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Why is using a banjo burner indoors dangerous?

I have a natural gas heater and a natural gas range, both of which could be converted to propane. Why is the carbon monoxide so dangerous with a banjo burner, but not with the heater or range? I've ...
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Concerns with brewing indoors with propane

Are there any particular safety or damage concerns with brewing in a basement? Things I'm thinking of are damage from moisture, possible fire or maybe gasses emitted from the propane tank. I've seen ...
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Is the Blichmann burner worth the money?

Do you think it is worth the $135 for a Blichmann burner? http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/burners/blichmann-floor-burner.html I found a turkey fryer at Home Depot for less ...
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What is the quickest way to heat mash / sparge water?

Using a propane burner, is one of the following methods quicker / more efficient than the other? If so why? a) Heat 2.82 gallons of water from 70 degrees to boiling and then add 1.12 gallons of 70 ...
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Guides or tutorials for propane automated RIMS / HERMS

I'm considering trying to piece together a propane HERMS system, inspired by the awesome-looking Blichmann Tower of Power. I know there are several well-known electric HERMS guides (e.g. The Electric ...
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Advice for converting to outdoor propane brewing

Right now I'm a stove top partial mash brewer. I have a 4 gallon pot that I use as my HLT, a 5 gallon igloo cooler as my mash tun and a 7.5 gallon Polarware kettle. We are moving out of our apartment ...
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Is it possible to boil wort too quickly?

I recently picked up this burner and was excited to use it to bring my wort to a boil. I had it cranked up pretty high and it took about 15 minutes to bring 6 gallons of wort to a rolling boil in a ...
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Propane v. Natural Gas

I just moved to a home where there is natural gas being piped into the garage for a garage heater. I was thinking of re-tooling my burners with jet/orifices that can handle the lower pressure of the ...
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Copper/Aluminum Plate for Propane Burner

I have a propane burner I recently purchased to do my boils. It works great, however I noticed some minor scorch marks in my stainless steel brew pot afterward. I read somewhere that a copper or ...