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|Product Type: Stove||Finish: Black|
|Material: Cast iron||Fuel Type: Propane|
|Number of Burners: 1||Pressure: Low Pressure|
|BTU Output: 150000 BTUs||Portable: Yes|
|Hose and Regulator Included: Yes||Pot or Pan Included: No|
|Compatibility: Bayou Classic Jambalay kits||Eco-Friendly: No|
|Country of Manufacture: China|
|Product Warranty: 1 Year|
Whether backyard entertaining or roughing it at a camp; whether tailgating before the big game or race day; whether spending a day at the park or a day at the beach; there is always that unmistakable feeling from cooking on the Bayou!
Very Powerful Outdoor Wok Stove
Al Leung from CA – Verified Buyer
Pros: If you're looking for a very powerful outdoor propane stove, this is absolutely the one to get. With 210,000 BTU's, it has 4X to 8X the output of most other burners. The 16.5" diameter frame, welded from 3/8" solid steel rods, provides a very strong and stable one-piece support for huge pots. It also makes the frame easy to modify to create a great and powerful outdoor wok stove too, which is what I really wanted but couldn't find anywhere at a reasonable price Cons: The clearance between the burner and the top of the support frame is about 5 inches. This is an inefficient design that wastes a lot of heat, especially with pots less than 16" in diameter. It would be a much more efficient and versatile design if the clearance was lowered by about 3 inches. Also as designed, the stove cannot be used for outdoor wok cooking since the 5" clearance is way too high and inefficient, especially with heat-dispersing round-bottomed woks which also require a wok ring, thus raising the clearance even higher. Pot Solution: A very simple 3" cut and re-welding of the vertical rods by anyone who does welding repairs will make this a fantastic outdoor stove that's very powerful and much more efficient. Wok Solution: Have a welder cut the 4 inside vertical rods so they are just 2 inches above the burner and cut the outside vertical rods about 1/2" from the top. Weld a 5" horizontal rod to each of the four sets of vertical rods as the new pot support and weld a rod or ring around the top of the four outside vertical rods creating a 16.5" diameter wok support. This brings the bottom of most round bottom woks to about two and one-half inches from the burner (but still off the horizontal pot support). This versatile design is perfect for my 22" wok and easily supports woks 18" up to 26" yet still supports my Bayou 44-quart stock pot/turkey fryer inside the wok ring. Fact: This stove can use up a lot of propane quickly. While some reviewers have classified this as a "Con", it's really simple physics. A standard BBQ 20-pound propane tank contains 4.73 gallons equivalent to 433,000 BTU's. That means at the maximum 210,000 BTU output, this stove can use up a full tank in about 2 hours. However, if you turn the stove down to the output equivalent to other less powerful stoves, a tank of propane will last just as long as those other stoves. But with this stove, you can dial up the power when you want/need it. Bottom Line: I've done a lot of research and comparisons before buying this stove. If you want a very powerful outdoor stove or a high-output wok stove (with a little modification) for true stir-frying at a reasonable price, this is the one to get.
When your HOT, your HOT!
David4444 from Washington State.
I have been looking for this burner for a long time. The first one I owned, I had for 5 years, and it turned up "missing" after a move. This one is the same burner, but the stand was different from my old one. I had to cut the pot stand down to the burner hosing and weld new tangs that ran in a circle. This did two things. It made if fit my woks perfectly, and made the gas consumption much more efficient. While I was at it, I also constructed a 4 inch tall extension pot stand, so the large pots would get better heat distribution (which is why they designed it the way they did in the first place), but I use mine as much with a wok as I do for large pot cooking tasks about equally. As far as I know, you can NOT find a burner that puts out more BTU's than this monster. I cut one star off of the rating because of the stand design, but the burner gets a full 5+ stars. By the way, make sure you have a "stick lighter". You don't want your hand too close to that burner when you fire it up. Happy cooking!!
Not is all fine with this
DAVID from Seattle
The problem with this unit is NOT the burner or the stand the real problem with this unit is it is not what is advertised by Bayou. the regulator is faulty and is not a true 30 psi regulator so the burner is not capable of putting out the rated BTU's, the biggest problem thou is it failing which I've read numerous reports on and it finally happened to me, after only 4 uses. I was in the middle of making 10 gallons of beer and it failed which would cost as much as the burner, I had to make shift something to finish my batch and found a regulator I already had with a gauge and again confirmed that when using the new regulator at 30 psi was substantially hotter than this one at wide open. Complaining about this will force Bayou to stop using this junk part and find a better chinese one....
Long Time No See
David4444 from Tumwater, WA – Verified Buyer
I owned one of these burners in a different housing once before. It I was unsuccessful at finding this product until I found Wayfair. This burner is worth having at any price, but Wayfair has made it quite affordable even with the shipping. I wasn’t happy about the housing it came in, so I did some “work” on it. I cut the pot holding tines off to 1.5 inches above the collar, then reversed the bars and welded them back on where there was no tines sticking past the collar. This did two major things for me. 1 – my medium sized wok fits it perfectly, and 2 – it drops the distance from the flame to a normal pot so the heat doesn’t dissipate uselessly. It also means you will need a LOT less gas to cook with. I wish Wayfair had a “video review” like a lot of the web sites I use do these days. You might be interested in knowing my local weld shop charged me $20.00 to weld the tines, I made the cuts using my reciprocating saw with a couple of metal blades. So the added cost of modification was nothing worth mentioning. This is the only burner you can find that will produce the amount of heat dispersed over the space it has. There just isn’t another design that will do the job. I have seen and used the “jet” style burners. They are only good if you are boiling water, not good from much of anything else. One last word here. Just to let you know, I also have one of the burners (just the burner as a replacement part with no housing) in my “wish list”. That should indicate to you how much I believe in this particular burner design. 3 Stars because of housing design. 5 stars because of burner design.
Good strong burner
Kerry from Midway, KY – Verified Buyer
The banjo allows a very low or ridiculously high flame. Can bring 5 gallons to boil in 17 minutes from cold. On the downside, the brackets are too small for a keg-kettle.
Small and powerful
David from newport news, VA – Verified Buyer
its sturdy and has nice btu and adjustability but a bit dangerous to light if u don't know what u are doing. Little clinic key because it's cast
Banjo Classic Gas burner
Jae from Arnold, MD – Verified Buyer
I got the burner for my Home Brew setup along 40 qts boiler with faucet, and it turned out to be a perfect combo.
Robert from Plano, TX – Verified Buyer
Don't confuse this with the larger version (a number of reviews I've seen have done this). That said, this is an excellent stove and will quickly heat a 20 gallons of wort with no problem. The regulator is very precise. The only drawback is that it goes through gas very quickly (our tank frosts over during long boils), but that is to be expected given the amount of heat this thing cranks out!
Brooke from Dallas, TX – Verified Buyer
great outdoor burner. Puts out wide flame with plenty of heat for a rapid boil
The fish fry is on!
M from Birmingham, AL – Verified Buyer
Product is exactly as described. Service was faster than fast. A++.