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lostspring

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I had a Brinkman turkey frier given to me. I adapted the grill to let my kettle(heavy aluminum) set flat on it. I did not change the the height of the grill. Can anyone give me an idea as to how long to bring 5 gals of water to a boil.
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It depends on how big the burner is. I have a 160,000 btu burner and I get 7.5 g rolling in 20 mins.
 

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There is no way to give you a time frame for boil since so many factors come into play. There's your burner output, outside temperature, wind condition if the lid is on during pre-boil etc. I would defiantly fill her up and time how long it takes for reference, remember you need more then 5 gallons of water for a 1 hour rolling boil as some will evaporate. I usually use 6 gallons of water.
 

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I use a turkey burner, one with the cast iron burner. It's about 50,000 BTU and will boil 6 gallons in 45 minutes or so.
 

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I have a burner that was originally part of a turkey frying kit. I have no idea how many btu's etc but it flames up like a damn rocket about to take off and brings my 5 gallons to a boil PDQ. When I moved from inside brewing to outside brewing I saved at b---load of time.

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I must have a faulty one or a very small one. 1 1/2hr later and the best I can get is 180deg.with 6 gals of water. The flame is no bigger then the one on the cook stove. I thought about trying to insulate my kettle but I don't think there is enough heat there. I can't imangine getting cooking oil up to 350 degs with this burner.
 

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Sounds like something is wrong. No turkey fryin' burner is going to be that weak.

Stupid question but, is the gas bottle full?

Is there perhaps a problem with the gas line or something messing up the flow?

Dennis
 

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I must have a faulty one or a very small one. 1 1/2hr later and the best I can get is 180deg.with 6 gals of water. The flame is no bigger then the one on the cook stove. I thought about trying to insulate my kettle but I don't think there is enough heat there. I can't imangine getting cooking oil up to 350 degs with this burner.
Sounds like there might be a problem with the regulator.
 
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Well I called the turkey fryer a lost cause. The last time I was in Rockford I stumbled across a brew store that I didn't know was there. Called him , he had a KAB4 for $69 so I went and picked it up. I really want this first brew to go right. so now it looks like Sunday morning is brew day.
Thanks for help guys
 
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OK I fired up the new burner for a test run this morning. Air temp was 23deg. Got 6gal of water to a full rolling boil in 32min. it would have been a little faster but I didn't catch the propane tank frosting up. Put it in a washtub with a couple gallons of hot water and off we went.
I see there is another post about the height of the "grill" on this model burner. Mine is like the other poster, 4" to the top.
Finally brew day is tommorrow, a Midwest kit-Big Ben Pale Ale
 

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I use a turkey burner, one with the cast iron burner. It's about 50,000 BTU and will boil 6 gallons in 45 minutes or so.
OTOH , yesterday I filled my 30QT turkey pot with ~6.6 gallons wort from my mashing+sparging processes. That alone brought the wort up to ~155F, so once I turned the gas on for the main pot, it only took about 15 minutes to reach first boil with an ambient outdoor temperature of about 45F.
 
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