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Bayou Classic KAB6 vs Electric Stove...FIGHT!
« on: March 23, 2011, 08:00:53 PM »
Bought one of these this week and finally got it setup with a new propane tank. I did a test on the electric kitchen stove then the same test outside using the new burner. I was surprised how easy it is to adjust the flame just using the air intake on the burner and dialed it in pretty quick, tho i suspect i can still fiddle with it a bit to be more efficient.

I brought 6ga of water to a boil and let it roll for 60 minutes to see what the boil-off would be.

EquipmentTime to Boil    Starting Volume     Ending Volume     
Kitchen Stove     1:21:00       6ga       5ga
KAB6  0:23:00       6ga       5ga

Both ending volumes were so close I just rounded it to 5ga. I would've had to use a measuring cup to find the actual difference. Not sure if anyone else will find this data useful but I just thought it was interesting.

BTW I'm not sure what the BTUs are on the electric stovetop, its really old. I can try to find out if anyone needs the info.

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Re: Bayou Classic KAB6 vs Electric Stove...FIGHT!
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 12:16:25 AM »
Bought one of these this week and finally got it setup with a new propane tank. I did a test on the electric kitchen stove then the same test outside using the new burner. I was surprised how easy it is to adjust the flame just using the air intake on the burner and dialed it in pretty quick, tho i suspect i can still fiddle with it a bit to be more efficient.

I brought 6ga of water to a boil and let it roll for 60 minutes to see what the boil-off would be.

EquipmentTime to Boil    Starting Volume     Ending Volume     
Kitchen Stove     1:21:00       6ga       5ga
KAB6  0:23:00       6ga       5ga

Both ending volumes were so close I just rounded it to 5ga. I would've had to use a measuring cup to find the actual difference. Not sure if anyone else will find this data useful but I just thought it was interesting.

BTW I'm not sure what the BTUs are on the electric stovetop, its really old. I can try to find out if anyone needs the info.

Cheers!
Tony



Thanks for this - I can verify that moving from a stove to a gas burner has reduced my brew day by about an hour, which is not an insignificant difference.
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Re: Bayou Classic KAB6 vs Electric Stove...FIGHT!
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 07:25:42 AM »
BTU's......good! 10 gallons ground temp to 160 about 25 minutes.


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Re: Bayou Classic KAB6 vs Electric Stove...FIGHT!
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 07:33:05 AM »
I read a rumor somewhere that boil-off volume is a function of the water's surface area.
This almost seems to confirm that, if you were using the same kettle, for both tests.
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Re: Bayou Classic KAB6 vs Electric Stove...FIGHT!
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 07:43:51 AM »
Look up how they boil down maple syrup - it is in a large shallow pan.  Lots of area for when you are reducing 40:1.
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Re: Bayou Classic KAB6 vs Electric Stove...FIGHT!
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011, 07:45:35 AM »
I read a rumor somewhere that boil-off volume is a function of the water's surface area.
This almost seems to confirm that, if you were using the same kettle, for both tests.

yup, same kettle.
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