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Old 10-21-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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I already own a Camp Chef two burner stove that is propane fired. It consists of 2 30,000 BTU burners. A description of it is at.

http://www.campchef.com/catalog/item...ane+Stove.html.

Do you guys think that it would be sufficient to do six gallon boils? Im thinking that if it is powerful enough, one side could be used for the brewpot and the other for the HLT.
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
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Might work, it would be slow though. I think minimum is about 65,000 BTUs though. Give it a shot, see how long it takes to bring a pot of water to a boil.
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:33 PM   #3
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It'll probably work fine for 5 gal batches. Only way to tell is to give it a try. Make sure to report back with the results, so others will know.
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Old 10-21-2007, 07:36 PM   #4
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My burner is one of the standard 55000 BTU propane burners, and it has NO trouble boiling 6 gallons, and reaching a boil very quickly. It can maintain the boil with the gas turned way down from full blast. With 30k btu's it would take a bit longer to reach a boil but I suspect it would be okay other than that.

 
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:59 PM   #5
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I would be a very concerned about weight, but that's enough BTU's.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:23 PM   #6
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Well, I just came in from the garage. I put one burner up to full blast and was able to bring 7 gallons of hot tap water to boil in 35 minutes. As for the weight, this thing is hell for stout, so I figure it can hold the 125 lbs of two full 30 qt kettles with little problem. I am going to come up with some type of brace system cause it does seem a bit "tippy"
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:24 AM   #7
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You'll probably be okay, as long as you can support the weight. At some point you'll probably upgrade your kettle, so consider the possibility of doing 10g batches; you just never know. I've found that since I've been doing AG, I'm boiling closer to 7 gallons and evaporating down to 5.5 or 6gals by the end. You'll never go wrong with bigger/more powerful equipment

 
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