Kwanesum Chinook Illahee
- Oct 17, 2007
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- Portland, OR
The burner in the KAB5 is the BG-14, which comes with a 20 PSI regulator, rated at 185,000 BTU, and you can upgrade to the 30 PSI regulator which gets you to the 210,000 BTUmalkore said:no but that thing is bad ass. i have the KAB5 burner, which is the huge banjo burner on the bottom right. 125,000btus, or you can upgrade the regulator to 25psi I think and run 225,000btus.
I looked at it once but ended up building a tower. I think it would work well though.Kilted Brewer said:So no one has tried one of these out? May have to be the guinea pig. Free shipping on this guy really helps.
What about it is not suited for brewing? That's the kind of responses I'm looking for. For less than $200 there is this option, or I could spend thousands on a true brew tree. I don't weld, don't know anyone that does so I'm not sure I'd be able to build one myself.abracadabra said:Nobody uses it because it's not really well suited for home brewing.
While it's cool looking IMHO you'd be better off spending the money on a 3 or 4 tiered setup.
There's not enough difference in height for that to work. Unless you want to lift the MLT full of wort or pump the MLT into the boil kettle. Also the lower level is so low you'll have to lift or pump from the boil kettle into your fermenter. To my way of thinking it's better to spend the money on somethings you'll be happy with for the long haul rather than something you'll want to upgrade.Kilted Brewer said:You and I seem to be on the same page. Had very similar thoughts. Using the upper burner to heat the water, have a platform, table, etc in the middle for the MLT and the bottome burner for the wort boil.
With SWMBO's OK, I'm seriously considering this.