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Old 03-07-2013, 04:07 AM   #1
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My Brinkman turkey fryer burner died a premature death so I need a replacement ASAP. I do 5 gal. AG brewing and am looking at the Bayou Classic SQ14 as a replacement. The price looks good but I would sure like to know if others who have used this unit liked it.

Biggest concern with the Brinkman was that it was very difficult to control the flame. At the lowest settings it would just pop out and quit. Bayou Classic's website says this unit is really controllable at low settings. True?

Need to get this purchase made in time for brewing session this weekend, so any comments would sure be appreciated.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:10 AM   #2
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I'd say go for it. You can get anything from 1/8in tiny blue flames all the way to large jet engine-sounding flames. With the durability of the square base and the price, its a winner in my book.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:23 AM   #3
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Thank you. They talk a good product. Good to know it does what they say it does.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:21 PM   #4
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I have one and it works very well. Not as powerful or as strong as the KAB6 but the SQ14 has what you need to make beer.

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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I have 2 SQ14s in my HERMS setup and love them. Very sturdy base and reliable as hell.

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! Really appreciate your feedback. Got one on order from Amazon right now.

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Old 03-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #7
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The other really nice thing about the SQ14 is it's very quiet. The first burner I had was an SP1 jet style burner and it sounded like a jet engine. So much nicer to be able to hear the music or just hear yourself think while the burner is working. Ah... it's the little things that make all the difference.

 
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Ah... it's the little things that make all the difference.
Thanks for that. And yes, I agree about the little things making the difference!
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:55 PM   #9
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I have 3 of my own but they aren't quite that little anymore.

 
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I have 3 of my own but they aren't quite that little anymore.
One of four grandkids.
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