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Old 07-27-2011, 10:45 PM   #21
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I just bought another new KAB6 for $90 and free shipping @ CSN Stores.. Use this code tho.. G4NE3

 
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:52 AM   #22
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Thanks for the code!

 
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:03 AM   #23
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Thanks for all the input. I used the KAB4 the other day and didnít have a problem keeping a boil. To get from 150*F-ish to 212+ took about 20 min with 13.3 gallons in the pot; I donít think I had it on its highest setting as the over-flow on the LP tank would shut off at a certain point.

Also, as Dean Palmer mentioned, I need to add a wind shield; the wind was only about 2 mph but it was enough to blow the heat and flame around noticeably.

That being said, I did have a whole different problem when using the KAB4 Ė explicitly with the 3 piece ball valve on the kettle melting! See post below

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/i-bu...6/#post3150071


Gameface... what was your boil size... 5+ or 10+gal?

 
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:01 PM   #24
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As they come stock, the SP-10 is 185K BTU, and the SQ-14 is only 55K. I've also used both, and in my experience the SP-10 heats way faster, as the BTU output would suggest. Did you change out the stock 10psi regulator on the SQ-14?
No, I didnt. I highly doubt those BTU's are accurate.

 
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:45 PM   #25
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My current problem is I have a KAB4 with a 30 psi reg and my tanks keep freezing up. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:16 PM   #26
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I had pretty much the same issue when using my KAB4 burner for the boil. Since moving to the Blichmann burner, that issue is pretty much gone.I like the one Blichmann I already have (with the leg extensions) that I'm about to order a second one for the HLT. I also find that I'm using less propane with the Blichmann burner and getting faster, easier to mainain boils too.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:19 PM   #27
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common problem with propane forges. several ways to fix

larger volume of liquid propane to draw from (larger heat mass) = larger tank
lower the gas draw per tank by running two in tandem = lower draw
add supplemental heat to the tank (warm water bath) = more heat for gas vaporization

 
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:27 PM   #28
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I use two Bayou SQ-14s. (55K BTU) They cost $52 a piece off Amazon with free shipping. They work well, get 7 gallons of 75 degree water to a boil in 40 minutes, don't burn a lot of propane and could easily handle a 20" wide pot. YMMV

 
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:42 AM   #29
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My buddy and I brewed on Saturday and he has a blichmann burner. The reason I see that it does not freeze up is his is a 10 psi regulator and mine is a 30. If find that I like the power that mine puts out when it is not freezing up. Doing 10 gallon batches I need the power so my brew day is not so long.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:38 AM   #30
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I use the Blichmann as well. the 10 psi reg is effecient and boils 10 gal no problem

 
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