A good brew burner is a must for any home brewer. There are many different kinds but some of the best are outdoor floor burners. They are very popular among all-grain brewers.
Edelmetall is a manufacturing company that makes home brew equipment. They aren’t as popular as Blichmann or Northern Brewer but their products are just as good. Their Bru Burner is an outdoor propane burner that is comparable to Blichmann’s Floor Burner.
General features of product
The Edelmetall Bru Burner is perfect for all of your outdoor all-grain brewing adventures. It can put out at 72,000 BTUs and can maintain a blue flame at all levels. It is also rust resistant, sturdy, and has a professional finish.
The Bru Burner is a floor burner so it sits very low to the ground. This keeps the center of gravity low to reduce the chances of tipping your kettle. However, at an additional cost, leg extensions are available to raise the height.
The body of the burner is of brushed stainless steel and the legs and finish are copper. Above the copper legs are adjustable brackets for different size kettles.
On the front is a Edelmetall logo that sits above the fuel valve. The fuel valve has pinpoint accuracy and makes incremental adjustments very easy. This is perfect for outdoor temperature management. It can also maintain a blue flame at a lower temperature setting than the Blichmann Floor Burner.
For fuel, the Bru Burner uses propane. It comes with tubing and an attachment that can be mounted to any standard propane tank. This is convenient because an hour boil at a high BTU rate can burn through a lot of gas.
- Leg extensions
- Precise needle valve
- Brushed stainless steel
- Leg extensions cost more
- Sits low to the ground
- Higher BTUs quickly burn fuel
The biggest problem with the Edelmetall Bru Burner is how low it sits to the ground. This can be annoying if you have a kettle with a spigot or are using a mash tun. I like to take advantage of the height of my kettle because gravity assistance makes transferring much easier.
Yes, the Bru Burner does have leg extensions. However, they don’t come with the product and must be purchased separately for an additional cost. This may make or break your decision because the base cost isn’t cheap. The image to the right is the burner with leg extensions attached.
It also does not have a wind guard. This is in part why the fuel consumption can be so high. If it gets very windy, you have to crank the heat.
You won’t be let down by Edelmetall’s Bru Burner. Overall, it is a quality burner. It’s flame control is precise, the body is rust resistant, and it looks very professional.
The low height isn’t a huge deal because you can always put it on a table to get the gravity assist and increase ergonomics. And although it can quickly burn through propane, this is what keeps it as a viable outdoor burner.
I definitely recommend this burner as it is built with precision and quality. You don’t want to spend your money on a cheap burner and then regret your decision later.