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Old 06-15-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
woody189
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Hi.

I'm going to be doing my first brew any day now, but I realized something. I received my 30Qt aluminum turkey fryer today and I was looking at the instructions and it said the pot may warp.

I was surprise there were so few threads on the subject.

Wouldn't an ice bath warp the pot? Or is it okay because the pot doesn't get TOO hot? I'm kinda paranoid now because I don't wanna waste a $50 pot. It's very lightweight, but I think it's a decent made pot and should be strong.

I'm assuming it's okay because they are talking about 300+ degrees to fry a turkey and we are talking about half that, but I just wanna be safe.

Have you had any experience with warping? IF so what were the conditions?

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:55 PM   #2
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I have 3 aluminum pots and none of them have warped.

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 05:59 PM   #3
woody189
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Using ice baths?

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:00 PM   #4
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Same for me. I've used a 38 qt. aluminum pot for at least 7 brews, ice bath and all and never seen any warping. I got a tamale steamer, so it's got that extra ring around it that may help prevent warping.

I also use the steamer insert to raise the pot up from the bottom of the ice bath. Dual purpose!

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:41 PM   #5
woody189
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Thanks.. I guess i should be alright. Anyone else feel free to chime in

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by r_flagg View Post
Same for me. I've used a 38 qt. aluminum pot for at least 7 brews, ice bath and all and never seen any warping. I got a tamale steamer, so it's got that extra ring around it that may help prevent warping.

I also use the steamer insert to raise the pot up from the bottom of the ice bath. Dual purpose!
that's what im using too

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:36 PM   #7
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I doubt you'll warp it. It's possible though, but going from hot to cold is not going to be the culprit. Applying heat while the pot is empty is another question. When you're boiling water, most of the heat goes into the water. You can heat water in a paper cup with direct flame without the cup burning.

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:44 PM   #8
woody189
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You can heat water in a paper cup with direct flame without the cup burning.
seriously?? ima have to try that. if I burn the house down i'm comin for you

and thanks for the responses

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:57 PM   #9
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If it doesn't work for you, let me know a couple weeks in advance so I can have some homebrew ready for you when you come down

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:24 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by woody189 View Post
seriously?? ima have to try that. if I burn the house down i'm comin for you

and thanks for the responses
it works within reason dont set it on the stove or use a blowtorch.

 
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