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Title: Best burner to get for BIAB
Post by: tpw on May 03, 2018, 09:37:32 AM
I'm looking for a propane burner to start my venture into BIAB. Any suggestions for a good one? How many BTU's to look for? I've sen some that sit low to the ground and others that stand up higher. Any stability issues with a 8-10 gallon brew pot? Cast iron, or steel? Any other suggestions out there?
Title: Re: Best burner to get for BIAB
Post by: Kevin58 on May 03, 2018, 11:03:09 AM
Personally, if I were starting over, I would go electric. Propane gets expensive and always runs out on you at the absolute worst times. That being said, I have both an inexpensive turkey fryer propane burner and a couple more expensive ones (bayou classic and hurricane) and they all do the job. My hurricane does a better job on 10+ gallons but I make far more 5 gallon batches and on those I'm constantly turning that one down because it's such a monster.
Title: Re: Best burner to get for BIAB
Post by: enkamania on May 04, 2018, 09:15:48 AM
I have a Blichmann burner and it's worked great for me.  I bought it before they put out their Hellfire burner.  I always have two propane tanks, just in case one runs out.
Title: Re: Best burner to get for BIAB
Post by: chasjs on July 20, 2018, 09:43:03 AM
I purchased the Edelmetal Bru burner.   I was thinking about the Blichmann but found the Edelmetal on sale.   It works great and I am really happy with it.
Title: Re: Best burner to get for BIAB
Post by: BOB357 on July 20, 2018, 07:23:22 PM
I use a King Kooker burner that's rated at 65,000BTUs. I do full volume boil 5.5 gallon batches using the BIAB method  with a pre boil volume of about  8 1/2 gallons.. This burner heats to a boil in a reasonable period of time and I need to almost shut it down to maintain a healthy boil.