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Old 03-24-2011, 09:52 PM   #11
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Well all, this is a Charmglow 28qt electric turkey fryer from Home Depot. It is made by masterbuilt. Some came with a spigot and some didn't. I cannot find the manual, but the heating elements lift right out and there is a tag on it that reads 13.75 amps, 60Hz 120VAC, 1650W. It looks exactly like this one, which is a masterbuilt http://www.turkey-fryers.com/etfv_turkey_fryer_kits.htm but mine does not have the spigot. It is basically the same as the Turf N' Surf Electric Turkey Fryer by masterbuilt, just under a different name. I am guessing a flash in the pan attempt at a new line and sent to Home Depot. From what I read somewhere else 1650W is not that much, but I don't know. Question is will it boil 6.5 gallons of water, and if so will it burn the wort. - I guess what I could do is use this to keep my sparge water at the correct temp for mashing, then my buddy is going to sell me a 9 gallon pot. I have a propane buner that came off of a side burner of a grill, but I am not sure if that has enough BTU's to boil 6.5 gallons fast enough. I guess that would be the plan. Use this for sparge water, and possibly buy a new burner to boil in the 9 gallon SS pot. Also this turkey fryer has a SS coil, but the tub is actually aluminum.

what are your thoughts now?

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Old 03-25-2011, 01:13 AM   #12
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@1650W you're not pushing a whole lot of power. Enough to hold a mash at temp or maybe even heat your strike water within a reasonable time frame but probably not enough to really boil with. Now, if you used a 1500W heatstick in conjunction with that I think you would be just fine.

For a bit of comparison, I can just barely hold a boil with a 2000W element in 6.5 gallons of wort.

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yeah, thanks for the feedback man, I think I will use it for my mash water, then after I put in the right amount of mash water, then I will use it to get my sparge water ready.. now i just have to find a great propane burner. thanks to everyone!

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yeah, thanks for the feedback man, I think I will use it for my mash water, then after I put in the right amount of mash water, then I will use it to get my sparge water ready.. now i just have to find a great propane burner. thanks to everyone!
Just so you can plan, if your tap water is 55F it will take around 55mins to get your strike water up to 170F.
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