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Old 02-20-2007, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default 200,000 BTU burner for $21

What's the deal here?

Any reason why this is a bad idea?

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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It looks a little flimsy (at least relative to the Banjo cooker), and since it's a jet burner that will be MAD loud, I would think. Not sure if the surface is big enough to fit a keggle on, too. But yeah, for the right application, looks like it would work.

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:22 PM   #3
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looks like it needs a regulator/adapter and hose.

The other thing that caught my eye was the baffle. Looks like the flame would be ultra concentrated. Wonder how well that baffle works.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:22 PM   #4
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Doesn't come with a regulator, which is another $25 at ACE...
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:26 PM   #5
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Don't forget the BTU rating is the input rating not the output. If it's inefficient then it will have a much lower output. Plus it looks like it'd have a good go at melting the kettle due to the flame area being concentrated. I'd also worry about it rusting.

I don't think I'd use it.

My 30,000btu burner stil lets me do a brew sub 4 hours.

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"Use with Ace No. 8007866, high pressure regulator w/adaptor and 3 hose"

Those puppies will toast your wort and eat propane like a [ ]. But, there is no better way to heat lots of sparge water fast.

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