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Old 10-23-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the turkey fryer kits for boiling?
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:48 PM   #2
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Yes, MANY of us use them. Myself included.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:57 PM   #3
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Yup, me too.

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Old 10-23-2007, 09:58 PM   #4
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:30 AM   #5
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Me Three, or is that ditto squared? For extract and partial mashes the infamous turkey fryers work just great.

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Old 10-24-2007, 01:37 AM   #6
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I do AG and I use a turkey fryer. However, I actually use the pot that came with it and do it inside on my stove usually. I like brewing in my kitchen.

But, I have a major stove that kicks butt. Most people can't boil 7 gallons on their kitchen stove. If I want to brew outside, I use the turkey fryer.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:41 AM   #7
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Ya man best thing since sliced bread... Plus I can do it outside and keep the smell out of the house ... which keeps the wife happy, which keeps me very happy
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:18 AM   #8
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Another vote. The burner is good/great, my only complaint is that the 30qt pot is a little small. But if you watch it fairly closely you can avoid boilovers.

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Old 10-24-2007, 02:21 AM   #9
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Nearly everone uses the burner, some even use the pot.

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Old 10-24-2007, 03:02 AM   #10
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I use my Bayou Classic Turkey Fryer. I've done extract brews in it and I'm ready to begin AG batches (everything willing, this weekend) with it.

I can say this, versus a stainless steel pot on my kitchen stove it kicks butt. However, it's only slightly faster doing a full boil than doing a partial boil on my stove. If you're still trying to figure out if homebrewing is for you, grab a turkey fryer! You'll love it!

If you already KNOW howmebrewing is for you (I knew after batch three and 20 gallons of apfelwein I was going all the way) then spend some money in a high powered burner and a nice LARGE kettle (aluminum is fine!) because the speed and efficiency will pay for itself after a few batches.

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