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Old 06-24-2009, 07:48 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I just came across a full size 15 gallon keg shell and was thinking about converting it to a boil kettle. All I have for a burner is a cheap walmart turkey fryer. Will one of these fryers be powerful enough to heat up the thick bottom of the keg shell and get a good rolling boil?

Just wondering if anyone else has tried this. Thanks.

 
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:18 AM   #2
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I am getting ready to try the same thing. I figured I'd fill it up with about 10 - 12 gallons of water and see if I could get a good boil. I need to clean mine out anyway, might as well try it.

 
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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No problems at all with me... I can do a 10 gallon batch on my cheap Lowes/HD turkey fryer.

 
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:48 AM   #4
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The only problem I had was that the base wasn't wide enough to hold the keg. I've seen that others have used concrete blocks around the edge of the burner to support the keg, but I found that unstable.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:45 PM   #5
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Hey guys. I just came across a full size 15 gallon keg shell and was thinking about converting it to a boil kettle. All I have for a burner is a cheap walmart turkey fryer. Will one of these fryers be powerful enough to heat up the thick bottom of the keg shell and get a good rolling boil?

Just wondering if anyone else has tried this. Thanks.
Oh yea no problem with heating at all.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:50 PM   #6
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No problems at all with me... I can do a 10 gallon batch on my cheap Lowes/HD turkey fryer.
I was about to reply, I've seen it done! On a rusty burner on top of that.

 
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #7
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Or you could do it the really unsafe way.




 
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #8
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I used to use a keg on a burner, no issues at all. Make sure the keg skirt has holes drilled in it to let out super heated air though.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:14 PM   #9
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my burner fit into the inside of the keg and worked pretty well.

 
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:43 PM   #10
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My Bud kegs don't fit my fryer frame but my Coors keg fit perfectly so I had it cut open and had a 1/2" coupler installed.
Here is the best shot I have of it now.





BTW I can get 13 gallons to boil in around 30 minutes.

 
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