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Old 10-29-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default Turkey Fryer?

With thanksgiving just around the corner - I'm looking at all these great deals on Turkey Fryers.

I struggle to brew all gain mashes in a 20qt pot - and need a bigger one. All the pots sold as brew pots cost $80+ for 30qts - however, there's all these deals for 30qt - 40qt turkey fryers for around $50 - $70 - and that includes the propane burner.

I also struggle with an electric stove.

This seems like it'll cure both problems at a fraction of what I was thinking I'd have to spend for a burner and pot from a brew store.

What's the catch - am I missing something?

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Old 10-29-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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The pots for turkey fryers are a bit on the thin side. I've been using one for five years and scorching can be a problem. I always shut the burner off before adding extract. On the plus side, the thin walls make it really easy to drill holes for "no-weld" faucets and temp. gauges.

Get one with a 40 qt. pot & turn your 20 qt kettle into a mash tun.

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Old 11-01-2005, 08:13 AM   #3
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Default I started with a turkey fryer

I started with a turkey fryer kit, used it till I could afford a modified keg.
I now use the turkey fryer pot to disolve malt extracts in now so they do not get scorched in the main boil pot. So as you upgrade the pots still have their uses.

I recently stoped using the keg in favor of polarware pots with screen grates in them. Have not had a polarware plug up on me yet. The modified keg would plug up sometimes, which lead to crazy fire drills to remedy the situation.


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Old 11-03-2005, 04:41 PM   #4
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Default Here's a good deal

Hi,

You mentioned $50-70 turkey fryers. Are these prices for steel or aluminum? I recently bought a Bayou Classic propane fryer kit, which came with the burner, a steel 30g pot, lid, basket, other accessories, for $99 including shipping from Amazon (cheaper than on the Bayou Classic website). In case you are interested...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...arden&v=glance

I believe stainless is better for brewing than aluminum, as do others on this site, though some think there is no difference. Consider this an option.

Hope this helps.
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Try target: steel.

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B0000BXHL0
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i read the description and actually the burner is steel, the pot is still aluminum.
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the 'steel' that they are referring to is the burner...you have to dig into the description to find "...Cooking System includes a 30-qt. aluminum stockpot..."
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Hi,
... I recently bought a Bayou Classic propane fryer kit, which came with the burner, a steel 30g pot, lid, basket, other accessories, for $99 including shipping from Amazon (cheaper than on the Bayou Classic website). In case you are interested...

Hope this helps.

Thor- are you happy with this kit? I was looking at this one the other day, when SWMBO commented how she could still smell my brew in the house 3 days past brew day!! She is being patient, but wants me to move the operation into the garage
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If you already have a boil pot that you are using any of the turkey fryers are good. I don't use the aluminum pot for anything but cooking. My stainless cook pot fits just fine on the fryer.


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