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Old 05-03-2008, 03:15 AM   #1
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At my local Home Depot they have the Bayou Burner. I think it's something like 155,000 BTU, so I know it will brew some beer. However, they also have the one with a 30qt. turkey fryer pot for like $15 more bucks. It seems really light and thin when I pulled it out of the box. My other option is an old keg. Only thing is I have no idea how to get the top off the keg. (I am sure it's on here somewhere). What's the best better option cheap turkey fryer pot or old keg?

 
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:22 AM   #2
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:41 AM   #3
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Depends on how big of a pot you need. The keggle is obviously a better, stronger kettle but if you're only doing 5 gallon batches your evaporation is real high and it's just overkill.

 
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:43 AM   #4
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Depends on how big of a pot you need. The keggle is obviously a better, stronger kettle but if you're only doing 5 gallon batches your evaporation is real high and it's just overkill.
It may be overkill, but I love my keggle.
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Old 05-03-2008, 11:15 AM   #5
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Spend the $15 and get the cooker pot and use it until you get the top cut out of the keggle. The pots are a lot more rugged than you might think.

 
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:10 PM   #6
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I have both, and use both frequently. One isn't necessarily better than the other.

If you like a light pot that heats up quickly, go with the turkey fryer pot. But you are going to also need some foam control (aka Fermcap) drops to manage your boil-overs.

If you want a lot of volume in a sturdy, heavy pot, the keggle is very nice. But boiling and cooling isn't as quick.

 
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:25 AM   #7
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I use my turkey fryer pot for heating water, but I bought a ten gallon pot for doing the actual boil. That extra inch or two is important for keeping all your home brew, as I learned when I ejected 2 quarts on to my deck with a boil over.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:00 AM   #8
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I bought the same kit and have been very happy with it, and the kettle is very sturdy. I know I'll probably upgrade to a keggle or larger pot at some point, but for now the 30qt(7.5g) pot works great for full boils. When I decide to get a larger kettle, the old aluminum one will become a hot water tank or i'll use if for collecting runnings. If you already have a keggle or a big kettle, go for the larger burner!
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:52 PM   #9
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This morning I was doing my honey-do list. And I had to run out to Home Depot to get some fence. I picked up the burner with pot for $37.
The directions say to keep the propane tank 25' from the burner. But the hose that comes with it is only maybe 3' long. How dangerous would it be to use the short hose? Should I go get a longer one?
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:56 PM   #10
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This morning I was doing my honey-do list. And I had to run out to Home Depot to get some fence. I picked up the burner with pot for $37.
The directions say to keep the propane tank 25' from the burner. But the hose that comes with it is only maybe 3' long. How dangerous would it be to use the short hose? Should I go get a longer one?
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I use the short hose that came with mine and have not had any problems.

 
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