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Old 10-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default Help me pick burners for my new 3-tier stand

I'm building a three-tier stand out of a Whalen Industrial Rack from Costco. I have pretty much everything figured out, except for what burners to use. I need one for the brew kettle and one for my HLT.

I've read good things about the Blichmann burners, but really don't want to spend $125+ per burner.

I intend to brew 5 gallon batches, but I've designed the system to allow for 10 gallon batches if/when the time comes.

I'm looking for good efficiency, not very loud, and able to quickly heat my water. Each burner should also be no more than about $60.

Which burner models would you recommend?


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I'd recommend the BG-14, here: http://www.agrisupply.com/bg-high-pr...94/cn/5400000/

These are fairly quiet, and very powerful. They can easily be used to boil 10 gallon batches (which is what I use them for).

$29.95 each, though you'd have to mount it yourself. Really, mounting it can be pretty simply. I just hang mine off of my keggles as seen below.



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+1.....I converted mine to natural gas too, with no problems.
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Excellent. Those were on my short list of burners that I had found on my own.

What kind of regulator would I need for that burner?
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Excellent. Those were on my short list of burners that I had found on my own.

What kind of regulator would I need for that burner?
I picked up a zero to 30 psi regulator off Amazon.
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I'm trying to get all the parts I need to run both burners off one propane tank. So far, I think I need the following parts:

(1) High-Pressure regulator (http://www.agrisupply.com/high-press...84/cn/5400001/)

(1) T-Block (http://www.agrisupply.com/71487/p/71487/cn/5400001/)

(1) LP gas hose assembly (http://www.agrisupply.com/lp-gas-hos...08/cn/5400001/)


At this point, I'm stuck. I know I'll need one more hose to reach from the T-Block to the HLT tank.

What I'm struggling with is the actual connections. I think the regulator connects directly into the propane tank, but then how do I get the T-Block into the regulator and the right hoses from the T-Block to the burner. Is there a better way to split the line, or should I just not bother and buy 2 regulators instead?

I've settled on the BG-14 burner.

Thanks again.
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I'm trying to get all the parts I need to run both burners off one propane tank. So far, I think I need the following parts:

(1) High-Pressure regulator (http://www.agrisupply.com/high-press...84/cn/5400001/)

(1) T-Block (http://www.agrisupply.com/71487/p/71487/cn/5400001/)

(1) LP gas hose assembly (http://www.agrisupply.com/lp-gas-hos...08/cn/5400001/)

At this point, I'm stuck. I know I'll need one more hose to reach from the T-Block to the HLT tank.

What I'm struggling with is the actual connections. I think the regulator connects directly into the propane tank, but then how do I get the T-Block into the regulator and the right hoses from the T-Block to the burner. Is there a better way to split the line, or should I just not bother and buy 2 regulators instead?

I've settled on the BG-14 burner.

Thanks again.
Check out my gallery and build thread (three tier basketball post) for how I did it.
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I just used brass fittings from HD and two small valves to make the tee. All the fittings are stock and were under $10.

I can get more specific if need be.

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Look how More beer does thier piping. http://morebeer.com/search/103469 It's a 1/2 steel manifold with Tees and ball valves for every burner.
If you figure out your measurements, Home Depot will cut and thread the pipe for you. To hook the gas up you can get the correct fitting here
(or anywhere else you can find it)
http://www.tejassmokers.com/products/brassfittings.htm
I have a single tier stand but the manifold I made is basicly the same.

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