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Old 08-22-2012, 02:04 AM   #11
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I've got a crap walmart clearance turkey fryer propane outfit that was great for the price ($30) but I'm looking to upgrade my burner to something that I can tune to a nice blue, or at least mostly blue flame. Regardless of what I do now, my current burner has a horrible huge orange flame that leaves a layer of soot all over my beautiful stainless pot.

I'm looking to buy this Brinkmann burner. You still happy with it? Can the flame be adjusted easily/effectively?

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Hey Jim,

Yeah, the burner has worked out really well. I've done about 5 brews with it and it has never left soot on the bottom of my 10 gallon pot. the controls are very precise and I can make noticeable adjustments with only a quarter turn of the knob. I never use it full blast (I do 5.5 gal batches), so I figure it has more than enough power for larger 10 gal+ batches.

I heat up my mash water with it between mash steps and it can bring even a large volume of water to temp pretty quickly. I can then lower it down to maintain the water temp until I need it.

I'm very happy with it and the price was even better, so I'd say go for it.

 
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:58 AM   #12
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I've had that same Brinkmann since 2009. I bought it at Home Depot and it has been great. The wide stand is very stable and the legs are big enough to bolt on some caster if you want to roll it around.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:07 PM   #13
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I've had this for about a year and it's been great. Have done quite a few brews with no problems to date. Knock on wood I also went the extra ten bucks and got the 10qt fry basket combo.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UDu2K6A2d3d

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:45 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the info guys.

I'll be scooping this one up soon!

 
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:43 PM   #15
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This looks like just what the doctor ordered. My first batch last week took forever to get to boil. Never hit a strong boil at all, this was with the pot straddling two burners on a gas stove.

Amazon is currently out of stock, but I'm ordering now so it will ship as soon as they get more.
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I started a thread on this burner recently but haven't been to HD to make the purchase. Home Depot price is $49 last I checked. BTW, while Amazon doesn't show it.. or I didn't see it.. this unit is 100,000 btu's compared to the Bayou Cooker and most others at 55,000 btu. I have NO idea why BC discontinued their 185Kbtu cooker and dropped the unit down to a 10psi regulator and 55kbtu.. other than I did see some folks talking about the flame lifting off the burner far enough to blow itself out.
I looked at the specs for it here before buying it on Amazon: http://www.brinkmann.net/products/de...tem=815-4005-S

It also has a PDF copy of the user's manual, as well, which details cleaning spider webs out of the mixer.

 
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #17
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Just got an update email from Amazon regarding the backorder. Expected delivery is Tuesday, which means they must be expecting their delivery tomorrow to make the two day Amazon free shipping window.
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Even better, just got another email saying it's shipped and will arrive Monday. Sweet!
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:02 PM   #19
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So what's it sound like? Quiet like a Blichmann or loud like a Bayou Classic? Any comment on the efficiency of propane usage?

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:04 AM   #20
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Amazon's page only shows one left in stock, 'but more on the way'. Must have been a lot of backordered homebrewers.
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