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Old 01-19-2007, 02:25 AM   #1
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Well I getting ready to purchase two of these burners and was wondering if anybody can testify towards their heating ability and performance. I know there have been some other post in the past but I was looking for more recent reviews.

I plan on using sanke kegs with both and brewing about 10 gallons. The burners seem like a good deal to me. A description of the burners is below along with the link. I could not figure out on how to insert an image.

I also heard that the kegs bairly fit on the burners with about a 1/2 inch on either side. Should not be a big deal though! If the burners are that good I wonder why more people do not use them. Let me know what you guys think I do not want to have to buy more burners in the future.



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Old 01-19-2007, 02:33 AM   #2
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I don't have one yet, but that is what I am planning on getting. By the way, Amazon and Home Depot both have it for $65 with free shipping.


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Old 01-19-2007, 03:46 AM   #3
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The Bayou Classic is an awesome burner. Ditto on the Home Cheapo. That's where I got mine. The keg has about 1/2 on the stand, but I just welded on some steel tube and made the platform a bit bigger (a diamond shape around the square) I'd post a pic, but the camera is on the fritz right now.
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:51 AM   #4
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This is the biggest. baddest. best burner on the market today. It is hot literally, it gives the hottest flame, and is quiet, what it is'nt is fuel efficent but like I've always said "It's Brewing!!" and I'd do it no matter what fuel costs. Like Hopfan said the sankes will work and if you like to be super safe it would be easy to modify. This aspect certainly would'nt be a deal killer for me. BUY IT!!! This a best buy, at least for me. Ask THE BIRD he has one too.

 
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Old 01-19-2007, 06:55 AM   #5
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This is the biggest. baddest. best burner on the market today. It is hot literally, it gives the hottest flame, and is quiet, what it is'nt is fuel efficent but like I've always said "It's Brewing!!" and I'd do it no matter what fuel costs. Like Hopfan said the sankes will work and if you like to be super safe it would be easy to modify. This aspect certainly would'nt be a deal killer for me. BUY IT!!! This a best buy, at least for me. Ask THE BIRD he has one too.

I second that motion! I have one too and it lives up to it's name.

 
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:13 AM   #6
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Old 01-19-2007, 11:29 AM   #7
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I'm not sure about the fuel efficiency (or lack thereof) yet. My first time, I had the burned turned up way too high for most of the boil. My last batch, I had it barely on, and it was able to easily maintain a perfect roiling boil. I'll let you know in four or five batches, but so far, it doesn't seem to be worse than the standard jet burner turkey fryers.
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Old 01-19-2007, 01:29 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the input everybody!
I think I will order two burners this evening. Like mentioned before I can always weld some extra length of metal on the ends for safety which is no big deal. I also like the idea of the burner being quieter unlike my current metal fusion burner.



 
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