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bam 11-21-2009 02:50 PM

How big a pot
 
To deep-fry a 22 lbs turkey how big a pot in qts. do I need?

Redheart 11-21-2009 03:22 PM

When I brine my 20 lb + birds, I use a 5 gallon bucket and usually only need to make 2 gallons of brine. That means it displaced 3 gallons or 12 qts..
I don't deep fry my birds but based on the math that would mean at least an 8 gal pot. Plus a safety factor. So I would think you would need at minium a 36 qt pot.

landarc 11-21-2009 04:34 PM

I use a 5 gallon Igloo cooler.

Redheart 11-21-2009 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by landarc (Post 1091982)
I use a 5 gallon Igloo cooler.

To DEEP FRY your turkey?

TN_BBQ 11-21-2009 06:09 PM

standard sized turkey pots will be plenty big enough. I want to say they are in the 30 quart range. A little taller and thinner than standard pots, which is a good thing.

My 30 quart turkey pot has plenty of room for a 22 lb turkey, although I only do <15lb. birds. Seems I read somewhere that the big birds aren't adviseable. Something to do with in the danger zone too long and the bird might dry out by the time the inner parts are up to temp.

landarc 11-21-2009 06:36 PM

Yes, very low and very slow. Dangit, misread the OP. I use an 8 gallon pot. Redheart threw me off and I am sticking to that story.

Redheart 11-21-2009 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by landarc (Post 1092064)
Yes, very low and very slow. Dangit, misread the OP. I use an 8 gallon pot.

8 gallon pot = 32 qts so my estimate at 36 qts was pretty good! :mrgreen:

Quote:

Originally Posted by landarc (Post 1092064)
Redheart threw me off and I am sticking to that story.

Sure blame it on me. :icon_smil or your reading glasses. :wink:

Bbq Bubba 11-21-2009 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by landarc (Post 1091982)
I use a 5 gallon Igloo cooler.

You've been seeing too many squirrels. :cool:

Redheart is mathamatically right on! (i think)

Figure about 3 1/2 - 4 gallons of oil to cover that size bird. :biggrin:

tmcmaster 11-22-2009 08:11 AM

Holy crap!!! Deep frying a 22 pound burd??? Wow... The biggest I have ever tried was about 16... Kudos on your cajones!!!


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