Turkey Fryer BTU's for 5-Gallon Batches?

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Dillbag

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Looking around at turkey fryer burners to take my brewing process out on the patio... And to hopefully speed up bringing things to temperature!

What is a recommended BTU fryer for 5 gallon batchs?

I did a search as I'm sure this has been asked before, but couldn't find the answer...

Thanks!
 

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I just got Bayou Classic SQ14 this week and did a 5 gallon boil in a keggle. I had to turn the gas way down when it came to the boil. It handled it very easily. I had heard on here that it will do ten gallons easily too, and I have no doubts it will. It comes with a nice big surface for holding the pot. I thoroughly recommend it.

Having said that, I have only brewed one 5 gall batch thus far. Others will probably tell you the same about this model though. :)
 

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I just did a 5.75 batch with about 9 gallons to boil and my 55K burner did just fine.

Mike
 

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You lost that much volume to evaporation and trub absorption? How long was your boil?
Not unheard of. Last weekend I boil 9 gallons down to 6 going into the carboy with a SQ14 in a 90 minute boil. I do whirlpool and leave a good half gallon of break and hop slurry in the bottom of the kettle after draining.
 

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Not unheard of. Last weekend I boil 9 gallons down to 6 going into the carboy with a SQ14 in a 90 minute boil. I do whirlpool and leave a good half gallon of break and hop slurry in the bottom of the kettle after draining.
That's pretty much how I do it. I try to leave all my break in the BK and I easily boil off 2 gallons in 60 minutes. So with .5 gallon for break and .5 for racking loss that leaves me with about 6 gallons. Pretty close to my 5.75 target.

Mike
 

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I have a side by side burner that I use to do 2 seperate brews at once. All of my equipment is doubled, 2 cooler mash tuns, 2 hlts, 2 kettles. The burners are 54k and I have to really keep an eye on them to make sure they don't boil over. Pics of the whole setup soon, but here are the burners
 

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So, How long does it take to get to a boil with your different size BTU burners you guys are talking about?
 
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