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Old 12-04-2012, 04:01 AM   #11
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Cant wait to test it out.

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:03 AM   #12
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Never know 'til you try

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:45 AM   #13
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Well it is only 18 quarts...4.5 gallons. It might work for steeping/mashing a small amount of grains. I can't imagine boiling and/or fermenting in it. Much better products out there. Honestly the best thing you can do is get a turkey fryer/outdoor burner. You can get them for around 50 bucks on sale and they come with an aluminum pot. Here you go....http://www.target.com/p/turkey-fryer..._1&term=turkey fryer The other drawback is that with your turkey thing you are only going to brew roughly 3.5 gallon batches.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:12 AM   #14
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I suspect it's control at lower temperatures is poor at best. Get it, test it out, and post up. Plus, it's probably made/designed, to heat a bird, NOT be filled with water, and then have grain added. That alone could be more weight than it can handle, causing it to fail in a horrible way (well, horrible for your batch that is).
Pretty much what I was going to say.
I would test it multiple times with water and with something cheap to represent the addition of room temperature grain.

I think it's going to be great for some deer stew, but I have my doubts about beer.
For $27 you don't have much to loose by checking it out though so do some testing and report the results.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #15
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Pretty much what I was going to say.
I would test it multiple times with water and with something cheap to represent the addition of room temperature grain.

I think it's going to be great for some deer stew, but I have my doubts about beer.
For $27 you don't have much to loose by checking it out though so do some testing and report the results.
If it works, I will take pictures of the temp readings.

I will first try to get water to boil.

 
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:48 PM   #16
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I think it might be very convenient for mashing an all-grain starter wort in....that is what I would try it for.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:42 AM   #17
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I think it might be very convenient for mashing an all-grain starter wort in....that is what I would try it for.
For what it's wort. I used a crockpot before to mash grains for a starter. Worked out pretty well.

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:18 PM   #18
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Gonna fire it up to see if she boils water tonight.

Does sugar/malt water boil at lower temps?

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:24 PM   #19
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Specs say it is 250 watts, don't think that is enough to boil, mash maybe. Good luck OP.

 
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:30 PM   #20
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Gonna fire it up to see if she boils water tonight.

Does sugar/malt water boil at lower temps?
Higher, but barely....

 
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