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Old 03-11-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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I am putting together an ag setup(on a budget) and saw this cooker at my local cabela's

wouldn't this work just as well as the more expensive sculptures if i hooked up a couple of pumps between my liquor/mash/brew kettles? my concern is the burners may to close together.

has anyone used this setup? Thanks.

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Old 03-11-2008, 06:57 PM   #2
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I don't think it has enough space between the burners for keggles or big pots to fit on all 3 of them.

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Old 03-11-2008, 07:00 PM   #3
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+1 on the space, But im concerned on the Btu's seems kinda low.

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Old 03-12-2008, 02:03 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by RICLARK
+1 on the space, But im concerned on the Btu's seems kinda low.
+2 on the space
+1 on the BTU's

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Old 03-12-2008, 06:49 PM   #5
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Same as I was gonna say. 54,000 sounds really low. I just bought a KA Bayou at 156,000 I know some guys use upwards of 185K to 200+K for AG
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:30 PM   #6
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-1 on not enough heat. The 54,000BTU will work great. Thats what I use and it does not take long at all to get a crazy-out-of-control boil going on with a full keggle on there.

Space may be an issue. Email them to ask for some specs, I think you need about 15.5 inches of space per keggle.

That does look like an awesome deal. It would be a very easy and cheap way to start a really nice stand.

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Old 03-12-2008, 07:35 PM   #7
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i'd say the BTUs are fine as well. I have a 60k BTU burner that gets me heated up real quick


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Old 03-12-2008, 07:57 PM   #8
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if it's big enough and hot enough, it would probably work. i have a friend with one of those that works wonders, but it's not's a monster.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:06 PM   #9
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I got one of these. Lots of room, no bending

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Old 03-12-2008, 08:07 PM   #10
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While you where on the site did you see the price of stainless pots? 80 Qts $134! Not bad at all!

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