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Old 12-23-2008, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default What do you think of this set up (fryer)

Ok just looking for a good fryer as I don't think my stove (glass) will handle a 30+Qt pot.
What do you think of this 35 Gal set up? It's even got a drain.. I could replace with a ball valve or could this work?

I think 35 Qt should be large enough for a 5 gal finnish boil.

Your input appreciated.

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Old 12-23-2008, 05:19 PM   #2
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I like the top of that thing, virtually makes boilovers null. 35qt will be plenty for a 5gal boil, I use a 32qt tamale steamer for 5 gal boils.

It may be difficult to swap out the drain on it, it's worth looking into though if not only for the pot and burner setup.


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Old 12-23-2008, 05:38 PM   #3
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it would also be difficult to upgrade to a new kettle if you ever wanted to.
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Old 12-23-2008, 05:39 PM   #4
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it would also be difficult to upgrade to a new kettle if you ever wanted to.
Ahh I didnt see that part.... I think a good grinder could fix that
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Are you planning on using that burner? 50,000 BTU's seems low to me for a 5 gallon boil.
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Old 12-23-2008, 07:56 PM   #6
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I really like how that's set up. I have been keeping my eye on it at Lowe's waiting for it to go on sale. No luck yet.
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That setup is awesome, I would go for it.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:22 PM   #8
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Read the Reviews on the Link you posted, it sounds like most were pretty unhappy with it.
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Are you planning on using that burner? 50,000 BTU's seems low to me for a 5 gallon boil.
My SQ14 is 55K. It gets 8 gallons to boil in 12-15 minutes.
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My SQ14 is 55K. It gets 8 gallons to boil in 12-15 minutes.
+1. The SQ14 is a perfectly acceptable burner at 55K. 50K will be fine.


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