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Dark Star® 2.0 is a whole new beast of a burner. Faster full-volume boil. A bigger, better built-in wind guard. Easy to use banjo-style burner loaded with 65,000 BTUs of brewing power for better beer in a fraction of the time.
We took a customer favorite and gave it an 11,000 BTU boost. This burner is sturdy, reliable, efficient and effective, boasting 65,000 BTUs and an increased burner surface area. Easy enough for beginners to use, powerful enough for pros to master. Dark Star® is no longer a starter burner, packing enough power for quick boils and even heating on up to 15 gallon batches.
Brew outside even in windy weather—a bigger, beefier wind guard to keep your brew going no matter what. Keep your housemates happy when you keep from hogging the kitchen on brew day. Keep yourself happy with bigger brew days on a small price tag.
Set it up in a heartbeat. Boil 5 gallons in 20 minutes. Flip from high heat to a perfect rolling boil in seconds. Make better beer with less wort darkening and evaporative loss. Make more beer in less time. Brew in a windstorm. Brew with the Dark Star® 2.0.
- 65,000 BTUs
- 3.5” Wind Guard
- Adjustable Regulator to easily control gas flow
- 6” Diameter Banjo-Style Burner
- Lighter Port
- No Assembly
- 65,000 BTUs
- Details & Instructions
4.6 / 5.051 ReviewsGreat burner, but will need extra care once used so that it won't rust.Received this burner free from a promo. It got 4 gals of water to a rolling boil within 15mins and kept it going strong. Though with my first initial test most of the paint has all ready burner off and was glad I was testing the unit, rather actually brewing. Don't need any of that to get into my brew. Great upgrade from the turkey fryer burner I have been using. Like other reviews have said use cooking spray or oil after each just to keep it from rusting.May 9, 2017Purchased
1 year agoDark star 2.0Great burner! Hooked it up and started cooking right away. Regulator/control valve woks well, easy to set the temp where you want it!March 5, 2016Additional InfoAlso discovered it rusts very quickly after the paint burns off, simply spray it with cooking spray to help prevent rust.December 27, 2015It's a burnerI bought the Dark Star to use with my hot liquor kettle. The heat output is up to the job. It didn't seem particularly affected by the 15-20mph wind gusts. As other reviewers have stated, the logo decal on the wind shield will blister and burn on the first use, giving off a noticeable burning plastic smell.September 4, 2016BurnerThe burner does not sit completely level with the stand, the weight of it on the thin aluminum causes the burner to be at a slight angle. Also the "star wars" inspired lettering on the label pretty much burns off during your first brew, don't get used to it. The burner works fine, construction is not great, you get what you pay for.January 25, 2016Great BurnerThis thing is a beast and comes at a great price point. I can bring 3 gallons of ice cold tap water to a boil in 10 minutes outside in winter. Glad I bought this.March 15, 2017Purchased
1 year agoEverything I was hoping forI had the bayou classic and couldn't get my 15 gallon pot with only 3-5 gallons of liquid in it to boil. The Dark Star arrived and I was 100 time better. Got up to temp no problem and boiled no problem. Well worth the money, should have gotten this sooner.March 24, 2016Good even controllable heat, however if you brew outdoors on a slightly windy day it will require more of your attention to keep the flame evenMay 14, 2017Purchased
1 year agoAwesomeWorks great good quality. Way better then brewing on a stoveMay 14, 2017Purchased
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- Customer Q&A
Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 16 answersCan you buy leg extensions for this burner?BEST ANSWER: Sorry, no, we don't have a leg-extension set or kit for this burner. It could be used on a sturdy platform of some kind to raise it, if done safely and carefully.Will this burner work with natural gas? We have a natural gas line outside that our grill connects to - is it possible to connect this burner? Is there any additional equipment needed?BEST ANSWER: These burners are not meant to be used for natural gas and we do not provide any adapters to convert them to natural gas.I'm seriously considering a burner to help speed up brew day boils but not sure if I want a gas burner or an electric burner...anyone have thoughts on this subject?BEST ANSWER: Hi Priscilla,
Thank you for contacting us. The debate of propane vs natural gas vs electric can a lengthy topic of discussion. The points to consider usually come down initial investment, operating costs, and availability of power source of your choice.
A propane system usually has the lowest initial investment cost, but can cost a small amount more to run over an electric system. A natural gas system has a slightly larger initial investment that often includes taping into your homes natural gas supply, and operating cost can vary based upon the current rate from your local utility company. Electric brewing systems typically has the lowest operating cost, but have the highest initial investment. Most require dedicated 240v outlets in addition to the heating elements, control units, and any other provision needed to run the system. Below are a few links to a few forums that go a bit more in depth on the attributes of each scenario.
Lance F.How do you get water/wort onto/off the burner? The instructions say, "Never lift or move a full kettle of water onto or off of the Dark
Star® 2.0 Burner" I suppose this is safety related. The instructions don't appear to say what to do, just what not to do.BEST ANSWER: The kettle is never "full" - always room for potential boilovers. I use a 7-8 gallon kettle and it usually has at least a couple of gallons of space unfilled. If it was a full to the brim kettle of boiling water/wort then it would be tricky to safely move it without spilling.How much propane is required for a typical 2 1/2 gal, 60 minute boil? I don't want to keep the big propane bottles around if I don't need to. Can I use a 1 lb bottle a complete a boil?BEST ANSWER: A 1lb bottle will probably work for your situation. A 20lb bottle will last me at least 5 brews. That's heating water up for mashing and 60 minute boils. I say give it a whirl, if it takes one bottle it takes one bottle, if it takes two it takes two.if i have a 1/2 barrel keg that i brew in, will this support that?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will! This can hold a kettle of up to 15 gallons in size, a 1/2 barrel keg would fit that description. - Mike W, Midwest SuppliesCould this be used in a basement where I currently brew? Or does it have to be used outside?BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't... using this inside would likely cause suffocation (from carbon monoxide)... plus the amount of heat it produces + fire hazard...