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Old 10-11-2010, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default What Turkey Fryer do you use?

Thinking of picking up the bayou classic from amazon for $60 before I do my next brew. Do you think it's a good turkey fryer? Also, is the only difference between a full boil and a partial boil the fact that you boil all 5 gallons at once compared to topping off in fermenter?

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Old 10-11-2010, 03:28 PM   #2
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I use the SQ14. I picked this over the SQ10 because it supposedly is more efficient in propane usage. Yes, I believe you are correct in your description of full vs partial boils. If you have the capacity, I would recommend a full volume boil. Several people have indicated a better tasting beer doing this, and it lessens the chances of infection by boiling all the water.

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Old 10-11-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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allright and is doing it on my deck a good idea? i have a garage but it's full of crap. also if i did it on my deck i would have quick acess to the hose spout for a immersion chiller. only problem is using the turkey fryer on the deck would limit me to what months i could brew. I just ordered a kit from northern brewer and would like to get it going soon because it's unseasonably warm from october

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Old 10-11-2010, 03:36 PM   #4
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Using it on your deck is fine. The height usually provides plenty of clearance. However, before you drop $60 on your burner, check around for clearance items. Last year around this time I got a complete turkey fryer setup (burner, stand, kettle) from Home Depot for much cheaper.

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alright will do. Menards,lowes, home depot, and sears hardware are all located within 2 blocks of each other where i live for some weird reason

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I use the Bayou Classic SQ-14 and I am very happy with it. Been using it well over a year with no problems or complaints.

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i have an aluminum brew kettle that is 32 quarts. It is kind of stained from my first brew and even an sos pad wouldn't remove it. is there anyway i can get this stain off? and did i remove some kind of protective coating by trying an sos pad? would i be better off just using the brew kettle i have and buying just the burner?

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+1,000,000 on the SQ-14. It's a great burner. Will support a keggle as well.

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alright you reccomend round or square shaped burner? SQ 14 looks like a good deal. Looks like my favorite so far assuming I don't find a steal on clearance. only thing is for $7 more i can get 3066A which comes with a 30qt brew pot.

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i have an aluminum brew kettle that is 32 quarts. It is kind of stained from my first brew and even an sos pad wouldn't remove it. is there anyway i can get this stain off? and did i remove some kind of protective coating by trying an sos pad? would i be better off just using the brew kettle i have and buying just the burner?
That's the oxide coating that develops with use. It protects the aluminum metal surface underneath when you boil liquids, and is normal.

You DO NOT want to remove this coating, it will slowly damage your pot and will re-appear anyway with the next use. If you don't want to see any discoloration, you have to buy a stainless steel pot, and this is more $$$
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