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Old 11-17-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Will This work? Electric Turkey Fryer from Wally World.

I was wondering if anyone could help me out on this?
Walmart.com: Cajun Injector 30-Quart*Electric Turkey Fryer: Grills & Outdoor Cooking
Will this work for brewing 5 gals? Would it be cheaper then using a stove top? Anyone have any idea about how much this would cost in electric to brew 5 gals setup? I don't have a lot of money to spend on electric brewing right now, i thought this would be a good thing to start with for now. Thanks in advance.


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Old 11-17-2011, 01:33 AM   #2
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I don't mess with numbers(I hate math) but it's going to be cheaper than propane in the long run. As far as it working, fill her up with water and see how long it takes to boil, and how well it does and let us know.


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Old 11-17-2011, 01:54 AM   #3
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Electric turkey friers are pretty low wattage, and will be slow to boil! 1650 if i recall. IMHO you would be better served getting a 40 qt aluminum pot and installing a 2000w element.

Search the forum, others have used these w/ limited success. Not worth 100 bucks IMHO. I have one, used it a bit and now use it to steam hot dogs at large parties.
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Default some specs i found

1650 watt stainless steel heating element. Takes about 55 minutes to heat the oil from room temp to 400 degrees.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:03 AM   #5
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1650 watt stainless steel heating element. Takes about 55 minutes to heat the oil from room temp to 400 degrees.
very impressive...however water and oil behave very differently as far as heating...the energy required to boil is far greater due to the release of stem / energy...without a lid these things are hard pressed to boil 5=6 gallons
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fill er up and let us know how long it takes to boil & your starting temperature !
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I didn't get the fryer yet. I was getting some input here. Not sure this would be worth it. Seems like I might have to stick to the stove top or propane for now.
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Over in the Countertop brewery in the DIY forum, Oracle has a picture of his setup

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/coun...ml#post3051129
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over in the countertop brewery in the DIY forum, Oracle has posted up pictures of hist setup


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Well, it wouldn't kill you to try boiling some water in it and returning it if it sucks. They have a decent return policy, after all. That way you know for sure


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