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Old 10-18-2006, 01:49 AM   #11
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The problem with restraunt supply stores is that they won't sell to the public. You'll need a business license to purchase anything from them. You could try and persuade a legitimate customer to buy it for you, I guess.
You sure about that? That is definitely not true here. I go to AceMart Restaurant Supply all the time, and so do thousands of other people who aren't operating a business. They just ask you at the counter if it's taxable or not.

Heck, most restaurant supply stores would just go out of business if they didn't sell to the public too.
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:53 AM   #12
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The place near me would sell anything to anyone as well. For the price though you might as well get a converted Keg.

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Old 10-18-2006, 02:56 AM   #13
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The place near me would sell anything to anyone as well. For the price though you might as well get a converted Keg.
I agree. A big 53 quart SS pot at AceMart was going to cost $175. And that's with no fitting for a ball valve. You'd have to drill it for weldless or have a fitting welded on. For $199 you can get an acid-cleaned keggle with two welded fittings for attachment of ball valve and sight tube or temp gauge or whatever.
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:36 AM   #14
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This thread reminds me of something:

*Note to self* Gotta look at buying a turkey fryer on November 24th....

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Old 10-18-2006, 01:22 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the feedback. I went out to a restaurant supplier & got a 24qt today. The next size up they have is the 40qt. I'm probably going to head back & swap mine out for the bigger size. The last thing I want to do is clean up boil-over. It will also be nice to have if I make bigger batches in the future.
I boil in a 40qt polarware pot and I've never had a boil over yet the added size gives you a little more time to catch it. Now that i've said this, the very next brew will probably boil over!!!!
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:25 PM   #16
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The problem with restraunt supply stores is that they won't sell to the public. You'll need a business license to purchase anything from them. You could try and persuade a legitimate customer to buy it for you, I guess.
Here in California we have a resturant suppy store called Smart and Final they have a wide range of pots from 4oz stainless to 100qt pots and they sell to the public pretty neet to see all the pots in the same place.
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:12 PM   #17
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I agree. A big 53 quart SS pot at AceMart was going to cost $175. And that's with no fitting for a ball valve. You'd have to drill it for weldless or have a fitting welded on. For $199 you can get an acid-cleaned keggle with two welded fittings for attachment of ball valve and sight tube or temp gauge or whatever.
speaking of drilling...anyone know if i need to do anything special to drill a hole in the lid of the stainless pot for a thermometer?
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:21 PM   #18
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With a Walmart on just about every square mile of the US, I think the $37 turkey fryer is such a no brainer. If you think you'll get a full boil going on your stove, you either have a restaurant style viking stove or you're wrong. Getting the fryer kit will save you the trouble of going out to buy a separate propane burner. I guarentee you'll be able to get 6.5 gallons boiling with the kit with no boilovers (unless you leave it on high and go watch football for an hour without watching it)

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With a Walmart on just about every square mile of the US, I think the $37 turkey fryer is such a no brainer. If you think you'll get a full boil going on your stove, you either have a restaurant style viking stove or you're wrong. Getting the fryer kit will save you the trouble of going out to buy a separate propane burner. I guarentee you'll be able to get 6.5 gallons boiling with the kit with no boilovers (unless you leave it on high and go watch football for an hour without watching it)
Yeah but then your brewing OUTSIDE. If you got a SWMBO who has no kicked you out yet, why give her the idea?
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I kicked myself out after i had to clean the stove from a boil over. I'd rather freeze my ass off than to scrub that again.

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