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Old 12-12-2008, 02:19 AM   #1
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Ok, 48 qt brewpot is on the way. Now in need of a burner. Ive seen the banjo mentioned and it seems to be a good burner.? Remember now im the guy brewing 5 gal batches, so will this scorch my wort or will it turn down to just what i need?
Maybe you guys know of a better burner for me. As usual thanks for all of your help. skip...



 
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:24 AM   #2
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Can't go wrong with the Banjo. You can easily turn it down far enough for a 5 gallon batch but you could still do 10 if you want.


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Old 12-12-2008, 03:43 AM   #3
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Bayou Classic Single Burner Outdoor Patio Stove - SQ14 at The Home Depot

This one is great... supposedly 150k BTU.

If you are brewing with extract, make sure you take the pot off the heat when you add the extract to dissolve it into the hot wort. Once it is well mixed, put it back onto the heat for the boil. For all grain, scorching shouldn't be a big deal unless you are going into a high gravity beer.
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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The Kick A burner is wonderful. I have three and do 5, 10, and 15 gallon batches. The large burner area allows me to turn the burner way down and get a nice, even, rolling boil.

 
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:16 PM   #5
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yeah those are the ones that sound like jet engines. I know.. I have one. The kick a poo is better and quieter.
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:50 PM   #6
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To each his own. I've had both, and they each have their pluses and minuses. I think the SQ14 is better suited to putting in a rig, though. It's way easier to mount and much smaller.

 
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Old 12-12-2008, 05:52 PM   #7
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I love my Banjo!


 
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:27 PM   #8
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I've got two of the Kick A's. They're great. The only issue with them was that when I got them in the post, they were both broken. The welds for the legs were very weak and they had come apart. Easy fix. I pulled out the welder and reattached the legs back on with better welds. I've found that I can get an extra batch out of my propane since I can turn them way down and still keep a good solid boil going.
And they are superdy quiet.
Heavy lil bitches, though.

 
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:31 PM   #9
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I've found that I can get an extra batch out of my propane since I can turn them way down and still keep a good solid boil going.
And they are superdy quiet.
Heavy lil bitches, though.
I noticed that too. Very quiet, yet they crank out some heat for a roiling boil. Much better than my cheap $18 turkey fryer that I use to heat the HLT.

 
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:38 PM   #10
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I've got a "Hurricane," which I believe is the same exact casting as a Banjo. Absolutely love it, and it was an easy conversion to natural gas. Plenty of heat, and a wide range of adjustment. And yeah, it weighs a ton...but it's not like I'm going to take it backpacking!




 
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