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Old 12-27-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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I am looking into getting a propane burner to boil in my garage instead of inside on the stove. How many btu's should the burner be and any ideas of the best (least expensive) place to get them. I have the pots, so I am just in need of the burner, hose and regulator.

I am doing 5-6 gallon batches as of right now.

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Old 12-27-2010, 03:13 PM   #2
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, I did a search and didn't come up with any of these.

So it looks like anything over ~30,000 btu's would be good for many different size batches. Also ventilation is very important when using thse burners. Never use them indoors!!!!

Here are some of the options that were in the links below (for those who find this thread in a search)

These three were highly rated:

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-...3465343&sr=8-1 - may need modifications for a keggle. (185,000 btu's)

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-...3465343&sr=8-2 - people say it is very sturdy and love this for brewing. (55,000 btu's)

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-...3465611&sr=8-8 - a little more expensive, but has good reviews. (210,000 btu's)

The jet cooker below could possibly scorch the malts etc. due to the concentrated heat, but some use it with success.

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-...3465343&sr=8-4

After reading more on these, I think I will be going with the sq14.

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:07 PM   #4
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The Bayou-Classic SQ14 is an excellent burner for brews in the 5-6 gallon range. I wish Santa had brought me one this year so I could retire my used turkey fryer. A few of my brewing friends really like the SQ-14 model. Just be sure to do a 1 hour test burn prior to using any new burner so that any paint that will burn off does so prior to using for brewing and such.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #5
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KAB6 is a fantastic high power and right-size burner for a keggle (bigger than the KAB4). I have an SP-10 also that I modified to add more width for the keggle, it was originally my boil but now that I have the KAB6 it is devoted to HLT.

 
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