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Anyone Got Any Hot Tips On A Cheap Burner?

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Hello lads!

I've been scouring the forums and the internet. I've read all the older posts on burners but I was wondering if anyone has any current tips on getting a cheap burner? Thinking Spiral or Nasa, pretty much anything except the 2/3/4 Ring burners.

http://www.leeswarehouse.com/productShow.asp?id=636
These are no longer in stock.

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-SP10-H...GBQ/ref=lh_ni_t
Something like this would be perfect. Ofcourse they don't ship to Australia.

I'm kind of hoping I can do it for less that $80. I've looked at all the usual Home Brew site but everything seems a but to far out of my range.

Thanks lads!

Joel
 
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I was watching a fella convert a keg into a keggle and he said you can make a nice burner out of the Spear. He didn't show how but I wish he would have.
 

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Holy crap that was cheap!

Check out Asian and Oriental Supermarkets. If they sell big aluminium and SS pots, chances are they will sell Italian spiral burners on stands or mongolian burners on stands, I have even heard of them selling NASA style burners. We have a place in Adelaide called Hong Kong Hardware and they sell Italian spirals and Mongolian jobbies right next to huge ass pots.
 

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Holy crap that was cheap!

Check out Asian and Oriental Supermarkets. If they sell big aluminium and SS pots, chances are they will sell Italian spiral burners on stands or mongolian burners on stands, I have even heard of them selling NASA style burners. We have a place in Adelaide called Hong Kong Hardware and they sell Italian spirals and Mongolian jobbies right next to huge ass pots.
lets be clear, they are knock off or 'style' burners, not the actual real deal. you may get what you pay for.

or be patient and see what people sell on AHB and other brewing boards.
 

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Hello lads!

I've been scouring the forums and the internet. I've read all the older posts on burners but I was wondering if anyone has any current tips on getting a cheap burner? Thinking Spiral or Nasa, pretty much anything except the 2/3/4 Ring burners.

http://www.leeswarehouse.com/productShow.asp?id=636
These are no longer in stock.

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-SP10-H...GBQ/ref=lh_ni_t
Something like this would be perfect. Ofcourse they don't ship to Australia.

I'm kind of hoping I can do it for less that $80. I've looked at all the usual Home Brew site but everything seems a but to far out of my range.

Thanks lads!

Joel
There is a model of Italian Spiral floating around that is $90 with a stand, but doesn't come with a regulator.

I saw a 100,000btu burner with integrated stand at BCF last time I was there. Looked good, but was $130 :(
 
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I got mine from a mob in Braeside - Keefer Brothers. They were excellent to deal with.

http://www.keeferbros.com.au/burners.shtml

I got their 20 jet Mongolian burner model WS1020-060 which is rated at 120 MJ.

It came with burner, reg, shutoff tap and flexi hose delivered for about $110.

It has never missed a beat and it cranks out the heat like you wouldn't believe. The concrete in my garage where my burner sits is still hot the next morning


Using a 9KG gas bottle I get about 4 brews out of the bottle.

While you could get bigger burners, there may not be the same efficiency between heat and gas bottle usage.


Duck
 

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There is a model of Italian Spiral floating around that is $90 with a stand, but doesn't come with a regulator.

I saw a 100,000btu burner with integrated stand at BCF last time I was there. Looked good, but was $130 :(
Funny thing it I think they are one of the best burners on the market.




I've got a couple of links to NASA style burners that can still be purchased. Note, they require a jet to also be purchased (only a couple of $, but you need it)
Goto qldkev.net, under homebrew, LPG Burner discussion page

QldKev
 

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Also interested in this. I'll follow the thread.
 

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Hello lads!

I've been scouring the forums and the internet. I've read all the older posts on burners but I was wondering if anyone has any current tips on getting a cheap burner? Thinking Spiral or Nasa, pretty much anything except the 2/3/4 Ring burners.

http://www.leeswarehouse.com/productShow.asp?id=636
These are no longer in stock.

http://www.amazon.com/Bayou-Classic-SP10-H...GBQ/ref=lh_ni_t
Something like this would be perfect. Ofcourse they don't ship to Australia.

I'm kind of hoping I can do it for less that $80. I've looked at all the usual Home Brew site but everything seems a but to far out of my range.

Thanks lads!

Joel
what type of brew rig are you aiming for (biab 3v, etc)?
might be worth looking at an electric urn if biab as it will pay for itself very quickly(way cheaper than gas, been there done that with keggles)
but if 3v or other then ignore my curiosity :rolleyes: :icon_cheers:
 
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I use a italian spiral (proper one bought from beer belly) best $90 or what ever it was I spent. Not sure of the cheaper knock off ones but these are great and if doing double batches I would not go anything less. They are prob the best heat to gas ratio from what others have said. I get about 4-5 brews out of mine and I got a gas HLT as well so its a full gas powered rig I also prob use the bottle for a few BBQ in that time as well. Oh I should say I am boiling about 53lts of wort with it.
 

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You got one for $90?! They are $165 now, which I'm not sure I can justify spending... Hmmm
 

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yeah I see, Mine doesnt have the mesh or fancy wind skirts though and it doesnt have the wind protection on the bottom. The frame is almost the same it is different in many mays but still based around the original one. Also mine did not come with a hose or regulator. So I guess thats where I saved but still a good burner I prob would not of got one if it was that price though. A 23 burner mongolian and a bit of know how will get you about the same and save you money if you do it all yourself.
 

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I heard winequip near vic market and prolly the place in reservoir had a similar spec burner.... why not check! Also, if ever I made a brew stand, I wouldn't look past a welding torch like Yardy has done, cheap, effective, its meant to throw heat, keggles provide awesome flame spread.. etc..
 

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I heard winequip near vic market and prolly the place in reservoir had a similar spec burner.... why not check! Also, if ever I made a brew stand, I wouldn't look past a welding torch like Yardy has done, cheap, effective, its meant to throw heat, keggles provide awesome flame spread.. etc..
Got some more details on these places? I'll check them out.
Thanks
 

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I got mine from a mob in Braeside - Keefer Brothers. They were excellent to deal with.

http://www.keeferbros.com.au/burners.shtml

I got their 20 jet Mongolian burner model WS1020-060 which is rated at 120 MJ.

It came with burner, reg, shutoff tap and flexi hose delivered for about $110.

It has never missed a beat and it cranks out the heat like you wouldn't believe. The concrete in my garage where my burner sits is still hot the next morning


Using a 9KG gas bottle I get about 4 brews out of the bottle.

While you could get bigger burners, there may not be the same efficiency between heat and gas bottle usage.


Duck
i think the mj/hr ratings on that keeferbros ste are overstated

each jet on the mongolians counts for 4 mj/hr, so your 20 jet is more like 80mj/hr
 

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http://www.costanteimports.com.au/index.php

That is one, there is a place opposite vic market that I can't wrap my head around the name of atm.They sell these burners people use for boiling drums of tomatoes... look it up or I think Fents once mentioned the name as well, he might remember.
Hey, the place you linked is actually in bell st preston. Which is really close to me. Thanks

Please PM me if you rember of anything else.
 

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Cellar Plus sell this burner for $80. It is actually an upgrade to the Italian spiral burner (which is made by the same company, but is called the DRAGO, not the MAMMUTH):
http://allthingswine.com.au/product.asp?code=7GASB-M1RING-OM

I use it with a medium pressure regulator and it is fast and quiet. I can't compare it to the famed Italian spiral burner, but it throws out a huge amount of heat, is solidly built and very adjustable.
 

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Cellar Plus sell this burner for $80. It is actually an upgrade to the Italian spiral burner (which is made by the same company, but is called the DRAGO, not the MAMMUTH):
http://allthingswine.com.au/product.asp?code=7GASB-M1RING-OM

I use it with a medium pressure regulator and it is fast and quiet. I can't compare it to the famed Italian spiral burner, but it throws out a huge amount of heat, is solidly built and very adjustable.
Cheers, also near me. Thanks.
 

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I recently purchased a rambo and am stoked. I was using a 2200w element in a keggle, then using an urn as a kettle. Both provided great reults, but I am ecstatic with the results from my rambo. I can sparge greater due to better boil and get great efficieny up from 70% to 80-85%. Also it may be unrelated (although I don't think so) but head rentention and glass lacing has improved dramtically, head is by miles better and lacing has gone from almost non existent to heavily laced from top of glass to bottom. If I had my time over again I would not hesitate in going gas with a strong boil capabiltiy. IMO if you have the dollars, do not hestitate buying the best strongest burner you can get. I really think it's one of those things you shouldn't scrimp on, not saying you have to spend a fortune, just buy the best your budget will allow I don't think you'll be dissappointed.

bah

P.S. always bearing in mind YMMV
 
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