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Title: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: dano14041 on May 21, 2011, 10:19:27 PM
While brewing today, i decided I needed a new burner. The one I have was doing alright with the 7.5 gal aluminum pot, but is really struggling with the new 15.5 gal SS kettle.

I am thinking of either http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/blichmann-floor-burner.html (http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/blichmann-floor-burner.html) or
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/low-profile-banjo-burner-burner-and-stand.html (http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/low-profile-banjo-burner-burner-and-stand.html).

Right now I am leaning toward the Blichmann because it can be converted to natural gas if I so desire.

Any one with any experience with either of these? Pros? Cons?

Thanks!
Dano
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: euge on May 22, 2011, 01:04:01 AM
Went with a natural gas ring-burner. I think the Blichman is a better burner. That's what I'd get for a do-over. Still might since I'm gonna redo the brururey. ;)
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: darkmorford on May 22, 2011, 07:50:33 PM
I've heard a lot of good things about that Blichmann burner. But depending on your budget, you might want to look at a Bayou Classic (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000291GBQ). Lots of excellent reviews from homebrewers on that thing, and a lot cheaper than the Blichmann,
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: Norm! on May 22, 2011, 08:13:43 PM
I think these http://www.hurricaneproducts.net/PHPCatalog+/?sel_category=16 (http://www.hurricaneproducts.net/PHPCatalog+/?sel_category=16) folks are the people who cast the burners we all see as banjo etc....if I'm wrong about that,  I assure you they are very similar and they offer NG as well as propane options! Cheap too!
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: ckpash88 on May 22, 2011, 08:20:13 PM
I would go with the bayou classic sp10. It works like a champ. I also do HVAC and converting things to from lp to natural gas and vice versa is quite difficult if you don't have the right equipment. I can bring 10 gallons to a boil in less the 15 min with The sp10 and it's cheap. If you buy this one you won't mind having to fill propane tanks
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: Hokerer on May 22, 2011, 08:34:32 PM
Agree with the SP-10 as a great burner (it's what I use also).  One thing I have heard, though, considering the support ring is round, a keggle (also round) can be hard to keep steady on it.  The OP was talking about using a keggle.
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: Norm! on May 23, 2011, 04:35:34 AM
noise pollution!,  the sp-10 is a high pressure burner....noisy and not so efficient....JMHO 
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: euge on May 23, 2011, 05:16:52 AM
Well here's a link to my 23 jet NG burner in action. http://youtu.be/pJQMkH7NMb8 (http://youtu.be/pJQMkH7NMb8) I use a ball-valve to control it.
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: Pinski on May 23, 2011, 05:29:17 AM
I've been using the banjo cooker. Works great, not too noisy.
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: micsager on May 23, 2011, 03:48:19 PM
While brewing today, i decided I needed a new burner. The one I have was doing alright with the 7.5 gal aluminum pot, but is really struggling with the new 15.5 gal SS kettle.

I am thinking of either http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/blichmann-floor-burner.html (http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/blichmann-floor-burner.html) or
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/low-profile-banjo-burner-burner-and-stand.html (http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/low-profile-banjo-burner-burner-and-stand.html).

Right now I am leaning toward the Blichmann because it can be converted to natural gas if I so desire.

Any one with any experience with either of these? Pros? Cons?

Thanks!
Dano

I use the Blichmann burners, and love them.
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: denny on May 23, 2011, 03:50:03 PM
I've been using the banjo cooker. Works great, not too noisy.

Same here.  I like it so well I just bought another one.
Title: Re: Suggestions for a new burner.
Post by: bluesman on May 23, 2011, 04:44:49 PM
I've been using the banjo cooker. Works great, not too noisy.

Same here.  I like it so well I just bought another one.

+1

I also use three Banjo Burner KAB4's on my single tier. Wouldn't brew without them.  8)