Blichmann hellfire floor burner...

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Blichmann hellfire floor burner...

Post by Chauncey » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:22 am

Ive heard alot about these burners from homebrewers i know

they are supposed to be hella rugged and well made. anyone here use one?

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Post by bubba » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:39 am

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Post by Chauncey » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:44 am

Also if everyone wants to list their burner make and model and boiler type, keg, kettle, custom... it would be a useful resource thread for future members. especially if you include some notes. i use an old circular king kooker and it requires angle iron strips to get the keg around the circle. definitely upgrading.
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Post by NineInchNails » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:01 am

This burner may appear to have a hefty price tag, but it is actually a reasonable price for a burner of that design and quality. I made my own burner stand and it cost me approx the same amount, maybe a little less, but that's because I do not own a welder. I had the frame powder coated locally too rather than using high temp spray paint. I'd post some pics, but my PhotoBucket pics are useless until I pay to access them.

It would be nice if this Blichmann burner had adjustable feet to eliminate any wobble. That should be an easy upgrade though.

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Post by Twisted Brick » Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:32 am

After a lengthy search I changed my preference from the Blichmann to the hotplate burner from Tejas Smokers. The steel stand had a wider footprint and a keg fits on it perfectly. It is heavy. It also included welded wind guards on three sides and the ability to upgrade in burner output (LPG and NG). The beefy construction is nice since I typically torque my keg around on the stand during stripping heat-up to dislodge any wash sludge that may have settled to the bottom of the keg.

This was also a good choice for me since I bought the wok ring to go with it for stir fry, and the burner itself has 'feet' on it that allows me to place it in my brick oven. Lastly, it fits nicely in my smoker firebox for the times I want to roast something in the summer months and don't want to heat the house up.

The only hang-up I had was actually acquiring the burner from Tejas Smokers in Houston. As luck would have it, Hurricane Harvey had just hit, and knocked all the phones out. When communications were restored the Tejas folks answered the phone, standing in 18 inches of water. The guys at Tejas were not to be deterred, and I still got my burner in just a coupla more days.

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Post by Skinnerback » Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:38 pm

I love mine. It may be overpowered for some pots but, works great on my keggle. Quiet too.

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Post by pope » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:02 pm

I have an older blichmann and it works I wish the base was wider for anything bigger than a 15 gallon keg.
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Post by Crisppy123 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:06 pm

The hell fires what i run and i love it adjustable pot holders fits the keg beautiful but can be opened or closed and she gets a 12gal batch dripping in under a hour not cranked all the way up (haven't actually timed it yet )
Don't have any issues with it

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Post by stillanoob » Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:45 am

What I'd like to know is how well they simmer. All of them can blast away. I use mine for other stuff like canning and cooking so being really adjustable with a good low simmer is important. I'm getting close to needing to replace the one I have,

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Re: Blichmann hellfire floor burner...

Post by Crisppy123 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:22 am

It can hold a pretty low flame with out issue i haven't really tried holding it a low simmer though

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Re: Blichmann hellfire floor burner...

Post by stillanoob » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:25 pm

Thanks Crispy. For a true simmer I have a piece of plate steel.

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