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Old 11-08-2006, 01:54 PM   #1
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Default Turkey Fryer Burners are the Only Way to Fly!

Even though I just brewed 2 batches on Friday, I wanted to try out my new toy that I purchased on Saturday---the turkey fryer kit. I'd been brewing on my kitchen range, stinking up the whole house, pissing off SWMBO, turning the kitchen into a warzone, and taking 45 minutes just to get the wort up to a boil.

So I went home yesterday afternoon and brewed a partialmash smoked porter. I gotta say, the improvement is unbelievable! Instead taking 45 minutes to get a boil, it took 4. Instead of stinking up the house, the fumes drift harmlessly into the ether. Instead of turning the kitchen into a warzone, the mess was contained in the mudroom.

And I have the perfect layout: our roof overhang is pretty big, like 2 feet...so, even though it was raining like crazy last night, me and my wort stayed out of the weather. Garsh, to be able to brew on a weeknight...and SWMBO is happier than ever!

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Old 11-08-2006, 01:57 PM   #2
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Cool! Some kind of propane burner, either a fryer or something similar, is definately next on the to-buy list.

What was your smoked porter recipe? I'm trying to finalize my plans...

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Old 11-08-2006, 02:06 PM   #3
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Bass Pro Shops is offering whole turkey fryer kits for 29.99!!! I got one and LOVE it!!! 30qt pot and a burner and thermometer!!!!

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Hey, bird, you were my inspiration for that brew, baby...thanks! I just used the grains and extract I had on hand....

Actual recorded OG was around 060.

Smoked Porter

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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12-B Porter, Robust Porter

Min OG: 1.048 Max OG: 1.065
Min IBU: 25 Max IBU: 60
Min Clr: 22 Max Clr: 42 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.00 Wort Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 11.14
Anticipated OG: 1.068 Plato: 16.69
Anticipated SRM: 47.2
Anticipated IBU: 53.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 5.88 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.058 SG 14.31 Plato

Formulas Used
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Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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26.9 3.00 lbs. Generic LME - Dark Generic 1.035 25
13.5 1.50 lbs. Generic LME - Extra Light Generic 1.035 7
13.5 1.50 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
9.0 1.00 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350
9.0 1.00 lbs. Crystal 20L America 1.035 20
9.0 1.00 lbs. Generic LME - Weizen Generic 1.035 7
9.0 1.00 lbs. Maris Otter Pale Malt Great Britain 1.038 3
4.5 0.50 lbs. Black Patent Malt America 1.028 525
4.5 0.50 lbs. Molasses Generic 1.036 80
1.3 0.14 lbs. Scottish Peated Malt 1.038 5

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
0.40 oz. Magnum Pellet 14.00 25.3 60 min.
0.20 oz. Simcoe Whole 14.40 11.8 60 min.
0.40 oz. Simcoe Whole 14.40 14.8 35 min.
0.25 oz. Crystal Pellet 4.50 1.0 8 min.
0.25 oz. Tettnanger Pellet 4.00 0.8 2 min.


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.on tap | kegged:
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98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
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I think that I am going to pick one up tomorrow. I have been wanting to do a full boil for quite some time now!!

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I got my TF at Target for I think $40ish. I have yet to use it to brew, but this weekend could be a first! My last 2 gallon boil took abou 20 mins to get to a boil and its just unnecessary wasted time!

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Is everyone using the aluminum pots that come with these things? I think that I would want to stick with stainless. I saw one on HomeDepot websight for $99 with a 30qt stainless pot and accessories.

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I wouldn't spend that money on a pot that was only 30qt. You'll want one bigger eventually. Someone here was selling beer kegs for $35 + $35 shipping, buy one, cut off the top, add a weldless spigot and you're all set for AG. If you don't want to do the keg route, I would at least invest in a pot that was at least 40 quarts, give yourself plenty of room. Better to spend an extra $50 now than have a $100 pot you end up not using.

This is still a little on the small side, but it's an option if you want stainless:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290047254207&ssPageNam e=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX&refitem=290040021813 &itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&refwidg ettype=osi_widget

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I wouldn't spend that money on a pot that was only 30qt. You'll want one bigger eventually. Someone here was selling beer kegs for $35 + $35 shipping, buy one, cut off the top, add a weldless spigot and you're all set for AG. If you don't want to do the keg route, I would at least invest in a pot that was at least 40 quarts, give yourself plenty of room. Better to spend an extra $50 now than have a $100 pot you end up not using.

This is still a little on the small side, but it's an option if you want stainless:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290047254207&ssPageNam e=MERCOSI_VI_ROSI_PR4_PCN_BIX&refitem=290040021813 &itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&refwidg ettype=osi_widget
$99 is for the whole turkey fryer setup. From what I have seen, just getting the burner then buying a new SS pot (bigger than 30qt) would put me about the same. I would think that the 30qt pot would be good enough for a 5 gal boil.
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Even though I have a heavier-duty 32-qt alum pot, I tried out the light-gauge 30-qt pot that came with the kit last night. Worked great. I'm doing partial-mash, though.

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