Double Duty

Anybody use their brew kettle for anything else? I was planning on a doing a fish fry with my turkey fryer setup. Discussing with some friends, they wondered if the flavor might make into my beer. Should I rethink my fish fry?

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Do you have a valve on your kettle? If so, are all the parts rated for frying temps?

I’ve done a shrimp boil in my old boil kettle. It was an aluminum turkey frier set up. I wasn’t real fond of doing it, but didn’t have any other options. I cleaned it up real well and it never transferred any flavors. I’ll be doing another shrimp boil soon, but now that kettle is only for heating mash water. I still would rather not use if I had any other options.

[quote=“mvsawyer”]Anybody use their brew kettle for anything else? I was planning on a doing a fish fry with my turkey fryer setup. Discussing with some friends, they wondered if the flavor might make into my beer. Should I rethink my fish fry?

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I made 2 gallons of ice tea with my brew pot and then cooled it with my IC. I could have brewed one gallon of strong tea and dilluted but i was looking to get maximum tea flavor utilization by doing a full boil.

I dont know about using the brew pot. Fried fish is good but fried fish ale not so much. or maybe…

Thanks all. I’ve got another smaller pot I can use on the burner instead so I’ll just go with that. It might be a fun experiment to make a Bass Ale but I don’t want to ruin the pot to try.

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I keep spare pots around for my shrimp boils, fish frying, and fried turkey. No way I would chance my expensive BK. I think your making the right call. Not to mention getting rid of all of the residual oil can be fun.

I used my keggle for boiling down maple sap to syrup once…three years ago…and still occasionally pick up a “maple ghost” if I heat too vigorously. I’ve cleaned the keggle with everything and extensively for years…never again.