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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 / 5.026 ReviewsDark 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, 2016December 26, 2015Very pleased. Easy setup, and performs well. Even on a cold, windy day.January 15, 2017Purchased
1 month agoOutstanding value!Quick boil time, even with moderate wind. Efficient design and a great value!November 25, 2016Purchased
2 months 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, 2016sweetawesome controllable blue flame, lots of b.t.u.s , well built with two rows of raised gas jets and best of all the burner is about two inches from pot surface instead of six.December 31, 2015Hot burner - does what it's supposed toSolid quality, heated 4 gallons of maple sap to boiling very quickly and it was easy to fine tune the heat to maintain a rolling boil. Haven't used it for beer or mead yet, but it works great for sugaring.February 9, 2016Great burnerCan get hotter than you will ever need for a 5 gallon batchDecember 16, 2015dark lordused it once, worked great in 20 something weather...January 23, 2016Awesome burnerThis was my first burner, purchased mainly because the fiancee wasn't enjoying the smell of home brewing (as I trust is the same for many of us who now brew outside), but also because our electric range was sluggish with more than a partial boil. Read lots of good reviews about this one, except for the prevalent "soot" issue everyone seems to have the first few times they use the burner (which isn't that huge of a deal). I did not have this problem. Nice, blue flame so no soot and very minimal noxious gases that I could tell. Flame keeps well with wind and burns nice and hot. Cut my total brewing time down considerably and, most importantly, the house doesn't smell like malt and hops! Happy (soon-to-be) wife, happy life (and brewing). I'd recommend this burner to anyone.August 22, 2016
- Customer Q&A
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 11 answersif 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 SuppliesHas anyone commented on the soot build up with this burner? I have 85,000 BTU jet burner that works great for up to 10 gallons, but at the end of the brew day I have a lot of soot to clean off the bottom of the HLT/boil pot. I was thinking of getting a second burner and was wondering if the bango style burner had less soot build up issues than my jet burner.BEST ANSWER: Tried to reply via mobile and the site is not friendly. With regard to the soot, not bad. It was my first time using the burner, so there was probably some paint burn off. I took a pic that I can send, but I really can't complain. These boiling pots are at least a decade old, have been use over an open fire, mead, maple, and of cours beer. They still look pretty good. I am still endorsing the Dark Star.Could this be used in a basement where I currently brew? Or does it have to be used outside?BEST ANSWER: I use mine inside the garage. Just be sure to have ventilation, no nearby combustibles and keep an eye on it will in operation. I always keep a fire extinguisher nearby just in case.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.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.Can you buy leg extensions for this burner?