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Old 09-09-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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Is it possible to clean an aluminum used Turkey fryer pot enough to brew in it?

I've read about the oxidation needed to brew in aluminum, but I wasn't sure if the oil would create too much residue to clean out and re-oxidize.

Is it worth trying to find one on Craigslist?

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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I used mine this weekend, but it had bee a few years since I last fried in it, so I'm sure that it was nice and oxidized. I made sure to really scrub it out after each time that I cooked with it in the past, so there was no residue. There are some good threads on this site regarding using aluminum brew pots.

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:25 PM   #3
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I am sure with enough elbow grease you can get it clean. Personally, if you are planning on brewing on a turky fryer stand, I would look ingo making a keggle.

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:00 PM   #4
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I want to go all-grain, but my stove doesn't even get hot enough to boil 2 gallons. I just want something capable of doing a full boil.

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:05 PM   #5
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You will have to clean all of the old baked on grease, and then season the pot, but if you can find a good, used turkey fryer for cheap, I'd go for it. I would think the important thing is to get ALL of the old grease out of there, to prevent any unwanted odors, flavors, or head-killing oils from getting into the beer.
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:11 PM   #6
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Absolutely go for it. I bought a turkey fryer off craigslist, used once, great condition for 40 bucks. It had some residue but after giving it a good scrub and boiling hot water in it, its fine now.

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:43 PM   #7
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Look around at sporting goods stores. I found a stainless steel turkey fryer for $30 at Sport Authority.

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:47 PM   #8
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When I converted a turkey fryer to a brewpot I used oxy clean, WD-40 (for the outside), and elbow grease to remove any residual gunkies.

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:13 PM   #9
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Go for it. Oxyclean works awesome, just don't let it sit for more than a few hours....Mine cleaned up beautifully...then I just boiled water for about an hour in it and it's nice and oxidized now.

 
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:30 PM   #10
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Look around at sporting goods stores. I found a stainless steel turkey fryer for $30 at Sport Authority.
My local Asian market has 60 quart aluminum pots for $89. If I ever graduate to 10-gallon boils, I know where I'll be heading.

 
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