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Old 09-25-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Hi-

I just procured a keg that I am planning to convert into a keggle. In bringing the keg home, I realized that the the keg is a bit too wide to sit on my turkey fryer burner. My burner has a ring welded to the housing that acts as a guard to prevent a pot from tipping off of the burner. I've never seen a burner like this one before.

Has anyone had a similar problem and what did you do to fix it? The obvious answer is to cut the ring off, I'm just throwing it out there to see if anyone had a more clever workaround.

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Old 09-25-2008, 05:07 PM   #2
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You could put a couple of pieces of flat steel on the ring and then place the keg on those. Have seen that done once or twice. Probably not a permanent solution but would get you by until one presents itself.



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Old 09-25-2008, 05:10 PM   #3
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I am tackling this situation this weekend. I intend to either expand the surface of the burner, or build a new one entirely.
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:42 PM   #4
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Just put a grill grate on the burner. That's what I did.

 
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Old 09-25-2008, 05:44 PM   #5
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Just put a grill grate on the burner. That's what I did.
Dont' forget that you're supporting around 60# of boiling liquid...and the weight of the keggle.
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This thread has some related info: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/pre-...31/#post847291
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:17 PM   #7
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Thanks for the ideas...I'm going to take a hard look at the situation tonight or this weekend...

 
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:04 PM   #8
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I have the same issue. I'm going to build a burner stand out of 12 gauge perforated angle iron. I'll then attach the burner head to that. It will give me a more stable platform, and lower the keggle so that it's easier to get the good stuff into it.



 
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