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Old 11-25-2007, 02:01 AM   #1
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ordering burners from morebeer for beer sculpture, i want to be able to brew 5 gallon and 10 gallon batches. the h209 is 60k and the h212 is 92k , can you brew a 10 gallon with a 60k burner and can you turn down a h212 to brew a 5 gallon batch?

what is the best size


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Old 11-25-2007, 02:40 AM   #2
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I have a 210k and from my experience it's a real PITA to try to maintain temp with it.

Bringing 12 or 13 gallons to a boil takes some time regardless of the burner that you're using. I've done a few 10 gallon batches (13+ gallons preboil) and it seems like it takes forever to get it boiling. I can't imagine trying to do it with anything smaller, but I know that others here have done so.


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Old 11-25-2007, 03:13 AM   #3
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i wanted to use a LOVE control to run the burners and i though the smaller the better so the burner isn't cycling on and off all the time. but a don't to go to small and have it take for ever to heat up. I noticed on the brutus 10 he used the smaller burner and commented on a slow temp rise, whey spend all that money and have a slow rig?
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60k boils 14 gals of wort no prob,it just takes a spell to get there.
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you know the feeling, I got the wife to spend some x-mas money to brewing and I don't want it to go to waste. I just love this site, all the info rocks!!!!!
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i wanted to use a LOVE control to run the burners and i though the smaller the better so the burner isn't cycling on and off all the time. but a don't to go to small and have it take for ever to heat up. I noticed on the brutus 10 he used the smaller burner and commented on a slow temp rise, whey spend all that money and have a slow rig?
Ahhh... Yes. Slow! You see to me it is a brew day... Not a brew hour my friend!

You know sometimes money just buys you time!
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I'd strongly recommend the 92KBTU burner. You can always throttle the larger burner's propane supply upstream of the controller.
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if I go with the larger burner and have it cycle on and off with a love controller will a larger burner light ok if its throttled down.
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well I think im gonna start using an old J57 engine i have laying around. Sure its loud but it gets 20 gallons up to temp in 7 seconds.


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