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Old 02-07-2011, 02:19 AM   #1
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I met my temps close to where I needed them, my mash tun did not get stuck, drained into my kettle. All ready for the boil, had hops ready, and my fryer would not light. And here's the kicker, I tested it before I started my brew and it worked fine. I have a Saf-T turkey fryer with an electric ignition. Whenever I would light the burner, the electric ignition would shut the gas off and make a high pitched beeping noise. The booklet with the fryer only mentions this once and says to wait 5 minutes and attempt to light it again. After over an hour of messing with it, my wort just sitting in the kettle, I made the decision to give up. I could have put my kettle on the stove but my stove sucks. It would have taken forever just to get it to the boil and I had homework to do. This really sucks. I have lost motivation to brew.....


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Old 02-07-2011, 02:24 AM   #2
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Just sounds like a case of bad luck. Don't quit homebrewing just because of it!


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Old 02-07-2011, 02:24 AM   #3
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I'm a little new to this, but I feel like you could have let it sit in the kettle, covered, until you were ready to try again (or got a new burner). A few days or something.

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Old 02-07-2011, 02:43 AM   #4
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Does that style of burner prevent you from using a manual light to ignite the flame?
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:55 AM   #5
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Does that style of burner prevent you from using a manual light to ignite the flame?


No. It offers a manual option and that is the option I was using. The auto option is supposed to light itself but it was not working. I had the burner up and running after I mashed in. I turned it off including the gas and went to go use it an hour later and it would not work. The electric system would kill the gas flow about 10 seconds after I had it lit.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:19 AM   #6
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I'd rip that electrical crap outta there pronto! And get yourself a decent manual turn regulator.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:22 AM   #7
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I'd rip that electrical crap outta there pronto! And get yourself a decent manual turn regulator.
This! The thought of dumping it before it even got started just sucks... You're going to try again, right?
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I'd rip that electrical crap outta there pronto! And get yourself a decent manual turn regulator.
Tried it. It doesn't work without the electirc system connected. The regulator is manual. The only reason the electric system is on there is because it offers an auto option for cooking a turkey. It keeps the temp at a steady 300 and whatever degrees.


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