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Old 12-10-2006, 02:00 AM   #1
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It's happened. The turkey fryers are on clearance at Target. They were originally $39.99. They were on sale at one point for $29.00. They are on clearance for $24.80. There are many of them left, so I'm keeping a very close eye. If they go any lower, I'm getting one!
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:24 AM   #2
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thanks for the heads up. I might go get another one so I can cannibalize it and weld it onto my brewstand so both of my burners have flame guards around the burners.
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:40 AM   #3
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LOL....if they're the same ones me and Dude started out with, they really ought to provide some hearing proteciton with those things. They're perfectly good burners, though, as are the pots that come with them.
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:48 AM   #4
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What are the specs? SS ro Alum? Number of Qt's & BTU's? Always have space for another burner


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Old 12-10-2006, 01:15 PM   #5
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What are the specs? SS ro Alum? Number of Qt's & BTU's? Always have space for another burner


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They're aluminum and 55,000 BTUs, I believe.

So Dude and Swami, you guys use the aluminum pots? I was going to continue using my speckled lobster pot, but if you guys use the aluminum pots.. I know that's a contentious issue and I don't want to incite a huge debate, but in reality is there really going to be any difference in the quality of my beer in an aluminum pot vs. a speckled lobster pot?
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They're aluminum and 55,000 BTUs, I believe.

So Dude and Swami, you guys use the aluminum pots? I was going to continue using my speckled lobster pot, but if you guys use the aluminum pots.. I know that's a contentious issue and I don't want to incite a huge debate, but in reality is there really going to be any difference in the quality of my beer in an aluminum pot vs. a speckled lobster pot?
I've never used aliuminum as a pot, but I don't see a major problem with it.
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:06 PM   #7
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I use my aluminum pot to heat up my HLT water now but before I got a keggle I used my 7.5g alum pot for my 1st 40 or so batches.

 
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:34 AM   #8
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It's happened. The turkey fryers are on clearance at Target. They were originally $39.99. They were on sale at one point for $29.00. They are on clearance for $24.80. There are many of them left, so I'm keeping a very close eye. If they go any lower, I'm getting one!
That doesn't mean they're clearance anywhere else! Target does sell the fryers year-round, they just get extra during the holidays. Usually they get a bunch prior to Thanksgiving, then another smaller batch around Christmas. Other than that, they usually only have maybe 3 or 4 in the store at any given time.

The point is that just because it's clearance where you're at doesn't mean it's clearance chain-wide. It all depends on sales volume, product sell-through and on-hands.

How do I know all this? I used to be an asst manager at Target, and actually was in charge of the areas where they sold the turkey fryers.

 
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:11 PM   #9
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As an fyi for anyone looking at there, I bought one in the hopes of using it as a brew kettle but the pot is like aluminum foil. No kidding. I garauntee if you bump it into anything you'll have a dent. Very thin gauge. But the burner seems ok. I didn't use it, just returned it (it was dented anyhow out of the box). But for the price anyways, I wasn't expecting anything great. Just be warned the pot is very cheap. Interestingly enough, they do sell one online for about $50 or so that has a spigot. So, if you buy it for the burner, I'd say it is probably worth it. But don't buy it for the kettle.

 
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Old 12-11-2006, 12:38 PM   #10
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I was going to continue using my speckled lobster pot...
I use one of those too. Works great for extract!

 
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