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Old 09-04-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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I am thinking about making a keggle my only problem is that i have a turkey fryer and i was wondering if it will be enough to get a keggle going. I would only be doing 5 gallon batches in it.

Walmart.com: King Kooker 30 Quart Turkey Fryer with Safety Shut-off System: Grills & Firepits

That is the link for the turkey fryer i have? Any thoughts

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Old 09-04-2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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It looks like it will do the job. One review listed this as a problem.

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Only complaint is the safety shutoff. While I understand the reasoning for this it almost creates more of a safety issue. If you are not paying attention and the timer runs out, it requires you to take the pot off and relight the burner ... can be a problem when its full of hot oil.
I would not want to lift a hot keggle of wort to relight if it went out due to some timer.

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Old 09-04-2008, 08:17 PM   #3
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On second thought, The Banjo Cooker is really the way to go for only a couple bucks more.

Amazon.com: Bayou Classic KAB4 High Pressure Banjo Cooker: Home & Garden

You won't have to deal with the auto shutoff in the middle of a 90 minute boil.

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Old 09-04-2008, 08:19 PM   #4
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Might I recommend looking for 40 qt aluminum pots on ebay - seller is instawares? I got mine for $50 after shipping.

I needed all 10 gallons of space for a wee heavy I did recently. 7.5 gallons will get you by but may limit some versatility in the future for all grain and if you want to do bigger brews that sometimes require extended boiling for multiple reasons.

You can find a 4 leg 40,000 BTU burner at Home Depot for $40.

I know this would $12 more than what you are looking at but it allows for more space for bigger brews, no safety shutoff that may cause you problems, and the stand for the burner is a hell of lot more sturdy than the one you have linked looks like it is.

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Old 09-04-2008, 08:21 PM   #5
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Unfortunately this is the burner i already have and it did not shut off on me on my first full boil two weeks ago. I just was thinking about making a keggle and was hoping the burner had enough power to get it boiling

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You should be fine then. You may have to get a couple of pieces of metal to go across the top to make the keggle sit on it properly though.

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