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Old 01-03-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
Jan 2008
Dexter, MI
Posts: 36

I am thinking of building a brew stand and was wondering if anyone has ever used a natural gas water heater burner for their HLT or mash tun. If so how did it work. I am trying to keep the cost down and figured that this might be a good cost cutter.


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Old 01-03-2009, 02:31 PM   #2
Oct 2008
Lowell, MA - Massachusetts
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I've heard of it being done, but haven't seen one.
Here's some Googled articles
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
Nov 2007
New Bern, NC
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Do a search for NG burners and you should find a lot of information.

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Old 01-03-2009, 04:12 PM   #4
Dec 2006
hudson, wi
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I think if you are going to use natural gas it will work fine. Converting it to propane will probably not work - gas orifices for propane are much smaller - hard to make a hole smaller!

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