Propane turkey fryer for poultry scalder???

blueberrier1September 19, 2008

Has anyone used a propane turkey fryer for heating the water to scald poultry?

If so, what brands/models/suggestions? Would like one with a thermostat if possible. I usually scald and pluck 4-6 birds at a time and usually am a solo worker. Current birds are cornish cross -and later will be Delaware and Barred Rocks.

Have heard of folks using these as canners as well.

Read that the specs were altered mid 2007 for safety: now an auto shut-off.

OR, would you just buy a large outdoor propane burner and select a large cooking pot?

cj

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mxbarbie(pnw BC 5)

The lady that butchered my last batch of chickens uses one, She has a thermometer with a wire in the water to moniter temperature, if it gets too hot she adds cold water from the hose (kept handy) to cool it down. seems to work well. I don't know what brand it is just looks like a run of the mill outdoor burner with a large stock pot.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 1:35AM
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carmen_grower_2007(4/5)

When we raised meat birds we used the propane turkey thing for shrink-wrapping the cleaned birds. It was just great.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 8:06AM
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blueberrier1

Plan to look for the separate burner and giant pot.

Carmen, mind sharing your shrink wrap technique? What was your source for large bags? web or local? Do not have a vacuum 'foodsaver(?)' system. Suggestions?

Would like to process some of these birds to roaster size-so they would be frozen whole.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 10:01AM
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