Bayou Clas­sic KAB4

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Test lab notes

Af­ter putting a range of Bayou burn­ers to the test, the KAB4 came out as our fa­vorite (or KAB6 for a larger stand/ca­pac­ity). It’s a fully assem­bled, welded unit at a price point that seems more than fair given the out­put, qual­ity, and ca­pac­ity (30-gal­lon pots). Some of the lower end mod­els put off too much of a di­rected flame, giv­ing us con­cerns about hot spots and scorch­ing. The lower end ket­tles also roared at a vol­ume that made it un­com­fort­able to main­tain con­ver­sa­tion with our as­sis­tant brewers.

At 210,000 BTU with good flow con­trol, the burner can be dropped to a sim­mer and cranked to full boil. The only mi­nor com­plaint we might have is the black shield­ing does melt off dur­ing the first cou­ple of uses, putting off a small flame and un­pleas­ant aroma. It’s also not the most ef­fi­cient burner we tested, but with a lit­tle bit of foil, we had no is­sue block­ing the wind and send­ing the heat di­rectly into the ket­tle.

Price: $79.99 Man­u­fac­turer: Bayou Clas­sic Avail­able from: Var­i­ous

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