wort. Next brew day will upgrading to 10gal batch and I'm confident this burner will still be sufficient. Only issue is variation due to wind, only occurs on very windy days, but I have had to manage the boil carefully a few times. I would recommend for anyone making the jump from the kitchen.
February 7, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Pros: -Lightweight -Efficient
Cons: -Doesn't heat quite as quickly as I'd hoped -Difficult to maintain efficient flame (never get a great air/fuel ratio)
Recommended? YesThough it's not quite as fast as I had hoped, I was able to pull out roughly 10 full volume brews from a single tank of propane, using the burner for dough-in, sparge, and 90-minute boils. It's an efficient little bugger, but it's hard to get an efficient fuel-air ratio while bumping up the heat.
Pros: Amazing power for its size. The square shape is very stable and perfect if you use kegs.
Cons: There really isn't much of a wind guard, so I made one out of some diamond plate I had laying around (looks really nice). With the wind guard it works even better because it gets all of the heat up to the pot without it being dissipated by cold winds.
Recommended? YesThis is the best burner that I have used so fare. I'd recommend it.
October 4, 2011 at 11:55 AM
Pros: great for 5 gallon batches
Recommended? YesWas thinking about getting the banjo burner, but decided on the less expensive, less powerful SQ-14. Glad I did, this packs plenty of juice for boiling 5 gallons of water quickly. Uses much less propane than the banjo. Unless you plan on brewing 10+ gallon batches, this does the job just fine. Very strong and stable base as well.
September 1, 2011 at 09:33 AM
Pros: - great stand - great price
Cons: - black paint takes a while to burn off, gets on pots
Recommended? YesFor the money, this burner is the best if you also need a stand. The welded stand holds up great to a full keg, and the burner gets the liquid boiling in good time. The high temp paint it comes with (if you get the black version) does melt off slowly onto your pot, so some cleaning may be in order, but overall great product for the price and knowing it'll stand the test of time