Used turkey fryer pot

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jasonclick

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I've got a turkey frying pot that I've been frying turkeys in for years. Can I use this same pot for beer or will the aluminum retain any smells of the turkey and peanut oil? Thanks!
 

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I'm not sure but I have used my aluminum brewing kettle to fry 3 turkeys with no ill effects. I would try it after a very through scrubbing and then building the needed oxidation layer in the pot.
 

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Thats what I use for now, it will not hurt anything. Clean it good then fill it up and boil for 30 minutes(think that is recommended time)
 

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Clean it very well, then boil water for a full hour in it - this gives it that oxidation layer to prevent off flavors from leaching intot he beer.
 

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I spoke with a guy one time who told me he used a turkey fryer setup for brewing and turkey frying, and he said he washed it good after frying turkeys and never noticed anything.

I used mine to boil a deer head so I could make a European mount of it, and then brewed with that pot and had no ill effects. Not sure if that relates much, but that's OK, I mainly wanted to make you sick.
 
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