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Old 04-03-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Wife told me to "brew outside"

So i get to get a propane buner. I could use some suggestions on what to get.

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I'm sure somebody will chime in here with specifics, but I'll just say buy as many BTU's as you can. My buddy loaned me his turkey fryer and it will boil 7 gallons (straight from the mash ~130-140F) in < 15 minutes. I bought a brand new one at Target over Christmas to replace his and after 30 minutes I wasn't sure it was ever going to boil, so I went back to my buddy's cooker. The new one probably had a crappy regulator.

Bottom line...all turkey fryers are not created equally!

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So i get to get a propane buner. I could use some suggestions on what to get.
- chair to sit on and drink while you wait.
- a large tub to clean your equipment in.
- a small table for your recipe/notes

All the other gear you should already have from your indor brewing

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I just got this one from Home Depot for 50.00. I like it. It takes about 45 minutes to get 7 gallons of cold water to a roiling boil.
http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/pro...0_detailed.htm

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Old 04-03-2006, 06:42 PM   #5
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I saw that one at Home Depot. Looks like the way to go.

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I just got this one from Home Depot for 50.00. I like it. It takes about 45 minutes to get 7 gallons of cold water to a roiling boil.
http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/pro...0_detailed.htm
I've got this same one... I normally fill my brewpot with hot tap water and it'll get that boiling in about 20 minutes...

can you use a propane burner inside a garage, maybe near the door with it open...?? it may be raining tonight and I want to brew...

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can you use a propane burner inside a garage, maybe near the door with it open...?? it may be raining tonight and I want to brew...
I've done that before, and I'm still typing (although I used to feel smarter). Definitely open the garage door, and you might even consider a box fan depending on the size of your garage, but I imagine you'll be fine without it.
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can you use a propane burner inside a garage, maybe near the door with it open...?? it may be raining tonight and I want to brew...
As long as the garage is not below ground level (few of them are) you should be fine. The concern is that propane is heavier than air and may pool in low spots.

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...are you sure she used those words....?

Brewing in a garage = fumes. I wouldn't recommend it, but if I did it I would probably place a fan on a higher level to push them out the door.

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my wife also said 'brew outside' i think she really meant, build an outbuilding and get your brewing gear out of the house all together!!!!

open the garage door when you brew and a window opposite the door if you have one, for a good cross breeze.

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