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Old 03-17-2009, 11:42 PM   #1
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I have this Bayou Classic Turkey Fryer burner from Home Depot:

Turkey Fryer Kits, 30 Quart Turkey Fryer Kit

I just got a new 60 quart brewpot. Will this stand hold the weight of 12+ gallons of wort as is? I can put the pot on it fine, but I just worry about the weight. Should I rig up a stand?

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:14 AM   #2
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Mine does.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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You have the exact same one?

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:26 AM   #4
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Only guessing here, but I would say that stand will easily hold the 100 or so pounds of a 12 gallon boil. If it makes you feel better, have yourself and a small buddy stand on it as a test...safely please.

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:29 AM   #5
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This is the exact one that I have.
Ace - Ace Tree: Outdoor Living: Grills & Outdoor Cooking: Fryers & Fryer Parts: Fryers: Bayou Classic Single Burner Turkey Fryer Kit (3066A)
Same model number but they look slightly different.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:35 AM   #6
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I just brewed my first batch with the same turkey fryer, 30 qt. pot, and I have a 60 qt. pot on the way. Interesting coincidence and, needless to say, I am very interested in how it works out for you. Keep us posted.

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:51 AM   #7
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I have that same fryer kit. It will hold the weight, but you might have a hard time bringing all that liquid to a boil. I just bought a 50qt and did a test with 10g's of water, it took an hour and a half to get above 200*. The problem is the way the pot sits on the stand. The wind gaurd gets in the way of the flame expanding out around the bottom of the pot, and it lifts it a little bit higher away from the burner. this is because the pot sits right on the wind guard. I've decided to go with the SQ-14, and just leave my old burner and pot for Strike and Sparge water. You could also build a wider stand. I would replace the 10psi regulator with a 20psi while your at it, should you decide to go that route.

 
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:51 AM   #8
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I spent $22 on a 5-60 psi regulator at Sportsman's Warehouse. I could have a boil long before I get all 12 gallons to the brew pot.


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Old 03-18-2009, 10:50 PM   #9
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I just upgraded from that same turker fryer burner to an SQ14 and 60 qt pot. The thing I did not like about the turkey fryer burner is that is has the lip on the stand so that a pot bigger than 12" diameter would not really fit inside the side wall. A 60qt pot usually has a 16" diameter. You could still place it on top, but then it would be sitting only on the very thin sidewall. Or I guess you could put some type of grill on top of it.

Also, a 60qt pot will be significantly wider than the turkey fryer burner stand. I am sure some people don't have a problem with that, but I was not comfortable with it. If the scenario didn't involve a big flame tied to a propane tank I would be less concerned.

 
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:18 AM   #10
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I was not comfortable with it. If the scenario didn't involve a big flame tied to a propane tank I would be less concerned.
I'm no stranger to a big flame next to a propane tank. I use a torch to apply modified bitumen roofing. When it's cold and the tank freezes I torch the tank. I've done that brewing as well. I've even added the torch under the brew pot for some extreme heat.
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