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Old 11-28-2012, 01:31 AM   #11
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Remember, you're not using a turkey fryer to make your beer, you are using a liquid propane burner to make your beer.

Say turkey fryer once while you're in the office and kiss chances goodbye.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:53 AM   #12
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Just build an electric rig and leave the landlord alone.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:13 AM   #13
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haha, "If someone hypothetically had a turkey fryer and was using it for stock...would that be ok? Of course not me...someone...hypothetically...*cough*"

Crossing my fingers that it's just the oil! Going to ask tomorrow and hopefully be ok for the weekend.
So, I have this friend...

I believe you wil be SOL regardless of how you present your question. From past experience, I was not allowed to use a grill on a balcony.

I would read your lease/rental agreement before speaking to management. Everything should be clearly stated. If it is not, it is obscured by a more general description i.e open flame or FIRE!

Hate to be a pessimist. I'm on your side. Just boil it up and act ignorant.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:16 AM   #14
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Zamial the trouble with electric systems is to get +5gal of liquid up to strike temps, let alone boilding you need 220 service which not every apartment has. Even then most 220 service is only a 30A breaker so you won't have enough amperage left to run a PID and associated control elements. You can run just the element on a 30A breaker but without the PID and ancilliaries you lose the whole point of going electric.

I understand the convenience is lost but why not brew in the parking lot?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:04 AM   #15
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My old situation might be different than yours (because they allow you to use LP gas grills) but much like maddad mentioned, I was not allowed to grill on my balcony. I asked management about it, and it turned out that it had nothing to do with the balcony. First floor tenants couldn't grill on their patio either. Apparently it was some law enforced by the fire department that I had to be a certain distance from the building to use a grill. She said that she could care less, but mentioned that the fire marshal would drive around and fine people for it. I would certainly get the details before you end up having to pay a fine.

Like Leithoa mentioned, people in my old apartment complex would just go out to the parking lot and grill. I would either just do small stove batches or do it in the parking lot.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:10 AM   #16
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Not to bring this off topic more. But you can run a 4500W element, PID, and pump on a 30A breaker. But also as someone that loves there electric rig, and has used it in 3 apartments now, it tends to be a pain. Draging the stove out to plug in gets old fast.

Also Sean I say you send Em in to ask, she seems less guilty haha.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:21 AM   #17
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MalFet and I would make good friends... I always plan on saying something then realize he already said it. I mean normal friends too, not cyber friends.
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:57 AM   #18
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I would go electric but that's not really in the cards for now.

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Not to bring this off topic more. But you can run a 4500W element, PID, and pump on a 30A breaker. But also as someone that loves there electric rig, and has used it in 3 apartments now, it tends to be a pain. Draging the stove out to plug in gets old fast.
I miss the "brewery" too man, having a floor drain and an unused 220 socket would have come in really handy about now.

I think I'm going to go the "hypothetical massive chili cooker" route, not turkey fryer.

 
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:10 AM   #19
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Just wanted to say that I'm in the clear. Apparently it's mass quantities of flaming hot oil that is the problem, not the setup itself.

I've got the go-ahead to brew on my "outdoor propane burner and stock pot" system and will be brewing up a batch this weekend.

Thanks all, lets just hope the beer turns out now!

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Old 11-30-2012, 06:34 AM   #20
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nice!

 
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