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Old 12-31-2009, 03:39 AM   #1
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My three burner brew stand based on Sam Scott's Wallace brew stand is nearing completion. I'll be using keggles (under construction) so I'm looking at 15 gallon boils. I've pretty much given up on getting the "Hurricane Burners" I wanted so I'm looking at alternatives. The hurricane burners were rated at 60,000 BTU so I'm thinking a 75,000 BTU 6" jet burner is the right way to go. An alternative is a 150,000 BTU 8" jet burner, which seems like overkill or a Bayou Classic banjo burner. The banjo burner would be easier to mount, but I've read a lot of reviews that say the quality control on these is pretty abysmal.

I'm using LP, natural gas is not an option at this time. Thoughts?



 
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Old 12-31-2009, 04:53 AM   #2
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I have the Banjo Burner, but have the KAB4 full stove, not just the burner. The burner was in good condition when I received it and it works extremely well.



 
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Old 12-31-2009, 06:46 AM   #3
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Yeah, I got my banjo for Christmas and It's freaking sweet! I used it for the first time tonight and It was amazing. I boiled 8 gallons from 100*F to 212*F in about 15 minutes in a keggle.

 
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:09 PM   #4
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Why not use the Hurricane burners as Mr. Wallace did?
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:09 PM   #5
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Here is a lower cost source for the BG-14 Banjo burners http://www.agrisupply.com/bg-high-pr...94/cn/5400001/ And for the 6" cast burner for the MLT http://www.agrisupply.com/burner-cas...82/cn/5400001/. It would be easier to control the MLT temp with a smaller burner at mid output than a larger burner at minimum output where a small adjustment in gas flow makes a big change in output. For the burners all that is needed for the switch from high to low pressure LP is a drill bit to open up the burner orifice.

 
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:16 PM   #6
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Here is a lower cost source for the BG-14 Banjo burners http://www.agrisupply.com/bg-high-pr...94/cn/5400001/ And for the 6" cast burner for the MLT http://www.agrisupply.com/burner-cas...82/cn/5400001/. It would be easier to control the MLT temp with a smaller burner at mid output than a larger burner at minimum output where a small adjustment in gas flow makes a big change in output. For the burners all that is needed for the switch from high to low pressure LP is a drill bit to open up the burner orifice.
Can you elaborate on this?

 
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There are charts that give the drill size for a given BTU output at the normal operating pressures in LP and NG systems. Some of the burners do not do well at low pressure because they rely on the high velocity gas flow to induce enough air for complete combustion. If you can supply the burner size and type I can lookup the drill size needed for low pressure conversion.

 
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:05 PM   #8
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Why not use the Hurricane burners as Mr. Wallace did?
Can't find them anywhere.

 
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:11 PM   #9
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Here is a lower cost source for the BG-14 Banjo burners http://www.agrisupply.com/bg-high-pr...94/cn/5400001/ And for the 6" cast burner for the MLT http://www.agrisupply.com/burner-cas...82/cn/5400001/. It would be easier to control the MLT temp with a smaller burner at mid output than a larger burner at minimum output where a small adjustment in gas flow makes a big change in output. For the burners all that is needed for the switch from high to low pressure LP is a drill bit to open up the burner orifice.
Thanks. This might be the way to go.

 
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:12 PM   #10
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I have the Banjo Burner, but have the KAB4 full stove, not just the burner. The burner was in good condition when I received it and it works extremely well.
Thanks. I make a decision in the next few weeks.



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