water heating element to scald

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kulangi, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. kulangi

    kulangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I want to process few of my chickens and want to know what is the best water heating element that I can use to boil the water to 140-150 F in a galvanized bucket. I don't want to buy a scalder because it is too expensive. I think a good portable water heating element should do the work.

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  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just use a large enameled pot on a propane burner. (same one I use for deep frying the turkey) My Grandmother just heated a big canning pot on the wood stove. On the farm for scalding hogs, they used an old cast iron bathtub with a wood fire underneath.
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get a fish fryer stand for about $20.
     
  4. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    One of the best & cheapest way's is to use a turkey fryer set up, the stand is sturdy and will hold a bigger stronger pot if you ever wanted to up grade, it's easy to use and safe not to mention fast. I don't think a galvanized bucket is a good choice, most times if your using a high powered flame burner it can litteraly melt the bottom, just use the aluminum pot that comes with the fryer idea. You can buy used ones without the propane cylinder for dirt cheap at a variety of sourses.

    AL
     
  5. kulangi

    kulangi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where do you get the fish fryer for $20?
     
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Where do you get the fish fryer for $20?

    You can get any kind of that stuff at, flea market's, Garage sales, Freecycle, craigslist, e-bay and all other sorts of places, just gotta keep your eyes peeled.

    AL
     
  7. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where do you get the fish fryer for $20?

    You can get any kind of that stuff at, flea market's, Garage sales, Freecycle, craigslist, e-bay and all other sorts of places, just gotta keep your eyes peeled.

    AL

    Or even 2 for $15, if you are as good at yard saling as my wife. [​IMG]

    How you doin', Al? Ain't seen you lately. You forget about us Okies? [​IMG]
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:You can get any kind of that stuff at, flea market's, Garage sales, Freecycle, craigslist, e-bay and all other sorts of places, just gotta keep your eyes peeled.

    AL

    Or even 2 for $15, if you are as good at yard saling as my wife. [​IMG]

    How you doin', Al? Ain't seen you lately. You forget about us Okies? [​IMG]

    Yeah Jim I remember that find Erlene did do well on that one, been around a little just haven't had much to contribute to all the Foo-Foo chatter that's all.

    AL
     
  9. Subgauge

    Subgauge Out Of The Brooder

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    Melt the bottom out of a bucket filled with water HA thats a good one.

    What kind of a burner do you have?
     
  10. spartacus_63

    spartacus_63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Melt the bottom out of a bucket filled with water HA thats a good one.

    Especially since the target temp is 140-150 degrees. [​IMG]
     

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