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Old 09-24-2011, 02:14 AM   #1
CanadianQuaffer
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Hey guys,

I'm thinking of getting a turkey fryer kit with an 8 gallon pot for BIAB all grain batches.

Only thing is that they all come with this annoying timer that shuts teh propane off after 10 or 15 minutes.
Is there anyway to permantly remove this or otherwise bypass it?

Thanks!

Nick

 
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:24 AM   #2
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I just drilled a small hole in the timer knob and twist-tied it to the main body. Surprisingly that twist tie has held tight for three years now. If I ever decide to re-purpose the timer it'll still work fine.

 
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:30 AM   #3
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Not sure what you are looking at, but I just used my bayou burner turkey fryer today to brew. No timer at all. Maybe look at that brand.

 
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:53 AM   #4
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I think it's a stupid Canadian thing. Our lawmakers must think we're stupid and we'll burn down the entire neighborhood with our turkey fryers if we don't have a 15 minute timer on the propane tank.

 
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:06 AM   #5
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I have a turkey fryer with a timer on it. I drilled a hole in the knob and wired it to the wound up position with a piece of wire. Works great lasts a long time.

 
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Old 09-24-2011, 03:10 AM   #6
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I'll try the wire/twist tie idea, thanks guys.

There's a 36 qt turkey fryer on sale here, complete with burner, themometer and strainer basket for 80 bucks.

 
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:10 PM   #7
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Maybe twist tying Canadian law makers?

 
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:49 PM   #8
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I unscrewed the nut at the end in the timer from the valve. Removed the aluminum nut and a few pieces fell out. Put the alum nut back and cut the timer off. Works great.

 
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:57 PM   #9
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Two words "Duct Tape". Set the timer, wrapped the tape, called it a day. Six months later its still going strong.

 
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:07 AM   #10
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I second duct tape. worked for mine which has a heat sensor that kept shutting off the other day.

That said, there really is a reason turkey fryers need that stuff. People DO cause grease fires every holiday around here. One year 20 grease fires in my city. Stupid and hot oil are a poor combination.

 
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