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Old 04-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #11
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Definitely love the blichmann's, I specifically wanted them because they have the little fingers that hold the kettles in place which is great since I roll my system in and out of the house. I had planned on bolting them to the stand, but they are so dang heavy they just sit on top of the stand and never move and hold the kettles in place. I also put cement board on top of my stand so the wood would have some protection from the burners, but its not needed at all, it barely gets hot underneath the blichmann's.


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Old 04-02-2013, 04:42 PM   #12
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I've used the Bayou Classic KAB6 and the Bayou Classic SP10.

SP10: $50 or so, very noisy, eats up gas pretty good, doesn't fit keggles without modification

KAB6: $125, pretty quiet, eats up gas like nobody's business, fits keggles just fine

If I could do it all over again, I would have gone with the Blichmann.


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Old 04-02-2013, 04:53 PM   #13
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Another endorsement for the SQ-14 here. Quiet, sturdy, very easy on gas, and inexpensive.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:04 PM   #14
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+1 on the SQ14. Inexpensive, sturdy, quiet, and very fuel efficient. Works great for my 7-8 gallon pre-boil volumes. I'd recommend a roll of aluminum flashing to rig a windscreen and a couple of cinder blocks if you're using gravity to transfer to your fermenter.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:05 PM   #15
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i have a bayou classic, but have no idea what model???
it works flawlessly for 5 gallon batches and i plan to use it with my keggles for 10 gallon batches too. one tank of propane does ~8 batches
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Ummm... not a burner.
Oops, fixed in my previous post
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #17
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Hello, Need help!

Im looking at ordering a burner and I could use some help, I have a 15 gal pot that is 17" across the pot and would like to pull off boiling 13 gal of wort once in a while but will be doing 5 gal batches most of the time.

Im also going to be building a brew stand soon and will be incorporating whatever burner's I purchase in the stand.

Im trying to figure out the difference with these 2 burners, both banjo's
Im guessing that the 210000 btu one will eat more propane and be louder, will the 100000 btu one be able to pull off boiling a 10 gal batch=13gal of wort ?

And what burner is in the Blichman, is it one of those 4" dia burners?

Also is the kab6 burner the same as one of the burners in the links below?

http://www.agrisupply.com/carolina-c...82/&sid=&eid=/

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http://www.agrisupply.com/cooking-surface/p/83715/

any advise would be great

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Both of your linked burners as well as the Blichmann all use the same BG-14 "10 inch banjo burner". The second link looks like a Bayou Classic KAB6.

The difference in the burner ratings between the two links is likely the regulator - some BG-14 rigs come with 0-10 psi regulators, some come with 0-30 psi regulators. The Blichmanns come with 0-10 psi regulators, fwiw.

Any of these three can handle what you want to do...

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Both of your linked burners as well as the Blichmann all use the same BG-14 "10 inch banjo burner". The second link looks like a Bayou Classic KAB6.

The difference in the burner ratings between the two links is likely the regulator - some BG-14 rigs come with 0-10 psi regulators, some come with 0-30 psi regulators. The Blichmanns come with 0-10 psi regulators, fwiw.

Any of these three can handle what you want to do...

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Thanks,

So dose the Blichmann use the BG-14 too? I know you said it is but then why do people that use them say they are better burners than the BG-14.

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So dose the Blichmann use the BG-14 too? I know you said it is but then why do people that use them say they are better burners than the BG-14.

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I've read that as well. I have two Blichmanns, have seen a KAB6 up close, and I can't tell the difference as far as the actual BG-14 burners used. So I guess I don't know the answer to that...

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