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Old 07-15-2009, 02:32 AM   #1
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Hi, I am looking for a larger pot and burner to use on the patio, is this a good option?

Amazon.com: Bayou Classic 3066A 30-Quart Outdoor Turkey Fryer Kit: Home & Garden

I am trying to stick to a really cheap budget, and I am hoping to start brewing full boils soon.(5 gallons)

Or are there better options out there?

Suggestions?

Thanks, Lane

 
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:34 AM   #2
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Perfect.

7.5 gallons is plenty capacity for full 5-gallon boils. Just be watchful early on as it can still boil over.

 
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:36 AM   #3
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It will work great. My first outdoor setup was a 30 qt pot also.

I reccomend investing in a bottle of fermcap if you are using a 30 q pot, as it WILL boil over.
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:44 AM   #4
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It will work fine. Be sure to boil a full pot of water before using it for wort to oxidize the aluminum. You may soon find, like I have with my 36-quart pot, that you wish you'd bought a bigger pot. Just watch out for boilovers at the hot break and hop additions. I cut the heat a little at those times and avoid boilovers, but it's a drag having to pay that close attention.

 
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:49 AM   #5
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Yeah, I was concerned that the pot was a little small. But, I am having trouble finding anything with a bigger pot without a huge jump in price. I may just start here and try fermcaps and watch for the boil-overs.

 
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:28 AM   #6
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Here's a link to the same turkey fryer kit that's only $49.99. Don't know what the shipping would be, but worth checking out if you haven't already ordered from the other site:

Amazon.com: Bayou Classic 3066A 30-Quart Outdoor Turkey Fryer Kit: Patio, Lawn & Garden

You can always upgrade the kettle later on which you almost certainly will do.

 
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Old 07-15-2009, 04:27 AM   #7
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The pot looks fine, but the burner looks questionable. The guard rail on the burner look like it is limited to using that pot or other small (relatively speaking) diameter pot. IMO you want a burner that could hold a bigger pot in the future. Before long you know you'll want to do 10 gal batches.

I realize this may break your budget but take a look at something like this:
Amazon.com: Bayou Classic SP1 Jet Cooker: Patio, Lawn & Garden

Or this:
Amazon.com: Bayou Classic SP10 High-Pressure Outdoor Gas Cooker, Propane: Patio, Lawn & Garden

-BigCask

 
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:26 PM   #8
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Thanks BigCask I will look into those burners. I see what you mean about the burner not fitting a bigger pot.

Do you have a suggestion for a pot to go with the other burners?

Thanks for the help!
Lane

 
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:14 PM   #9
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If you think you may upscale your kettle one day, I'd consider a burner that will accommodate your future needs, such as the Bayou Classic SQ14:
Amazon.com: Bayou Classic SQ14 Single Burner Outdoor Patio Stove: Patio, Lawn & Garden

It has a lower BTU rating than the SQ10, but it is much more stable (4 legs) and has a large 16" cooking grate (and it's a little cheaper). I use it with a 36-quart; it works great.

 
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:25 PM   #10
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Just watch out for boilovers at the hot break and hop additions. I cut the heat a little at those times and avoid boilovers, but it's a drag having to pay that close attention.
This is true regardless of pot size. It may not be easy to do, or happen as often, but you can boil over a 5-gallon batch in a 9g pot (ask me how I know ), or probably a 10g pot, or even a keggle.

The reason I moved up from a 7.5g pot is that it allowd me the flexibility to do longer boils (bigger beers, drive off DMS, etc). To get 5.5g in the fermenter from 90-min boil, I need to start with 7-7.5g in the kettle.
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