HellFire Floor Standing Blichmann Burner

HellFire Floor Standing Blichmann Burner

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Efficient, fast, and versatile.  The new burner from Blichmann Engineering is appropriately named HellFire™!   This dual mode capability burner is unlike anything else on the market and is sure to satisfy all your heating needs.  No wonder it is patent pending!  This custom made burner is tuned to operate in high efficiency mode, and also in a secondary high power mode.  In the high power mode, you'll be amazed with 140,000 BTU/hr output for blazing fast heating - double the power of the previous design.  Waiting for a boil is now a thing of the past.  In the high efficiency mode, you'll get 80,000 BTU/hr and superb heat transfer to the wort and whisper quiet operation.  Plenty of power to keep a rolling boil on a 20 gal batch of beer.  Even our efficiency mode has significantly more power than the competition!  To top off all that power we include a patent pending heat shield to keep that massive power off your valve and thermometer and direct it to your wort.


  • Dual mode capacity
    • High Power Mode: 140,000 BTU/hr
    • Efficiency Mode: 80,000/hr
  • Patent Pending Clip-on Heat Shield keeps valves cool
  • Kettle Retaining bars adjust to accommodate kettles up to 20" in diameter
  • Heavy Gauge Rust free Stainless Steel Construction will keep you brewing for years!
  • Designed for outdoor use, the heat shield and body will protect your brew from wind

Can accommodate kettles up to 20" Diameter or 250 lbs. (175 when using leg extensions)

Leg Extensions are expected to be available in Late November.

Drop Ship: This product will ship directly from the supplier. Delivery may take 1–4 weeks depending on the vendor. Blichmann products are typically shipped in under a week.
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Item # BL256
Weight 29 LBS
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Two different heating levels
Heather W on Dec 3, 2022
Already have two and like the product.
Dennis C on Jan 22, 2022
Two different heating levels
Heather W on Dec 3, 2022
Gift BUT site would NOT allow shipping address to be changed to recipient
Florine B on Nov 23, 2022
Already have two and like the product.
Dennis C on Jan 22, 2022
I hear it is quiet and awesome
Valued C on Dec 28, 2021
Found good reviews on the internet
Dennis C on Dec 17, 2021
I've used this model before and was very pleased with it's performance.
Troy T on Dec 9, 2021
As one reviewer put it, "Just buy it."
William M on Nov 27, 2021
It is one of the best burners for beer brewing
Lisa P on Sep 7, 2021
These burners are the best for any outdoor cooking need
Sean H on Aug 21, 2021
Need to do the heavy brewing outdoors due to kitchen limitations
Matt S on Aug 17, 2021
for mash temperature control
ignacio i on Jun 15, 2021
Brother has one and it works awesome.
Gerard L on Jun 9, 2021
faster to get strike water to temp and the same with boils .. it’s the best
Eric on May 24, 2021
Wanting to upgrade for my 20-gallon boils, hope it's worth it.
Robert C on Apr 6, 2021
I’ll liked the BTU output
Heather C on Mar 27, 2021
Because with legs I can elevate my 30 gallon kettle.
Michael Postiff on Feb 3, 2021
Best in the business
Corey S on Jan 14, 2021
Have the previous model and I love it. This one has more BTUs, an integrated wind shield, will stand at the same height as my other burner. This becomes the new burner for my boil kettle
Matthew B on Jan 13, 2021
Tim T on Dec 30, 2020
Best reviews
Steven K on Dec 24, 2020
Add a third burner to my TopTier
Tom l on Dec 21, 2020
Heard from others its a great product
mary L b on Dec 7, 2020
by far best fryer burner on the market.
Robert Wayne S on Nov 30, 2020
hard to find a burner that will convert to natural gas
Curtis R on Nov 17, 2020
Would like to boil more quickly, as well as have the ability to do 20 gallon batches
Will S on Nov 12, 2020
Quality is known.
Joe P on Nov 7, 2020
Recommended by local brewer
Jim C on Oct 28, 2020
Seems very high quality.
Edward H on Sep 9, 2020
Blichmann has the best quality
MICHAEL G on Sep 4, 2020
Did my research and this looks like it's the best burner for the money
Chris E on Sep 4, 2020
Saw on reddit and other forums it was the best for home brewing
Kyle T on Sep 3, 2020
Finally decided after buying cheaper products to finally buy something good.
John Layton on Aug 26, 2020
Looks cool even though it’s hot
Linh V on Aug 21, 2020
Tim on Aug 15, 2020
I'm planning on purchasing the Blichmann BrewCommander (propane version) to digitally control my brewing process.
Cliff M on Aug 8, 2020
30 gallon spike kettle
Mathew B on Aug 1, 2020
Tired of the free one I've been using leaving soot everywhere.
Matt W on Jul 21, 2020
Recommended as the best everywhere
Jorge Adrian Salinas G on Jul 17, 2020
Met all my needs
Daniel H on Jul 11, 2020
Reading the reviews
GALE M on Jul 7, 2020
Efficiently and quality
Ryan M on Jun 18, 2020
Gift for my husband
MyArtTeacher on Jun 17, 2020
Its was one of the 10 best on brewcabin.com
Micah N on Jun 12, 2020
Have the 75000BTU Blichmann and I love it. I need a second unit for a faster brew day..
Valued C on Jun 2, 2020
Based on reviews, this is by far the best burner for your money.
David G on May 30, 2020
Joseph Lawrence on May 22, 2020
It’s a great burner!
Clay C on May 19, 2020
Blichmann's reputation for excellence is unsurpassed.
Jim Watts on May 13, 2020
watched reviews on youtube
David R on May 13, 2020
Gift BUT site would NOT allow shipping address to be changed to recipient
Florine B on Nov 23, 2022
I hear it is quiet and awesome
Valued C on Dec 28, 2021
Will this work on its side, like for a forge? I'm looking to multi purpose it
Daniel Leonard on Jan 27, 2023
BEST ANSWER: I seriously doubt it will work satisfactorily on its side.
Will the HellFire work attached to a home gas line and deliver the same results? As we all know home gas lines are low pressure.
Ted Lesinsky on Jul 29, 2021
BEST ANSWER: From the Hellfire natural gas conversion manual:
Lighting and operation of the burner on propane or natural gas is identical. However, operation on natural gas will reduce the output
power from 80,000 BTU/hr in efficiency mode on propane to 65,000 BTU/hr on natural gas.
What is the smallest diameter kettle size you can use with the Blichmann Hellfire burner? My 10gal SSBrewtechBME is 13.8" dia.
Richard Schramm on Feb 14, 2021
BEST ANSWER: The diameter of the burner opening is 11", so that would be absolute minimum brew kettle diameter. With the adjustable outer brackets as close to center as possible, the distance from the opening edge to the opposite bracket stop is about 13", so your 13.8" pot should be fine. It will be able to slide back-and-forth a bit, but won't be in danger of falling into the burner opening.
Would this still function on the ground without the legs?
Peter Geyer on Aug 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes Peter, the Hell Fire works fine without the leg extensions. I have two and use them on a bare concrete floor without problem. I would not use them on a painted floor or combustable materials.
What is the diameter of the heat shield around the burner? ( Not the width with legs just the heat shield.)
Casey schmiett on May 17, 2018

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Rated 5 out of 5
Beautiful and effective
Like all Blichmann gear, this delivers. I still have their original burner and this just steps it up. Wind not a problem any more. John Blichmann knows how to design!
May 19, 2023
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Bought two because they are perfect
January 19, 2022
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Does the job
Love it. Didn't even need the HellFire mode. Powerful and efficient.
Love it! Well made. Didn't even need the HellFire mode. Very efficient.
Love it! Well made. Didn't even need the HellFire mode. Very efficient.
January 3, 2022
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hellfire versus AfterBurner
I have been constructing a custom brewing setup and my main burners are the HellFire and the Afterburner. After using it for a bit, I must give a slight edge to the HellFire. The AfterBurner is a great burner and brings the HLT up to temps fairly quickly and I have it dedicated to the HLT with a HERMS coil installed. It is very versatile that way. The only slight ding I give it is that it is a bit finicky to light. It may be my fault , but I must get it turned on just so or it blows the flame out when lighting it. When I shut it of, it blows back through the air intake baffle.

The HellFire lights quickly without fuss and adjusts very easily. I use it on the Boil Kettle which is a BrewBuilt Kettle with the whirlpool. This makes a super combination that I am very pleased with.
HellFire in action
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November 10, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Because of this burner I had one of the most hectic brew days in years. I have been brewing for almost a decade on a cheap single jet burner and have my routine down to a tee. This burner ruined my routine!

I missed my strike water temp by 30 degrees and had a massive boil over. This burner is a beast- very quiet but powerful and did as advertised. I would recommend to anyone looking to upgrade.

High quality product
March 30, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I Bring the "Hellfire"
This is a great burner. Got 6 gallins of water to a boil in about 20 minutes. I definitely would recommend!!
March 17, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice burner for the price
This is one heavy duty burner. I went from a brutus style setup with 23 & 32 tips burners to an eBIAB system (120V) so I needed a burner to quickly head mash/sparge water. With NG, it doesn't have the power as my old 23/32 tip burners but it also doesn't cause black marks on my kettle like the old burners.
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February 28, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Should Have Bought This To Start With
Great Burner. Blichmann puts out some high quality products for sure. This one definitely puts out the heat! I really should have just bought this burner to start with. Can't wait for the legs to show up so I can raise the 30 gallon kettle to a comfortable height.
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February 26, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Hellfire burner.
This is much quieter than my old turkey fryer burner. It seems to get my 10 gallon batches up to temperature just fine.
January 24, 2021
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Intense power
I bought this because I couldn't get 8ish gallons hot fast enough on my stove top. Problem solved. I got it to strike temp faster than I was ready for, and when I boiled, I got up to temp very quickly and had a good hot break. Am very happy with the performance. my only con is the heat shield is sketchy, I can't figure out how to use it to be honest.
January 12, 2021
over 3 years ago