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Title: Fire!
Post by: rewestpak on August 30, 2010, 06:37:43 pm
Does anybody have experience with these burners? 

http://morebeer.com/view_product/17252//Low_Pressure_Burner_103000_BTUs_Propane

How did you support them?

--Randy
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: denny on August 30, 2010, 06:38:50 pm
That looks like the one Keith (majorvices) posted a pic of.
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: dak0415 on August 30, 2010, 07:48:43 pm
I think the 1/2" pipe holds it in position.
It's similar to Keith's but his has way more jets.
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: majorvices on August 31, 2010, 05:53:47 pm
Mine are actually for high pressure tanks. Are you using LP natural gas?
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: euge on August 31, 2010, 06:20:16 pm
I have the natural gas version. You'll need to rig a mount somehow. I have mine set raised on two bricks to allow for good air-flow- which is critical. You'll want a good deal of clearance as well. They're tricky.

I think there are better buys, albeit more expensive: such as the Blichmann floor burner: Blichmann burner (http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/blichmann-floor-burner.html)
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: majorvices on August 31, 2010, 06:46:09 pm
You can get them a lot cheaper - http://www.topfoodservice.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=KECAB
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: euge on August 31, 2010, 06:54:37 pm
Uh-oh! This is interesting! http://www.topfoodservice.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=KECABJ016&Category_Code=KECABJ&Product_Count=15 (http://www.topfoodservice.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=KECABJ016&Category_Code=KECABJ&Product_Count=15)
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: beveragebob on September 04, 2010, 03:17:57 am
Depending on your configuration, you'll need the 1/2" to 3/8 compression fitting that you screw your regulator hose on.
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: rewestpak on September 05, 2010, 07:52:14 pm
Thanks for the info guys.  I was planning to use a large LP tank just because we don't have natural gas lines in the garage.  Maybe I'll look at the blichman floor burners.  I just need enough heat to boil about 40 gallons.  I feel like it's two of those big burners, but I haven't done any calculations yet.

--Randy
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: beveragebob on September 05, 2010, 10:43:38 pm
You can get the same burner with a different housing and it is on sale for $80 here:

http://www.cajun-outdoor-cooking.com/Kick_A_Banjo_Burner.htm
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: Beertracker on September 06, 2010, 03:06:35 am
In my best Beavis voice, "Huh, huh. FIRE! FIRE!"  :D
My friend is using a similar pair that are hard plumbed. They work great, but they constantly need minor adjustments and keep them out of the elements when not in use.  ;)
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: johnny_b on September 08, 2010, 04:15:53 pm
I am running the 21 jet burner for natural gas and have ended up removing all of the outer jets (leaving 8 per burner). You really need a solid gas supply to run all of those jets; especially if you are running more than one burner and a long distance from your gas supply. I have a 25' flexible line that feeds 1/2" pipe and it works fine for my configuration. The amount of heat is just fine to get a 10 gallon batch boiling.

As euge said, you need a good amount of clearance. I think I am about 8" from the burner tips and I should really probably be farther.
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Post by: tom on September 09, 2010, 12:44:23 am
Ditto. I use the 10 jet burners with NG and they work great. I tried a 20 burner and the flame just wasn't as good.
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: dano14041 on October 15, 2010, 02:38:21 am
I am thinking about getting one of these and incorporating it into a cook/brew station on my deck. Will any of you post pictures of your setup?

Thanks!
Dano
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: euge on October 15, 2010, 03:02:34 am
I am thinking about getting one of these and incorporating it into a cook/brew station on my deck. Will any of you post pictures of your setup?

Thanks!
Dano

Not really setup like this anymore but a good example of the flame:

(http://home.grandecom.net/~eugeart/000_0145.jpg)

(http://home.grandecom.net/~eugeart/000_0152.jpg)
Title: Re: Fire!
Post by: dano14041 on October 15, 2010, 03:09:34 am
Wow! That is a heck of a flame. And yours is the 21 jet?

Thanks!
Dano