Blichmann floor burner


We weren’t satisfied with selecting just any burner for the TopTierâ„¢, so we developed and tuned our own! While many manufacturers claim an impressive BTU capability, all they’re talking about is the input energy -NOT- the actual energy entering the pot! Isn’t the whole point to heat wort not the atmosphere?

Our requirements?

  • High efficiency
  • Fast heating
  • Non rusting fume free stainless frame
  • Excellent outdoor flame stability
  • Quiet operation
  • Great low setting performance without yellow flame ( blackens bottom of pot)

Our Result:

A 72,000 BTU/hr burner that is a great blend of heating power and efficiency – and does so whisper quietly! In addition, low flame combustion is clean, wind performance is outstanding, and the heavy stainless construction is built to last a lifetime! For operation on natural gas expect 15% less power and 15% longer heating times due to the lower BTU contelt of natural gas vs. propane.

We also documented that the published BTU of competitive burners varied wildly from actual measured results. And measuring the performance is straightforward: simply run the burner for an hour at full power and measure the weight of the propane used in lb. Then multiply the weight in lb X 21,000 to get the burner rating in BTU/hr. For example. the Bayou Classic has a published rating of 180 KBTU/hr but only measured at 68 KBTU/hr!