I think that's what makes the difference. My 170K BTU burner came with a totally different regulator. I'm not sure at the moment, but I'd bet that it's a 20psi, whereas my old one (same as Dudes) is a 10psi. I can't be sure about that, as I'm away from home and brewgear at the moment.DrewsBrews said:Are you hooking the burners up to a 20 psi regulator? Makes a big difference vs. having the same burner hooked up to a 10 psi regulator.
I used a 55k btu burner connected to a 10 psi reg on my first couple of batches. Now I use a burner like you bought connected to 20 psi reg and there is no comparison. Wide open, I can hear it while standing in the living room on the far side of the house with the doors and windows closed. Not to mention it heats up water just about twice as fast.