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Old 07-17-2006, 10:59 AM   #1
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My buddy just had his colerterol checked and chucked his fry daddy. Being obsessed with brewing I dug it out of his trash can and took it home plugged it in and found that it keeps 150 degrees quite well! YUS! It's only about a 2 gallons tops but if I'm steeping some grains for an extract brew I think it'll do well. Has anyone else used a Fry Daddy (well, not Fry Daddy but works just the same) to keep a certian temp? (I am also thinking I could use it in my AG system to keep the MLT heated. Just toss a coiled copper wort chiller in it in line after the pump and it could keep the temp where I want it. I want to use coolers if I can, harder to scorch if there isn't any flames or direct heat...) I know I'm not the first to think to use a fry daddy in a brew system. What might be some pros/cons that anyone can think of.

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...no sense hauling empty carboys around when full ones take up just as much space. :)
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:29 PM   #2
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Cons? Not big enough for AG.
Pros? Really good for pre-cooking oats, rye, wheat, etc.
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Old 07-17-2006, 04:36 PM   #3
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might make for a nice heat exchanger...
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