I was going to use a old aluminum turkey fryer too put my wax in and wax my traps. Will this work or will the aluminum contaminate the wax? I figure I can seal this up and reuse every year I cleaned the fryer out real good Thanks
Thanks everyone. What I was going to do was put water in a old galvanized canner and place the turkey fryer inside it and melt the wax using the hot water. That way I would be sure not to get the wax too hot and burn it.
Just don't get the fire too hot. If you boil your wax over it might hit the flames and melt your aluminum pot.
I don't think so. It takes a very hot flame to melt aluminum. According to the internet 1220 degrees F. 660C.
If my cousin was on here you could ask him about using an aluminum pan last year. Lol. We use a 3/16" thick steel grate with 1" wide webs for our pit. Last year he didn't realize that there was water in the wax pan. Apparently a lot. I didn't watch him put it on, but I can tell you that when it reached a boil the water exploded with the wax send piles of wax into the fire. It got so hot that the grate turned molten orange and sagged to the ground (we had blocks down the sides) and the aluminum pot melted down half way right through the grate. If my dad didn't scrap it, I would post you a picture of it. Lol. Probably would have happened with any type of pot though. There was about 20lbs of wax in it and it all burnt in the fire. It looked like we had a bonfire going with no wood. Haha. First disaster I have ever had boiling traps. The blocks fell right to pieces on the inside half of the and all of them were cracked in multiple places. We didn't get to do our traps that day. Lol.