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Old 10-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Too close of a call for my liking.

New turkey fryer didn't hold up to the weight of 16 gallons of water.

Luckily I had just started heating my strike water or I'd be at the hospital right now.

Any suggestions on a new beefier burner set up?

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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Banjo Burner. Don't cut corners on price when it comes to beer equipment. You will only end up buying twice or getting hurt. Also a really nice one is Blichmann. Save up and do it right.

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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http://www.bayou-classic-depot.com/S...ers-s/1848.htm I have the tall frame works great
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #4
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I don't and didn't. Well, I didn't intentionally. It's what they had and I thought it was similar to the one I had before. This one had different legs on it.

Grouperdude, the legs on the tall one look like they are the same material and thickness of the one that fails me today. Do you do ten gallon batches on it?

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Well, you have a perfectly good burner casting and regulator there. Just figure out a way to rig it up to a more worthy platform. You can make something with cut up bedframes, a sturdy metal shelving unit, some UNIstrut, or similar.

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......good idea O' Lord!!!

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Whoa, this was a big fear of mine when I had a 10 gallon batch on a cheap turkey fryer. While my old one did look a bit more sturdy then that flower pot you have there, I upgraded to a KAB6 banjo when I had a birthday present to fill. Its super overkill, I'm pretty sure it would laugh at a full 55gal drum, but its a piece of mind and one nice burner.

People should know about that burner, what's the model? Just looking at the way the legs are formed makes me uncomfortable.

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banjo burner. Don't cut corners on price when it comes to beer equipment. You will only end up buying twice or getting hurt. Also a really nice one is blichmann. Save up and do it right.
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Glad you didn't get injured.

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Yeah, what Bobby_M said. You've got a good burner, regulator, windscreen and the whole thing could be retrofitted with heavier legs without much problem. If you know a local weldor, it could be fixed up easily - as beefy as you like. You can also bolt together something. Flat steel stock (what you had) isn't very strong at all in one direction - angle stock, square tube, strut, pipe, or rebar could be used.

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