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Burner preference
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:37:32 PM »
Looking to upgrade my burner for when I want to make 10 gallon batches. I see several options, including Blich Hellfire, Edelmetal Bru Burner (Northern Brewer), Brewbuilt Afterburner(big$$$), Brewer's Best Element Burner(10psi regulator) and I am sure there are others. What do you all prefer, and why? Have you tried both, or several options. My last brew day with 13.5 gallons of preboil took almost 2 hours to come to a boil ( small bayou classic, not the jet or the banjo). Are there other options you would prefer besides what I have already mentioned?
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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 08:44:30 PM »
I can't answer the question but am looking forward to the opinions.

My burner has seen better days.  The kettle supporting frame is starting to be eaten away by the flames.  The day is coming that I will have to replace it. 

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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 10:17:13 PM »
Just now seeing another option in the Anvil Burner, built by Blichman. Only 2/3 the cost of Blichman, no idea on quality.

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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 03:25:13 AM »
I have many stoves, but the Afterburner is my fave so far. Brings 13 gal to a boil in under 30 min, is super sturdy, doesn't give off toxic fumes like black-painted stoves, and is tall enough for gravity-based knockouts into fermonsters. It's expensive, but I got mine when it was the deal of the day at $290. Still expensive, but I think it was worth it.

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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2018, 04:10:33 AM »
Thanx RC, good notes. Not sure I can/want to swing that kind of price, but it's on the list of potentials

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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2018, 04:14:17 AM »
RC are you using it with the standard 0-10 PSI regulator that More Beer says it comes with? And with that, you're hitting those kinds of boil times?

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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2018, 04:23:44 AM »
Frank, I have a hellfire burner sitting unused in the garage. It has the leg extensions already too.  Let me know if you're interested. 
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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2018, 04:33:25 AM »
RC are you using it with the standard 0-10 PSI regulator that More Beer says it comes with? And with that, you're hitting those kinds of boil times?

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Ah...(forehead slap)...you reminded me of something. When the stove arrived, it (inexplicably) didn't come with a regulator. So I unscrewed the regulator from my Bayou classic and put it on the Afterburner. I have kept it on the Afterburner, even though Morebeer sent me the missing regulator. So my Afterburner has a Bayou classic regulator on it, which is a higher psi regulator (30 psi). I'd guess I have the regulator open about a third of the way with my 18.5 gal kettle. More than that and the flames are halfway up the outside of the kettle.

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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2018, 04:46:05 AM »
JT, did you find a better solution, or just don't like the Hellfire? I am interested, especially with the leg extensions

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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2018, 02:02:31 PM »
At 140k btu the Hellfire would be a great option. I’m hooked to NG and use 20 tip jet burners and love them. If my calculations are correct, they produce around 170k btu. I do 12.5 to 22 gallon batches. I can bring my strike to temp in about 20 min. My boil takes about 35 min. IMO I wouldn’t want anything less in btu for doing 10 gallon batches.


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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2018, 11:54:30 PM »
Thanx Coolman26

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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2018, 12:45:39 AM »
I still use the same Bayou Classic SP10 that I bought 12 years, for all my 5-15 gal batches. Clogged burner maybe?
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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2018, 11:45:31 PM »
Could be.

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But that's not what I'm using. I have the classic square frame. Not sure if it's the same burner different set up
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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2018, 03:49:31 AM »
No idea why that typed out like that. That could be Sean, but I'm not using the SP10, I have the classic square bayou classic. Don't think it's the same burner or regulator

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Re: Burner preference
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2018, 04:03:28 AM »
No idea why that typed out like that. That could be Sean, but I'm not using the SP10, I have the classic square bayou classic. Don't think it's the same burner or regulator

If memory serves the SP10 and SQ14 are/were the same regulator, just different shapes.
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