Is the KAB5 the Kick A Banjo? Are you saying it is too much heat? Cant you turn it down?malkore said:I have the KAB5 with the standard regulator, which puts out about 125,000btus.
the burner diameter is almost too wide for my 9gallon pot, and the lowest heat I can get causes almost constant boil overs on a day with zero wind.
eventually I'll have a keggle so it will be perfect then.
That's the one.BrooZer said:Is the KAB5 the Kick A Banjo? Are you saying it is too much heat? Cant you turn it down?
So would you not suggest it? Can anyone else chime in there has to be more turkey fryer guys out there!malkore said:That's the one.
Now that I've dialed in the air to propane mixture, last weekend it never wanted to stop boiling over. I lost 2 gallons in an hour, and that includes pouring in about 3/5 of a gallon to keep knocking back the boilover (I needs me a spray bottle!)
the grainbill was just a little wheat and 2-row, and I had normal hop break.
if i turned down the gas, the flame wanted to go out.
what size brew pot, i was looking at a 36 quart one to go with that bruner...malkore said:EvilTOJ,
nope, that's the valve I'm adjusting. propane valve is open fully, then I dial in the flow with the valve on the KAB5 regulator.
before I dialed in the air mixture, I had black soot all over, but no constant boilover because I didn't give it enough air to burn completely so it was a cooler flame and 'wasted' propane.
really, I just need a wider brewpot, but I spent close to $100 on the one I have, so no way am I replacing it for a year or two.
EvilTOJ said:malkore, you might have the regulator turned up too high. It's a dial or knob that goes on the gas line right into the propane burner. I've had that happen where I get a flame geyer, but trying to turn down the gas only makes it go out.
BrooZer, that burner should work fine.