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Old 08-18-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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Every year we have a big party where we usually use a couple stock pots to make monstrous amounts of chili. I was curious whether anyone has ever tried cooking food in their keggle on a propane burner?

I imagine the clean up might be a bit of a pain though seeing as how chili bits might get into all the little areas, particularly if you have a valve on the bottom.

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Old 08-18-2010, 12:37 AM   #2
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No, but I actually made a turkey in my turkey pot last Christmas. The turkey pot is my old boil kettle. The turkey was fantastic (little chinook hoppy taste, but I'm the only one that noticed).

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Old 08-18-2010, 12:38 AM   #3
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Alrighty, smartass comments aside, that is a pretty good idea you have there.

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I could only imagine simmering a 1/2 bbl of chili all day long... It would be worth it just for the picture.

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Old 08-18-2010, 12:20 PM   #5
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Fill that fugger up with lobsters, corn, potato, sausage, clams and seaweed.

Be one bad assed clam bake.

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Yeah, the HUGE pot will require so much stirring it will kill you. A thick liquid like chili will burn on the bottom before the top is even warm.

BAD IDEA.

Liquids can re-circulate themselves with the warmer liquid cycling upward.

If you did nothing but constantly re-circulate it yourself ALL DAY, there is a 1 in 50 chance that you would not burn the $hit out of it.

SORRY!

I just hate to see your "never do this" thread later on.

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What about a big pot inside the keggle, in water, like a double boiler- then simmer that puppy overnight or longer?

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Double boiler could work...

Then again you probably want to brown the meat.

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Or rig up some sort of big motorized stirrer. A BBQ rotisserie motor at the top connected to a huge worm gear so that it will pull the food from the bottom to the top constantly. It would be pretty low heat for the whole time, just enough to simmer but i imagine the gradient would be huge and cause burning issues like you said.

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Don't know about chili, but I've used my keggle for a crawfish boil. Had it full of crawfish, crabs, corn, and sausage.

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