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Old 12-12-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Where can I get gallons of peanut oil cheap?

Now that I bought a turkey fryer for brewing, I volunteered to cook christmas turkey for my family. Then I learned the hard way how much oil is needed. I think I need 3 gallons or so and I will be using 100% peanut because it's that tasty. It's heathy too. So anybody have a source for it? I see costco business sells it online but doubt it will be in the store. I have no bass pro shops within reasonable driving distance. Anywhere else to recommend? Also any recommendations on how to strain and reuse it?

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Old 12-12-2011, 07:05 PM   #2
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I have a restaurant supply place near me that sells it by the gallon. You might look around for one of those. Straining it is just a slow tedious process of letting it cool and pouring it through cheesecloth.

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if that is the pot you brew in you would not want to fry a turkey in that.... unless you like turkey flavored beer.

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I've used my turkey fryer pot, that turkey was fried in, for 17 brews and not a single one tasted like turkey.

Clean that pot! Just make sure you don't leave any oil residue behind.

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if that is the pot you brew in you would not want to fry a turkey in that.... unless you like turkey flavored beer.
Well if I can ferment in 7 days then I will be doing two batches before the turkey. I will come to the other obstacle after that. I will then have 3 gallons of peanut goodness to use on chickens, potatoes and other goodies. So I think I'll buy a stainless steel pan that will fit in the same slot after that (assuming I can't get rid of the turkey stink.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #6
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Walmart usually has 3 gallon jugs for 30 bucks around the holidays. I have also seen gallon jugs at just about every grocery store u have ever been too... Those are about 15 a gallon though. I used my brew pot for a turkey on thanks giving... Just cleaned it with dawn and the residue came right off... No problem

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It doesn't have to be penut oil and you will probably need more than 3 gallons. I get 4.5 gallons of canola oil from BJ's for about $40. Peanut oil is traditional but any flavor neutral high smoke point oil will work perfectly fine.

As far as using the same pot for brewing and turkey frying, as long as you clean it VERY VERY well it will be ok.

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Thanks I got 35 lbs at costco for $34.99 + tax.

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While you're at it you might want to add a piece of equipment to your deep fryer and pick up a chinois, also known as a "china hat" or conical strainer, that is used for straining oil. This makes straining oil one whole heckuva lot easier. Not to mention safer if you are doing it while the oil is hot.

There are less expensive ones that are essentially just a wire frame rather than something that resembles a colander.
Either way you would use chinois filters with it ... they look like giant coffee filters.

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