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Old 10-12-2010, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default High pressure vs. low pressure

I'm trying to pick out burners for my new rig and came across these decently priced ones. My wuestion is should I go for the high pressure burner or the low pressure one that resembles a banjo burner? What would be the pros and cons of each? All help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-12-2010, 01:59 PM   #2
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That low pressure looks just like the burner that comes with the SQ14 from Bayou.


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Old 10-12-2010, 02:20 PM   #3
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So would that be the better choice?
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:26 PM   #4
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I believe you will get more heat with the high pressure one you show. The low pressure one is more easily converted to natural gas in the future if you desire to. Obviously you will burn more fuel with the high pressure burner, don't know which is more efficient however. You could buy an adjustable 40 psi regulator and launch a rocket with that combo of high pressure burner/reg.

I use the larger 10" low pressure burner with NG and it works well.
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I have just seen a lot of people on here use the banjo burners so I assumed they might have been better than the others for a specific reason. I will be using propane and keggles if that helps any.
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The high pressure burner will focus more heat on a smaller area. The low pressure will not get as hot but will distribute the heat over a bigger area. I would go with the low pressure one personally.
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Neither. Get the high pressure banjo that's 210K btu and 11" in diameter (BG14).

Unless you're using it for a recirculating mash... then get the low pressure. For everything else bigger is better.

Between those two, the high pressure one unless it's recirculating mash. The diffusion burners (the high pressure one you listed) concentrate heat in a spot at the center, but it's fine for kettle or water and great for 5 gal brews.
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:30 PM   #8
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I went for the high pressure ones. Any idea how closed I should keep the metal plate on the back of the burner?


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