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Old 12-05-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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Before using my new Turkey Fryer for the first time to brew beer, I should...

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Old 12-05-2010, 03:32 PM   #2
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If its an aluminum pot, fill it up and boil water in it for 45 minutes. You'll build up a dark gray (some say black) oxide layer, which will protect your wort from metallic tastes. Don't ever scrub that layer off, or you'll have to do it again. After using your pot for wort, rinse it and clean it with a soft sponge or rag. You could use a gentle dish soap, but that's about it. That's about it, if its a SS pot, wash it and fire away. Enjoy

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Old 12-05-2010, 04:25 PM   #3
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Excellent, yes it is aluminum. Thank you!

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Old 12-11-2010, 04:04 PM   #4
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O.k, so I'm outside boiling my water. How high a flame do you use? I've got it really pretty low and the flame is still licking up the sides of my brewpot turning it black... should I be concerned or is this to be expected? I've been out here about 1-hr and the 3-gals I put in to prep my pot still isn't boiling (about 180F) and it's about 30F outside...

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Old 12-11-2010, 04:10 PM   #5
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Mine gets the water to a boil very fast. I dont have any flames going up the side of my pot though. That could just be the different burner styles. Mine just shoots flames from a ring in the center, and blasts across the bottom of the pot. Its only about a 3.5 inch burner in the center. I can get 3 gallons to boil in under 15 minutes or so I would say.

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is the air vent all the way open? mine sounds like a jet when it is going and the flames don't go over the sides.

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If it has flames that blacken the pot the air mix needs adjusted. The flame should be blue, not yellow or orange.

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Don't be afraid to crank it up all the way to get the water boiling, just be carefull of boilover at hot-break. The blackening is ugly and indicative of a poor gas/air mix but wan't hurt anything. Most if not all of it will come off when you wash the pot.

rodneypierce: What you describe is pobably not a turkey frier but a 100k+ BTU boiler. Most trukey fryers are 50k BTU or less. The 100K ones are great for brewing and crawfish boiling but are considered dangerous for turkey frying.

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rodneypierce: What you describe is pobably not a turkey frier but a 100k+ BTU boiler. Most trukey fryers are 50k BTU or less. The 100K ones are great for brewing and crawfish boiling but are considered dangerous for turkey frying.
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I will go out and see if I can find a BTU rating on it somewhere. Just one minute.
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I cant find a BTU rating anywhere on it. But here is a picture of the burner.

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