Premium polished stainless steel construction ensures you’ll have the sexiest, longest-lasting burner on the block. The large 6” diameter burner element boasts 65,000 BTUs of brewing power to easily boil up to 15 gallon batches. With a strong 3 legged design, the Dark Star Stainless Burner is capable of firmly supporting heavy loads even in those brew cave areas without perfectly flat floors. The large 4” built-in windshield keeps the flame lit and steady in outdoor situations, and the integrated lighting hole makes it easy to ignite the burner while keeping your hands safe.
4" Wind Guard
Adjustable 5 psi regulator for flame control
6" Diameter Burner
16” diameter x 12” high
Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
I’ve used a high pressure turkey fryer for my brewing heat source for years. But, it always caused my boil kettle to have a scorched wort layer about 6” diameter inside on the bottom. I used my new Dark Star burners for the first time and found it provided perfect heat for my 8 gallon kettles with no scorching and very little heat loss from around the sides. I’m Happy!
Though it functioned seamlessly, it did not heat my strike water as fast as I had hoped.
For years I used a simple turkey cooker burner and it never burned clean so my kettle would have black soot all over it after every brew. The Dark Star burner can easily be adjusted to burn clean and hotter than my old turkey burner. No more black soot! Well worth the investment.
The Dark Star holds up to 150 lbs (per the owners manual), was very sturdy for my 15-gallon kettle, and heated water way faster than my old turkey fryer. I agree with Jame E below - in terms of quality and functionality, it was "more than expected."