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Old 09-04-2012, 03:11 AM   #1
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Default Banjo burner gone wild

So i have a Brutus style stand and I recently switched out the burner under my HLT. The old burner was a 10 tipped jet burner and I replaced it with the banjo burner Brewershardware.com. I also installed a heat/windshield from Brewsteel.com. The problem I am having is I can dial in the flame where it is blue with no yellow. Once I put the kettle over the burner it the flame goes yellow and and shoots up the side of the kettle.



could it be that the burner is getting O2 starved once the kettle is placed over the burner.


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Old 09-04-2012, 03:14 AM   #2
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Yep that's a sign of not enough oxygen. You most likely need to drop the burner or lose some of the heat shield.


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Old 09-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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The easiest solution that I can up with is to put spacers under the kettle. I used 1/2 x 1/2 stainless.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:03 AM   #4
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The easiest solution that I can up with is to put spacers under the kettle. I used 1/2 x 1/2 stainless.
Where would one buy such spacers.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:18 AM   #5
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I had this problem. I went to my hardware store and bought some welding metal L shape and cut a few pieces to get my pot higher up.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:59 AM   #6
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Where would one buy such spacers.
I bought a 20ft. stick at the place I buy metal at.
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Old 09-06-2012, 01:37 AM   #7
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You installed in such away as to not allow oxygen.
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You installed in such away as to not allow oxygen.
how would you suggest I correct this then. Since it is your product. Not trying to be snarky
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Ahh, I can see the issue, I think (like Rossi obviously figured out) that your problem is more of not allowing anywhere for exhaust to go, than not being able to get enough oxygen in. Looks like the bottom of a kettle would sit flat against the surface and seal off the "chimney" so to speak. If the spent fuel/air can't get out then more oxygen can't get in. Some spacers like Rossi's, that lifted your kettle up a bit and let the exhaust out would likely solve your problem instantly.
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due to the size of your frame tube, your best choice is to rotate the shrouds 90 degrees, that is the way we designed them to be mounted. Note the gap at the top...


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