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Old 12-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default Electric Kettle Vs. Turkey Fryer

I'm currently doing 2 gal AG batched on the stove. I have a 5 gal mash tun made from a Coleman stand up water cooler but need something for the boil. I have looked into both turkey fryers and spending the little bit of extra money and getting an electric kettles. I have ideas of why each one would be better or worse then the other. But what are your thoughts and opinions, I need some help deciding and any tips, advice or experience! Thanks everyone! Happy Holiday Brewing!

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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To be more specific the kettle I am looking at is the Still Spirits 500 Turbo Boiler! Thanks again!

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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If you're doing AG, it seems like using electric is more useful for an HLT, just to dial in your mash temps easily and precisely?
When I switched from gas to electric, I loved it. Just my 2 cents.

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I think that Still Spirits 500 Turbo Boiler is a better still then a boil pot. An electric boil pot needs control over the power or you will get boil overs and you'd save a lot of money building it yourself, a turkey fryer is easier to control but you have to deal with propane.

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A keggle or large SS pot with a heating element installed would be a better bet.

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Look in to some of the eBIAB threads, for the price of the boiler you are looking at you can probably build a 5 gallon one pid electric BIAB system that can run on a 20A 120VAC outlet. I just picked up a 62qt Stainless pot with basket for 135 shipped. I think the 44Qt version is 109 with free shipping, and I think you get 10% off your first purchase too.

There are quite a few really good instructional threads right now in the electric brewing group about building these systems. I have a full electric 10 gallon system and I am much happier with it than with my propane system.

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