Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > turkey fryer / propane question...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-08-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
jiggs_casey
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jiggs_casey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Independence, Missouri
Posts: 1,141
Liked 25 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 57

Default turkey fryer / propane question...

When I brew using my turkey fryer, I get a nasty layer of black 'soot' on the outside of my pot. However, using the same pot on a friends fryer, there's no soot!

Anybody have an idea why? My guess would be the fryer stand itself. Is it causing the propane to not burn cleanly? Just a guess...

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
I also HATE that attitude that I NEED TO BE MONITORED. Don't Tread on Me MF.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigeb View Post
It's my God-given right to be as stupid as I want to be. How dare the government get in the way.
Go Beer!
jiggs_casey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2010, 07:59 PM   #2
DavidSteel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: IL
Posts: 1,068
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

You have to burn the propane with a blue flame, not an orange flame. Adjust the propane flame. Just discussed in this thread (kinda): http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/first-batch-2010-w-pics-155862/#post1795341

__________________
DavidSteel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2010, 08:03 PM   #3
Ichthy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Jackson, TN
Posts: 494
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

My guess would be that your burner is not fully combusting the gas, thus causing the soot. Can you adust the burner to make sure your flame is running blue with no or very little orange? SOunds like it needs more O2.

Also, we used to have this problem with white gas camp stoves that weren't burning correctly. I used to coat the bottom of the pot in liquid Dawn dish soap prior to cooking. The soot would come right off with a little water. However, I'm not sure if this would work for propane. I suspect it would but don't won't cause you any problems.

__________________
Ichthy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-08-2010, 10:27 PM   #4
jiggs_casey
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jiggs_casey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Independence, Missouri
Posts: 1,141
Liked 25 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 57

Default

'Twas rust... I disassembled the burner and ran air through it. All sorts of nastiness came through.

Anyway, it's good to go! Thanks..

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
I also HATE that attitude that I NEED TO BE MONITORED. Don't Tread on Me MF.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigeb View Post
It's my God-given right to be as stupid as I want to be. How dare the government get in the way.
Go Beer!
jiggs_casey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-24-2011, 04:40 AM   #5
shmEk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 109
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I found this very help... thanks for posting it and taking time to post back what solved it for you. Best regards.

__________________
shmEk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turkey Fryer and propane Chugger Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 11-08-2009 03:04 AM
Turkey Fryer Question Dave258 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 09-25-2009 04:21 PM
Is a Turkey Fryer propane burner enough? Nugu Equipment/Sanitation 11 05-16-2009 02:08 PM
Turkey Fryer Question hefeweizen Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 03-27-2008 02:35 AM