From the HBD Archive
From: stevie@spss.com
Subject: Propane Burners...
Date: 1992-04-13 17:25:48 GMT

The 125K BTU "rocket" burner described by Tony Babinec (he and I ordered them
from Alternative Beverage at the same time) and Chris Campanelli is also known
comercially as a "Cajun Cooker." If you've ever seen this name used, now you
know they are one and the same.

As Tony mentioned, this burner really produces a fast, rolling boil. It has
easily cut at least an hour off my brewing time. Some use it strictly for the
boil, but I have had great results using it during mashing as well. You have
to make sure to use the baffle and be careful about the intensity of the flame,
or you risk some burning and caramelizing. A vigorous mixing of the mash to
spread the heat seems to prevent this, however.

Also, for some reason, the burner is painted black. I recommend that you try
to burn off much of the paint before using it, or else you'll have a very
messy clean-up, even with stainless.

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