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Old 07-02-2013, 01:52 PM   #11
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This is most probably not the right way to do it, but this is what I did at the time, not knowing any better. I screwed in the orifices from Williams Brewing and connected it to my gas plumbing on the stand (3/8" pipe). I connected the gas plumbing on the stand to the hose and high pressure regulator that came with my Banjo burner. Thinking about it now, that was not the way to do it, but it got me the nice blue flame in the picture above.

I'd say listen to them. That 11" WC regulator looks like just the ticket for a low pressure setup. On my current setup, I'm using the 20 tip wok burners and running 3/4" all the way from the gas meter straight to the stand. It reduces down to 1/2" and even further where the ASCO valves for the Blichmann TOP are in the line. But it works fine.


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Old 07-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #12
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DCBC Thanks, the local gas provider is indicating that the gas delivered to the house is at 6" or 7" WC. I am not sure about the piping from the meter to my hard outlet for the gas grill - hoping to just snap into this on the back patio for brew day. So under this scenario I should be providing pressure lower than the recommendation, right? Or do I need the regulator to ensure the proper pressure? Just want to make sure I can get a good - safe - boil before plunking down big $$ on a burner. Right now I am doing this on my stove top, which is gas, but it takes 45 to 50 minutes to boil my 6.5 to 7.0 gallon wort for a 5 gallon batch. Hoping to reduce the time!!!


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Old 07-02-2013, 09:06 PM   #13
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I edited the post above. I did not use the banjo burner high pressure regulator. Sorry. Brain fart. I went 3/4" pipe about 20' from the meter and another 15' of 3/4" hose to the stand. At the stand, I had 3/8" pipe to the burners (about 1--3 feet depending on the burner. Worked fine.

The difference is about 0.4 to 0.25 psi with versus without the pressure regulator. I have no idea what difference that will make. When I added the line for the garage, I went pretty big on the pipe to deliver as much volume of gas as I could. If you have time, try it without the regulator and see if it gets you a nice blue flame. Your pressure is pretty typical for household. I'm guessing it will work fine and put out enough power for at least a 15 gallon boil without the regulator, but if it does not, you can try the regulator to see if it helps.

With my current wok burners, there is no question but that it works fine going straight into the burner. Even the burners that are restricted by the ASCO valves put out a pretty good bit of flame. The unrestricted burner never gets run flat out.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #14
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All, I have now brewed twice on my converted hurricane banjo burner. I purchased the conversion valve from Williams Brewing. It is running straight off my supply line for the gas grill. I got 5 gallons to a boil in 25 minutes without further adjustment. I have knocked off about 1 hour and 15 minutes from my brew day making the transition from the kitchen. Thanks to everyone for your help.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:28 PM   #15
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Anyone know if the Blichmann NG conversion kit will work with a Banjo burner?


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