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Old 10-10-2006, 01:03 AM   #1
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I just test fired my natural gas brew burner...it rocks! If you want one, here's what to order:

Small Burner (130,000 BTU),
Medium Burner (145,000 BTU), or
Large Burner (200,000 BTU), and
3/8" Natural Gas Hose

You'll also need a 3/4" NPT male plug (there's a large inlet hole on the bottom), and a minimum of one 3/8" NPT male to male coupler, along with the means to tap into your home natural gas supply. NOTE: THIS IS NATURAL GAS, NOT PROPANE!

EDIT: I forgot to mention that you'll need a way to control the amount of gas going to the burner. A ball valve rated for gas seems to work quite nicely.



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EDIT: There is none!!! I thought the customer service was a bit shoddy at first, but they proved me wrong within 48 hours.
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:06 AM   #2
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that thing scares me.
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:33 AM   #3
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Northern brewer sells them too.

As well as a 300K unit. (If you hook it up they want pics of it running)
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:35 AM   #4
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Hmm...BBQ Guys advertises mine as a 200,000 BTU unit, but it's almost identical to the 300,000 BTU burner at Northern Brewer - same diameter, 32 jets. Either way, that's a lot of heat!

EDIT: Actually BBQ Guys is misleading - their medium size is advertised at 32 jets, but the picture shows only 24. The large one is advertised at 44 jets, and the picture only has 32. Mine is most like the picture of the large one at Northern Brewer.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:47 AM   #5
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Beautiful. What is the diameter? I'm guessing about 12 to 14 inches.

What burns hotters, LP or Natural Gas? I know which is cheaper, for sure. Even with all the increases in natural gas prices in recent years, it's still the cheapest source of energy I use in my home. And, being an avid cook, I'd never consider cooking (indoors) on anything else.

 
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The diameter is about 10 3/4."

As for potential energy given the same volume, ya got me. However, propane usually winds up being a hotter source because it's under higher pressure. That's why this burner was so attractive - the heat output is at least as good (if not better) than any propane burner out there, and I won't have to worry about running out of gas mid-boil.
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Plus NG is cheaper than LP, and no bother having to run to the store to refill a cylinder.

 
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Sweet. How noisy is it?
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Because of the low pressure, it's quieter than my 45,000 BTU propane turkey fryer burner, even at full blast.
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I just checked them out in the Northern Brewer catalog. Pretty sweet. When I eventually get my own house, I'm considering building a system and putting in natural gas burners. The only draw back is that it wouldn't be portable.
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