How much propane is needed to deep fry a turkey?

In addition to the turkey pot and the burner you’ll need a 5-gallon propane tank and a long-stemmed thermometer. If you’re going to deep fry a bunch of turkeys you’d better have two or three propane tanks on hand. Set the propane tank as far away from the burner as the connections will allow.

How long will a propane tank run a turkey fryer?

Generally speaking you will have a 40,000 btu to 80,000 btu burner and you will not run it on high for very long or you will ignite the grease. You can probably get 10–12 hours burn time from a 20 pound tank easily.

Will one propane tank fry a turkey?

Yes. Not sure yet how much propane is used per bird. I have already cooked 2 turkeys about that size, and about to cook a 3rd. … More than enough, I have cooked at least four different turkeys and a roast on a single tank, I’m sure you can even cook more… But I never like to take the chance.

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How many gallons of oil does it take to fry a 20 pound turkey?

20 Pound Turkey* – Use 5 to 6 gallons of oil and cook for 3 minutes per pound. 22 Pound Turkey* – Use 5 to 6 gallons of oil and cook for 3 minutes per pound.

How many quarts do you need to fry a 20 pound turkey?

Here’s how to choose the right size pot: 26-quart: for frying a 12- to 14-pound turkey. 34-quart: for frying a 14- to 20-pound turkey. 40-quart: for turkeys larger than 20 pounds.

How much propane does a big easy use?

The Big Easy can only be used with a standard 20 lb propane tank.

Which end of turkey goes in fryer first?

The turkey should be placed in basket neck end first. Slowly lower basket into hot oil to completely cover turkey. Maintain the temperature of the oil at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and cook turkey for 3 1/2 minutes per pound, about 45 minutes.

What temperature do you drop a turkey in a fryer?

Bring the temperature of the oil to 250 degrees F. Once the temperature has reached 250, slowly lower the bird into the oil and bring the temperature to 350 degrees F. Once it has reached 350, lower the heat in order to maintain 350 degrees F. After 35 minutes, check the temperature of the turkey using a probe …

How much oil do I need to deep fry a 12 pound turkey?

Place the pot on the burner and clip the deep-fry thermometer to the side of the pot. Fill the pot with peanut or canola oil up to the mark you made earlier—you’ll need 4 to 5 gallons to fry a 12- to 14-pound turkey in a 30-quart pot.

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How long do you deep fry a 16 pound turkey?

Remember this rule of thumb when learning how to deep fry a turkey: each pound of turkey needs about 3 to 4 minutes to cook. That means a 12 pound turkey can take about 45 minutes, and a 16 pound turkey can take almost an hour!

How long does it take to deep fry a 20lb turkey?

Since turkeys should be deep fried for 3 1/2 – 4 minutes per pound, a 20 lb. turkey will take 1 hour and 10-20 minutes.