Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 29
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MikeSr Poorly Made Parts
Being a Tool and Die Maker, I know what it takes to make good parts that fit together at assembly. The quality that went into making the tools that formed the parts was poor. They were not made to hold the part in location while bending to the proper shape. First, the hole in the legs are too close to the bend, which does not allow the holes to line up between pieces, as illustrated in one of the pictures. Second, the piece was not held straight in the die, while one end was being bent, as illustrated by the picture with the piece out of rotation. Having very short screws shipped with the parts makes it more difficult to assemble.
I agree with the other reviewers that if longer screws, lock washers and nuts were provided for the entire burner it would make for a much better assembly.
In addition, other purchasers may not have received parts in the same condition as the ones I received due to varying production standards.
Otherwise, the product is well made with sturdy parts and a much better regulator than is sold with other units.
August 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brewaholic Affordable and powerful burner.
I got this burner to brew 10 gallon batches of beer (needs to boil 13 gallons reasonably quickly) and it does the job very well. I like the supports that keep the pot from moving and it easily accommodated my 18 gallon pot. But as others have pointed out the assembly is with a bunch of screws into the threaded parts. I couldn't quite get them tight enough to not feel 'loose' but it worked. Also part fitment wasn't perfect. So one day I'll drill thru holes and install some new hardware with lock washers.
Overall - can't go wrong with this burner for the price point! But if you like things really sturdy you'll have some minor mods to make.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeBrewer Highly Reccomended To fellow Homebrewers!
I use this burner to brew 5 and10 gallon batches of home brewed beer, and it works incredibly well. The 100,000 BTU burner can bring my pre-boil volume of 13 gallons to a boil in under 20 minutes. It can accommodate a multitude of different sized pots, so if you decide to go from brewing small batches to larger batches, you wont need another burner, this one will have you covered. If your a home brewer and want to shave time off your brew day, pick one up, you will not be disappointed.
March 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CajunCookingInCali Perfect For Seafood Boils
With double the BTUs of most of the easier to get burners this one has proven to have been worth the online research & going through the online purchase (it was not readily available near me.) We have had several tasty seafood boils since purchasing this burner. The water heats up fast & stays hot to cook the crab & shrimp fast. When you have the burner wide open it sounds like a jet trying to take off but we've just started to think that means the fire's hot.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tpitman Bought to Brew Beer
Bought this after trying to get a boil on the side burner of my gas grill. Assembly was simple, brought 8 gallons of tap water to a rolling boil in just over 20 minutes with the lid off. Just what I need.
August 15, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by threejacks99 Homebrewers rejoice!
This is perfect for the homebrewer. I brought 7.5 gallons to a rolling boil inside of 20 minutes. This thing is powerful and I was afraid to turn it on the whole way. I worked with it in my garage with the door wide open. Outside temp was 35 degrees, but once this was turned the garage was heated up very quickly to a nice warm temp. For $50 this is a phenomenal value.
February 7, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Questionable Construction but plenty of BTU's
I settled on this product after seeing all of the negative comments made about other products in similar or even higher price points. The Brinkmann burner needs assembly and is done so with tiny screws. Hardly any threads holds the pieces together it's a miracle that it stays together. I wish they had nuts and bolts instead, but I suppose I could always purchase these myself. Also, there is only one screw holding the burner in place. After the first use the paint on the burner and some around the sides has burned off. This made a noxious smell. It seems all of the floor burners have this paint that burns off, no way around it but at least the Brinkmann still looks respectable after it does unlike some competitors. The power on this thing is unreal, 100k is more than enough for my 10 gallon pot and I found that I only had it at about 60% power. Perhaps 100k was much more than I thought. Overall this is a good unit and can't be beat for the price I just hope it doesn't fall apart while boiling 10 gallons of liquid.
Final note for home brewers- I bought this for brewing and the regulator doesn't do very well at maintaining sub-boiling temperatures. Just keep in mind that instead of keeping the burner on really low to maintain your mash temperature you will need to turn it on and off. This wasn't really a problem because large quantities of water has great thermal properties and I only needed to do it a couple times over the span of an hour, but just wanted to make you all aware.
May 18, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrianSC Bought one of these for a camping trip
My wife and I bought one of these prior to a long camping trip over the Labor Day weekend. We considered the complete kit version that included the large pot but decided on this version instead.
It worked great and was extremely sturdy. We certainly were not cooking anything extremely heavy or taxing but it did a great job reheating home made chili and beans. My brother-in-law had an old military LP cook stove that couldn't even compete with this one.
Can recommend this to anyone needing a backyard or camping cooker.
September 21, 2010