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Has anybody had luck brewing, using a turkey fryer instead of a stock pot on
the stove.

I friend of mine told me he started using one with an aluminum pot. I was a
little concerned for the use of aluminum and the heat of the fryer style.



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Richard wrote:
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Many, many people do this.  The AL pot is not a concern, AFAIAC.  The
health concerns have been disproven to my satisfaction, and the AL has
no effect on the taste of the beer.

    ----------->Denny
--
Life begins at 60...1.060, that is.

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Four successful brews with a turkey fryer that came with the AL pot. No off
flavors, and I have done full boils.
--
Deacon


| Richard wrote:
| >
| > Has anybody had luck brewing, using a turkey fryer instead of a stock
pot on
| > the stove.
| >
| > I friend of mine told me he started using one with an aluminum pot. I
was a
| > little concerned for the use of aluminum and the heat of the fryer
style.
|
|
| Many, many people do this.  The AL pot is not a concern, AFAIAC.  The
| health concerns have been disproven to my satisfaction, and the AL has
| no effect on the taste of the beer.
|
| ----------->Denny
| --
| Life begins at 60...1.060, that is.



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Read this article for Al brewpots.
http://byo.com/mrwizard/1019.html

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I also just brewed with the pot that came with my fryer. Although it's
not finished carbonating, I didn't notice a difference in the taste
when I was bottling it.
In fact, I'm thinking of drilling a whole and adding a ball valve, to
make it easier to drain. Is this feasible with aluminum? Or are the
walls too thin, which (I think) would prevent the valve from being
tight?

Dave
www.homebrew-exchange.com


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In short, yes you can add a valve to the aluminum pot.  Check around for
a "Zymico weldless fitting" - that's the easiest route to go.  You can
do it yourself for a little cheaper, but probably not enuf to matter.





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I don't know how thin your pot is, but the one that came with my fryer
is like someone folded up some heavy duty alum foil.

I wouldn't want to put those weldless fittings into the pot that came
with my fryer.  That pot is way too thin.  I just got done putting 12
of them into 3 converted kegs; trust me, you'd pull your hair out
putting them into a pot that's too thin.  They were hard enough to get
into the kegs without leaking.  They work, but they require a lot
patience and tinkering.  buy some extra o-rings when you do it, you're
bound to screw a couple up and they're like 95 cents for 2 of them.


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