Fraser Millings — propane

Burn Baby Burn

Posted by Tim Vandergrift on

Propane burners are excellent for heating hot liquor (brewing water) or boiling wort. They vary by model, but run between 30,0000 and 140,000 BTU's. To put this into perspective, your stovetop burners at home run about 7,000 BTU's--and take forever to boil 25 litres of water. A propane unit in tiptop shape can boil 25 litres in under 15 minutes, making your brew day far more efficient. Of course when you're burning that much propane, that fast, you need to make sure you've got good ventilation and that the burner is in an area where a very hot, open flame isn't going to...

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