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Old 07-15-2008, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default !!!???What's the BEST propane burner???!!!

Hello. After a couple years of stove top brewing dealing with the terrors of boil-overs, I have decided to bump up to a propane burner that I can either use in my garage or outdoors. (If the garage door is open will the ventilation be sufficient?) I have been looking around and found some that I though looked pretty good. I just missed out on a craigslist burner that the guy was selling for $10 and looked perfect... o well... Here are a couple that I am looking at;

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-..._bxgy_ol_img_a

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846

How would you say that these two compare? I have a 40 quart kettle and plan on eventually going even larger... maybe a keggle in the future. Anyways, I need something that will provide a steady and solid amount of heat. Oh and did I mention, as cheap as possible... Any suggestions?


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Old 07-15-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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SEARCH. there are about a million threads on here explaining your very dilema.


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Old 07-15-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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I can't speak to the two burners as I've never used them. But I can address your first question. I do all my brewing in my garage with the door open. I find it provides great ventalation, keeps me out of the sun, and in from any rain or snow. And it cuts down on wind, which is nice.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:50 PM   #4
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Either will work, but if it were me, I'd opt for the second unit (SQ14). Sturdier base and a nice banjo-style burnier. If you do a search on the model #s, you should get a lot of different results posted.
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I used the SQ14 and it works for 11gal batches in a keggle. Very sturdy, but it does take a while to get 14gal boiling.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:55 AM   #6
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Yeqmaster - I know your dilemma. You probably searched and searched and all you got was dozens of everybody's opinions and that these *** different models were fine for *** different people with a other people coming in and agreeing without ever seeing a kind of consensus.

I still don't know which one I am going to get. Probably the 1st decent one that I can find locally. Sorry not to be any help.
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if you build your own stand, I would suggest this one http://www.agrisupply.com/product.as...cd2=1216186411
at 170,000 btu's its about the most bang for the buck
since my garage is a regular home depot I have to brew outside. I use 2 6 foot umbrellas mounted to the corners of my stand to keep me in the shade.
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Thanks for the help... is the one pictured above custom built or can you actually purchase these somewhere? Is that a 10" diameter burner?
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Its a bayou burner with 210,000 BTU

Its what I use, dont spend money on a burner then late wish you had a bigger one for 10g brews. Trust me


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