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Old 11-29-2009, 02:12 AM   #1
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Default Which Bayou to buy?

I have about ten extract batches under my belt (waiting for lager yeast to take hold on one of them right now) and am wondering about a good propane burner.

I brewed two batches yesterday on my gas stove and realized the longest period I wait is to get from steeping temp to a nice rolling boil.

I am looking to cut down the 3 hours, start to finish, brew time per batch.

How much time could I save with a high output propane burner? I could easily just go out on the patio plug in my propane tank from the BBQ and brew/boil.



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Old 11-29-2009, 07:27 AM   #2
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I assume you are brewing 5 gallon batches. If you're intending on continuing with the same volume I would recommend getting one of the standard (relatively cheap) cast "swirl" burners. They're commonly available for turkey fryers.

My recommendation is to shop around for a burner that comes with a regulator assembly with the gate valve mounted downstream from the regulator (it'll be a T-handle, as opposed to a knob). The "safety" regulators are nothing but headaches IMO.



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Old 11-29-2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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One thing I hate about my burner (bayou classic) is the basic shape. my keggle doesn't fit on it :-/
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KAB6 rocks. It take about 15 to go from tap to boiling. THe stand is heavy duty. I'v never even maxed it out.

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