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ryan_boc

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I'm working on switching to all grain and am looking to buy a turkey fryer kit to handle the full boil. Is the 32 quart kettle large enough to boil the 7 gallons of water needed to brew?

I'm really trying to get this on a budget (having to save for a wedding at the moment) and I really can't see spending $200+ for a kettle and burner. Any suggestions?
 

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I started with a 32 quart kettle. It works fine. I used a Dremel to make a mark at 7 gallons and another one at 5.75 gallons (that's when I drop in the immersion chiller). Just keep a spray bottle handy and you won't have boil overs.

Here it is in action.

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Like Ed said it'll work but you'll have to watch it like a hawk. You'll get tired of watching it so closely and you'll eventually want a bigger pot.

I'd say a minimum of 9 gal. (36 qt.) 10 gal. (40 qt) is better.

It's cheaper in the long run to buy the right equipment the first time. Rather than just getting something cheap that you won't be happy with.
 

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Hit your local Micro brew pups they sometimes have kegs that the valve is stripped or its dented to much . Friend picked 2 up last summer for 15 bucks each. Distributers too, they sometimes get kegs back that belong to brewery's that are not in business anymore.

Also try here http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=38

they sell keggles and raw kegs at good prices. You could do the this for well under 200. turkey fryer 45 $ keggle 65 + shipping
 
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morebeer4me said:
Hit your local Micro brew pups they sometimes have kegs that the valve is stripped or its dented to much . Friend picked 2 up last summer for 15 bucks each. Distributers too, they sometimes get kegs back that belong to brewery's that are not in business anymore.

Also try here http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=38

they sell keggles and raw kegs at good prices. You could do the this for well under 200. turkey fryer 45 $ keggle 65 + shipping
I want to personally extend my thanks to you for sending me to that site! I just got a great deal on a 15.5 gallon keggle, and the last one too!

Cheers! :mug:
 
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