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## How many BTUs Do I need to boil 5 gallons of water?

Basically 1 BTU will move 1 pound of water 1 degree Fahrenheit. There are 8.35 lbs in 1 gallon. There are 8.35*5=41.75 lbs in 5 gallons. To take water from 75 to 212 therefore requires: (212-75)*41.75=**5720 BTU**.

## How many BTU do I need for brewing?

Using this BTU requirement for each gallon of water you can figure out how many BTUs would be required to boil your pot of water in one hour. For example a 62 quart pot (15.5 gallons) (full of water) would require 15.5 X 1,178.6 BTUs = **18,268.3 BTUs** to bring the pot to a boil in one hour, assuming 100% efficiency.

## How many BTU does it take to boil 20 gallons?

Water that is at boiling has 180 btus in it, per lb. That means 20 gallons as accumulated about **120,000 btu**.

## Is 10000 BTU enough to boil water?

For basic outdoor cooking and groups of only a few people, you’ll need a stove that has an output of **at least 10,000 BTU per hour**. This is based on the fact that you’ll be cooking faster or as fast as your at-home kitchen.

## Is 18000 BTU enough for cooking?

Middle: 2,000–10,000 BTUs. Mid-range BTUs are good for everyday cooking like sauteing and frying. High: 12,000–18,000 BTUs. These high BTU burners are meant for **high heat cooking** like searing and stir-frying.

## What size propane burner do I need?

Each propane burner differs in terms of design and efficiency. That means that the higher the BTU doesn’t always mean the better the burner. For brewing 5 to 10-gallon batches, burners with **50,000 to 100,000 BTU/Hr** will all get the job done.

## How many BTU do I need for a shrimp boil?

For backyard use, he recommends a **50,000 BTU** burner and a regulator, a safety device that goes between the tank and the burner that will stop the flow of propane if the line ruptures. The height of the burner is important, too. It should not have a high center of gravity in case anybody bumps into it.

## How long does it take to boil 4 gallons of water?

To boil four quarts of water, you need from **9 to 18 minutes**. It depends on the BTU of the stove. It varies from 15 minutes at a 7000BTU stove to 9 minutes at an 18000 BTU stove to boil 4 quarts (1 gallon) of water.

## How do you get 175 degree water?

The easiest way is to always bring the water to a boil (212 degrees) then let it **“rest**” until it reaches 175 — the time it takes to cool down to 175 will be the same regardless of cooking method & variations in microwaves.

## How do you make water boil faster?

If you’re in a hurry, turn your **tap to the hottest setting**, and fill your pot with that hot tap water. It’ll reach boiling a bit faster than cold or lukewarm water. You can also get the water even hotter by using your electric kettle.