Originally Posted by BleedsDogFish
In a panic here, i am brewing an extract kit. Ive had the water on full heat and its not boiling , im using a turkey frier. Can this hurt the beer if it takes a long time to boil? its been a full hour with no boil yet.....
Not sure what kind of fryer you have, but I bought the Bayou Classic model. The first time I brewed with it, the flame wasn't going very high and wouldn't change no matter how high I turned the dial. After I turned it back and forth a few times it seemed to "open up". You'll know when this happens because the flame is 12" high and it sounds like a jet engine. No kidding, it's hard to hear someone talking just 5 feet away if you're standing next to it
If you have the same burner I'd check to see if your dial is stuck. The other thing is to make sure you fuel/air mixture is correct, which can effect the heat of your flame a great deal.