I have made the transition to ag about 10 batches ago, and have been slowly upgrading my rig since. I have cooler hlt and mlt, all gravity fed, and do all my heating from a single propane burner. One spot I am looking to upgrade is the burner. I have a very basic torch style turkey fryer that I have been using for years since I have been brewing outside. It heats fine, but is a little propane greedy, and most bothersome is tough on the bottom of the pot. I have to scrub it down after every brew or risk turning anything it comes in contact with black. Since this is not a "necessity" upgrade, I want to get both good value, and make sure I get better function (don't we all).
What are my best choices for good BTUs, low soot, efficient burners. Even if the consensus is the Blichmann, since it's my only burner I could probably validate it. If there's an option that delivers the performance with better value, that's what I'll do. Even opinions on burner type (torch vs banjo vs jet) are appreciated.