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Old 10-10-2006, 02:24 PM   #11
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Sorry for the not-quite-off-topic semi-hijack, but does anyone know if a turkey burner can convert to NG and how hot will it run? I ahve two turkey burners and an unused NG tap off my patio.....

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Old 10-10-2006, 02:28 PM   #12
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Holy ****!!!

I love it!!!
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:44 PM   #13
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Sorry for the not-quite-off-topic semi-hijack, but does anyone know if a turkey burner can convert to NG and how hot will it run? I ahve two turkey burners and an unused NG tap off my patio.....

Skol!
You should be able to pull it off but it will definitely run cooler than it was originally rated at. I'd test it as-is and see if it's hot enough for a quick boil. If not, drill the burner holes out a little larger and try again. Keep in mind, the propane units use a regulator because the tank pressure needs to be reduced. You'd probably have to cut the hose between the burner and regulator and use a pipe to hosebarb fitting. Does your setup have flame control built in to the regulator? If so, you'll have to use a ball valve to regulate the flow of gas. I haven't tried this so it's all in theory.

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Old 10-10-2006, 05:40 PM   #14
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I have the same rig. I had a 3/8" hose, but was told to try a 1/2" id hose. It makes HUGE difference. You need at least 1/2" id supply line. No more propane bottles.

 
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:54 PM   #15
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Sorry for the not-quite-off-topic semi-hijack, but does anyone know if a turkey burner can convert to NG and how hot will it run? I ahve two turkey burners and an unused NG tap off my patio.....

Skol!
I tried converting my burner (Bayou Classic) to NG, and I wasn't very successful. I drilled the jet to almost 1/8," and it still didn't get as hot as I would prefer. I boiled a gallon of water over it as a test, and it took about 10 minutes. I'm not sure if it would have the guts to get 5+ gallons to a rolling boil...and I'm looking at 15+ gallon brews at this point!

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I have the same rig. I had a 3/8" hose, but was told to try a 1/2" id hose. It makes HUGE difference. You need at least 1/2" id supply line. No more propane bottles.
Thanks for the tip - I may try that!
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Old 10-11-2006, 12:47 AM   #16
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I take back anything negative I said about the company from which I bought this burner. I found their customer service e-mail address yesterday ([email protected]), and here's the response. I also got a FedEx tracking number a few hours later. I'll stand behind this one 100% now!

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Dear Nathan,

I apologize for that, we are going to ship out a few replacement jets to you
today.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Rebecca
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1.877.743.2269
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:53 PM   #17
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I have the 23 jet setup with natural gas. I had a 3/8" hose, then went up to a 1/2 " ID hose. HUGE difference - really. Much faster than the 65,000 btu turkey fryer, and its NG. Did a little research. NG is at least 60% cheaper than propane, plus no driving around with bombs in my car.

I bought 2 of the 32 jet Propane burners from Northern Brewer for 2 guys at work. Looking to set up with 10 psi regulator. Should be interesting.

My son uses the 23 jet with 10 psi regulator for propane and it's very intense.

All of these rigs are for crawfish/seafood boils except mine - primary = beer.

 
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Old 10-17-2006, 12:25 PM   #18
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My Plumer mate got me the burner out of storege hot water sistem
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:07 PM   #19
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Everyone asks "Why" but Nate asks "Why not?" New Mexico will never be safe again.
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Everyone asks "Why" but Nate asks "Why not?" New Mexico will never be safe again.
chillHayze - gotta love it, bro. And you're so right. It's completely fruitless to ask me why I've gone out of control with the homebrew gig. The answer: BECAUSE I CAN!
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