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Old 12-06-2007, 03:43 PM   #11
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Hmm, and I thought you were the one saying it was 15 PSI. So it's just false advertising at HD, putting double the output rating on the box/website? That sux.

 
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:45 PM   #12
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I thought it was 15, but it says right on the regulator "10 PSI." Doesn't change my opinion of the burner in the least.
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:47 PM   #13
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I upgraded to the 15psi regulator since I'll be doing double batches. That should put me at the maximum of 120k BTUs...
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Old 12-06-2007, 03:58 PM   #14
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It is interesting how a bump in 5 psi can double your btu output, and how doubling the PSI can quadruple your BTU output. I know the 20 PSI regulator requires an adapter piece to hook up to the SQ 14 burner, but well worth the upgrade as the base is one of the sturdiest I have seen around.
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Old 12-06-2007, 04:01 PM   #15
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It is interesting how a bump in 5 psi can double your btu output, and how doubling the PSI can quadruple your BTU output. I know the 20 PSI regulator requires an adapter piece to hook up to the SQ 14 burner, but well worth the upgrade as the base is one of the sturdiest I have seen around.
The adapter is just a $2 "orifice". Nothing fancy...

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Old 12-06-2007, 04:18 PM   #16
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It is interesting how a bump in 5 psi can double your btu output, and how doubling the PSI can quadruple your BTU output.
And it gets more interesting when you figure that the 30 PSI regulator on the KAB4 got you 210K BTU, not that huge of a jump from the 20 PSI at 185K BTU. More pressure only seems to work up to a certain point.

 
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:24 PM   #17
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I just checked my SQ14 from Home Depot with the SS hose and on the regulator on a shiny silver sticker it says "10PSIG", so it looks like it's false advertising on HD's part.

Does anyone use their SQ14 for 10gal batches? I thought about trying it this weekend if I have time, but I don't want to wait over an hour to get a boil going.

 
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:21 PM   #18
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I have that burner with the 10psi reg and I get 14-15 gallons to a boil in about 45-50 minutes.
Not sure what your problem was other then you were boiling 7.5 gallons of WATER and not WORT.. A real waste of gas and time... lol
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I just checked my SQ14 from Home Depot with the SS hose and on the regulator on a shiny silver sticker it says "10PSIG", so it looks like it's false advertising on HD's part.

Does anyone use their SQ14 for 10gal batches? I thought about trying it this weekend if I have time, but I don't want to wait over an hour to get a boil going.
I have the exact same burner from HD and I frequently use it for 10 gal and 5 gal batches. I'd say it takes about 40 minutes or so to get about 12-14 gal boiling. What I usually do is start to heat my kettle once I've collected around half of my wort already.

Plus theres a big difference between starting with cold water from the tap vs wort from a mash tun at >150F. I guess if your doing extract brews you have to start with cold water though, but I can't imagine doing a 10 gal extract brew

 
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:26 PM   #20
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I bought 3 of the 155 btu burners (that farm place...) and the Bayou classic 20 psi regulator from Amazon for $21. Works great & fast although haven't timed it.

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