Propane burner

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  1. chadonde

    chadonde Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2008 New York

    Hey everyone,

    I just purchased a 7.5 gallon brew pot and would like to add a propane burner so I can get out of the kitchen and brew outside. Can anyone recommend an economical but effective burner?

    I brew with extract and grains so it doesn't have to be anything fancy.

    Thank you!
  2. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Initiate (0) May 21, 2010 Texas

    My turkey fryer setup from home depot came with the pot (7.5g) and totally kicks ass. Your pot may well be the same size if not the same pot. Check home depot or lowes for a turkey fryer. Mine was $50 on sale including the pot and everything I needed but the propane.

    BTW (shill for home depot)... I hate lowes. :rolling_eyes:
  3. Mfedonczak

    Mfedonczak Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2008 Texas

    I use a Bayou Classic Sp-10 and it works great. You can pick one up for under $50 at Lowes or Home Depot.
  4. mikehartigan

    mikehartigan Aspirant (294) Apr 9, 2007 Illinois

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  5. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Disciple (347) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia
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  6. JrGtr

    JrGtr Disciple (394) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I've got the same one (I presume) and it works fine. Only detail is I had to disconnect the auto-off thing. It was kicking off every 15 minutes or so, and wouldn't relight for a while unless I held the lighter button in.
  7. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Devotee (468) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    My burner came from Academy Sports for 19.99 on sale and works like a champ
  8. Ejayz

    Ejayz Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 Iowa

    Northern brewer just started selling an economy burner for 39.99 called the Dark Star it looks like something worth checking out. It was in this months catalog but it is not listed on the website yet. I my self use a Bayou Classic SP 10 its a great little burner and has been very reliable.
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  9. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (523) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    Love the SP-10. I own one and will soon buy another. However, a keggle will not rest comfortably on this burner - have a plan, like a big piece of grill steel.
  10. Mfedonczak

    Mfedonczak Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2008 Texas

    That is certainly something to consider. If the OP ever plans on getting a keggle I would go with the SQ-14 or KAB4.
  11. fuzzbalz

    fuzzbalz Disciple (315) Apr 13, 2002 Georgia
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    This is what I have, I had trouble on windy days since it doesn't have any type of protection for the burner, so I had to fabricate a wind shield, something you might want to consider.
  12. AlCaponeJunior

    AlCaponeJunior Initiate (0) May 21, 2010 Texas

    Either mine doesn't have that issue, or it doesn't have that feature. It has only shut off once, and that was due to a big gust of wind. Efficiency wise it's done quite well on gas too.
  13. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

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