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Old 12-10-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
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Looking to upgrade to full boils. I will probably only brew 5 gallon extract batches. My question is which one of these will be best?

Propane Burner : Single Propane Burners

These are all good price, so that is not an issue.

 
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:11 PM   #2
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I have this one - Single Propane Burners, Propane Double Jet Burner SP2

Use to to cook crabs and brew. Just watch the regulator is not turned up all the way ..

 
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:09 AM   #3
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I just upgraded my system to the 10" burner. But really, any of the ones you listed will work fine. There is a place just down the road, in Lumberton, that stocks those same burners. Agri Supply. The stands may be a little different.

 
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
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is there a minimum BTU's that I need for 5 gallon batches?

 
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:00 PM   #5
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is there a minimum BTU's that I need for 5 gallon batches?
No there isn't a standard number. Get the SQ-14. It puts out 55,000 BTU's and has a big enough frame do you'll be able to upgrade to a larger pot eventually. We've done testing and the SQ-14 can get 10 gallons of water boiling in ~40mins.

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Old 12-11-2011, 04:14 PM   #6
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I purchased the SP10 from Amazon. IMO it is the best deal out there for propane burners. The SP10 has a 185K BTU output and you get free shipping when purchased through Amazon.
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:55 PM   #7
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+1 on the sp10. I have one and love it, I do 10 gallon boils in a keggle. If you plan on going to bigger batches/kettle then get a grill grate and lay it overtop so that the kettle can sit stably.

 
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Old 12-11-2011, 04:56 PM   #8
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I purchased the SP10 from Amazon. IMO it is the best deal out there for propane burners. The SP10 has a 185K BTU output and you get free shipping when purchased through Amazon.
I disagree. It's aprrox 3 times the heat output (3 times the propane usage) but you won't cut your heating times by 3. I'll go with the efficient SQ-14.

 
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #9
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+1 on the sp10. I have one and love it, I do 10 gallon boils in a keggle. If you plan on going to bigger batches/kettle then get a grill grate and lay it overtop so that the kettle can sit stably.
How long does it take to boil 10gals with your SP10? Reason I ask is we've done extensive testing with boil times of a keggle vs a kettle using the SQ14

 
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:07 PM   #10
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Yep, SQ-14 is much more efficient. Basically a few more brew days per 20 lb tank.

 
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