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Cynch’s Turkey Frying Dos and Don’ts

Russ Joy - November 21, 2019

It seems hard to believe, but we’re just one week away from Thanksgiving. This is the first year I’ve considered doing the previously unthinkable: frying a turkey. There are a couple of perks if you opt to fry, including incomparably crispy skin and juicy meat without the fear of a dried out dud of a Thanksgiving Day turkey. Thanks to our friends at Cynch, the masters in utilizing propane in a variety of ways including patio heaters, we’re going to provide you the Do’s and Don’ts to help you fry your turkey safely. For an in-depth process and checklist, check out our Turkey Frying Guide.

Do: Dry Before You Fry

Unless you want a painful oil splatter burn for your troubles, make sure you dry the turkey before you fry it. Any water that comes in contact with the 325-350°F oil is going to bubble and potentially splatter up and out of the turkey pot onto the person lowering the bird into its oil bath. Dry before you fry.

Don’t: Fry a Frozen Turkey

This is one of the biggest errors a first time turkey fryer is likely to do. As mentioned in the first “Do”, any water that hits the oil is bound to splatter. Ice is even worse. Not only will it bubble in the oil, but it will immediately splatter. Giving your turkey between 24-48 hours to thaw prior to frying it is critical to preventing an oil splatter disaster.

Do: Determine the Appropriate Oil Level

Your turkey pot will provide an appropriate guideline for the size of the bird to use. Don’t go crazy looking for the biggest turkey you can find. Also remember to place your thawed turkey in the pot first, fill in water until its entirely submerged, and mark the level. That’ll give you a second confirmation as to the max fill line for your oil. Of course, dry your turkey off afterward.

Don’t: Pour Water on an Oil Fire

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Fry Your Turkey Safely with Cynch

Russ Joy - November 13, 2019

We’re just fifteen days away from Thanksgiving, which means one thing: horrifying videos of people failing to properly fry a turkey. It doesn’t have to be difficult and our friends at Cynch are here to help you fry your turkey safely. They’re masters in utilizing propane in a variety of ways -including fueling your patio heaters to make use of your outdoor space as the temperatures drop- so they know the best and safest way to do it.

Let’s get some basics out of the way. Before you ever consider frying a turkey, consider the following:

What You Need to Fry a Turkey

In order to safely fry a turkey, you’ll need the following:

  • A large outdoor space with adequate distance from your house, trees, and any garage or awning.
  • Tarps or cardboard to cover an 8-foot radius to protect the ground or concrete from permanent oil stains. The splatter zone for a turkey fry typically extends to a 5-foot radius, so this expanded size should prevent any staining issues.
  • A fire extinguisher.
  • A long-stemmed thermometer.
  • An AmeriGas propane tank for each turkey you plan on frying.
  • A thawed turkey, patted dry.
  • A turkey pot.
  • A burner to heat the pot.
  • Plenty of oil, preferably peanut or safflower.

How to Fry a Turkey

In order to safely fry your turkey, you’ll first need to prepare the bird.

Dry Before You Fry

Never under any circumstances should you place a frozen turkey into hot oil. Doing so is incredibly dangerous and a sure-fire way to cause splattering and a Thanksgiving Day disaster. Give your turkey 24-48 hours to thaw prior to hand-drying the inside and outside. They key is to eliminate any exterior/interior moisture, to prevent splattering. Also, make sure to follow your turkey pot’s instruction manual as it pertains to the size of the turkey. Don’t try to use a bigger bird than recommended. Doing so could cause an overflow of hot oil.

Use a High-Quality Oil

Your turkey is going to fry at a temperature around 350°F. One of the best ways to ensure a safe fry is by using a high-quality oil with a high smoke point, such as peanut or safflower oil. Using a high smoke point oil such as peanut or safflower oil is vital to preventing a fire as neither are easily ignitable.

Do Not Overfill Your Turkey Pot with Oil

Assuming you follow the turkey pot’s instruction manual and follow the turkey size guidelines, you should be able to fill your pot to the marked oil line. To be safe, you can also place your turkey into the pot and fill it with water until the turkey is entirely submerged. Then remove your turkey, mark the line and dry out the inside of the pot. Fill the pot with oil to your marked line and wait until the temperature of the oil is between 325-350°F.

Always Fry Your Turkey Outside

As mentioned above, there’s going to be a splash radius of roughly five feet from the turkey pot. It’s critical that you fry the turkey outside, away from your home or garage, and any overhanging tree branches or dry trees. You should also refrain from frying your turkey on a wooden deck or similar structure, as overflowing or spilled oil could result in a fire. Be sure to cover an 8-foot radius with tarps or cardboard to prevent any permanent oil stains on the ground below.

Be Safe

Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher on hand. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire. Follow the steps above and as seen in the video below in order to safely fry your turkey. Enjoy!

Dont forget to order your Cynch tank to be fully prepared. Use our promo code ITSLIT5 to get your first tank exchange for only $10!

Fuel Your Backyard Tailgate with Propane Delivery for Just $10 Thanks to Cynch

Russ Joy - September 11, 2019

Last week was an excellent weekend for tailgating in Happy Valley and down at the Linc. This week you face a conundrum. Sure, you could make the trip across the state to support the the Nittany Lions or the Panthers, but -let’s be honest- you might be better off taking in the game from home. There’s no doubt whatsoever that that should be your plan on Sunday. The Birds don’t play ’til a Sunday Night tilt against Atlanta and the weather’s going to be decent enough to get some grilling in. With lower temperatures around the corner, crack out those shorts and turn up those dials.

The best part is our friends at Amerigas can fuel your backyard tailgate with their propane delivery service Cynch. That’s right, Cynch will deliver a new propane tank to your home and haul away that disgusting, crusty mess of a tank you’ve been using all summer for just $10. You choose where to leave your tank and the fine folks from Cynch will take that old propane tank away and bring you a brand-new propane tank full of the fuel your grill needs to reach peak performance.

Give it a try today! Click HERE and enter the Crossing Broad promo code “ItsLit5” to get your first propane delivery for just $10! That’s right, leave any empty propane tank outside, and they’ll exchange it with a new tank delivered to your home for just $10.

Thanks for our friends at Cynch, you can focus on your backyard tailgate prep. That means more time for cornhole, ladder golf, beer, brats, and burgers. Happy grilling!

Fuel Your First Tailgate for Just $10 Thanks to Propane Delivery from Cynch!

Russ Joy - September 5, 2019

It’s finally here. The time we’ve all been waiting for. Football is back. Whether you’re heading out to Happy Valley on Saturday, the Linc on Sunday, or hosting a tailgate from the comfort of your backyard, there’s nothing quite like lighting the grill and watching your favorite team. While you’re painting your face, prepping your food and beverage situation, you realize there’s a critical element you’ve forgotten: your propane tank. Have you grilled all summer? Maybe you’re worried it’s running on empty. Is your tank collecting cobwebs in the shed? Buried under Christmas decorations in the garage? It doesn’t matter! Get that old tank out and get it replaced at home in the least stressful propane exchange of your life.

Our friends at AmeriGas have rolled out their new propane home delivery service, Cynch, in order to make your propane purchase so much easier. Cynch will deliver a new propane tank to your front door and haul away your empty tank! That’s right. You choose where to leave your tank and the fine folks from Cynch will take that nasty, greasy, cobweb-laden propane tank away and bring you a brand-spankin’-new propane tank full of the fuel your grill needs to reach peak performance.

Give it a try today! Click HERE and enter the Crossing Broad promo code “ItsLit5” to get your first propane delivery for just $10! That’s right, leave any empty propane tank outside, and they’ll exchange it with a new tank delivered to your home for just $10.

Thanks for our friends at Cynch, you can focus on your gameday prep, cornhole, beer, and burgers. Happy grilling!

Win a Suite for 20 to a Phillies Game Thanks to Cynch Propane Delivery

Russ Joy - September 4, 2019

There’s nothing quite like baseball in the fall. The leaves start changing, the evenings get a calming chill, you have an excuse to throw on a hoodie by the fire, and the Phillies keep you entertained at night. Maybe you’ve made it out to Citizens Bank Park this season on a sweltering summer day to see Bryce Harper run through walls and deposit baseballs into the outfield seats. Perhaps you attended a chilly spring game to see Aaron Nola dominate the opposing bats. It’s possible you were just waiting for the perfect opportunity to make it down to CBP. That time has come.

Our friends at Cych are delivering propane to the Greater Philadelphia area, ensuring your cookout will go off without a hitch. We’ve been huge fans of their service and now they’ve partnered with the Phillies and Greg “The Bull” Luzinski to offer an incredible experience at the ballpark.

What’s the experience you ask? How does a suite at Citizens Bank Park for 20 of your friends and family sound? It gets even better. Not only will you and your crew get to experience a late season game (9/28 vs. the Marlins) when wins are of the utmost importance, but Bull’s BBQ will cater the event and Greg “The Bull” Luzinski himself will make an appearance!

Click HERE to register for a chance to win this incredible package.

If you’ve somehow not heard of our friends at Cynch by Amerigas, now is as good of a time as ever to learn about their incredible propane delivery and exchange service. That’s right. No more dragging your empty propane tank to your local supplier, dropping $20-30, heaving the new one into your trunk, and carrying it out to your backyard. What a pain! Thanks to Cynch’s propane delivery service, you won’t have to take a tank for an exchange ever again, and you certainly won’t have to pay that much. Simply head over to their site, enter the Crossing Broad promo code “ItsLit5” and set up your first exchange for just $10!

Lock in Your Labor Day Propane Delivery for Just $10 with Cynch!

Russ Joy - August 29, 2019

Labor Day is just days away and now is the perfect time to get everything in order for your cookout. Of course, there’s one problem: your propane tank. Maybe yours has been collecting dust and cobwebs in the shed throughout this record-setting hot summer. Perhaps, if you’re like me, you’ve been grilling through the pain. Either way, it’s probably best to ensure your propane tank won’t run out with the cookout on the line.

Labor Day is one of the best days all year to flex your grilling muscles and impress those around you. Time on this summer is running out. This is your moment. Don’t let those burgers go uncooked. Don’t feed your friends and family raw bratwursts and floppy, boiled hotdogs. Let our friends at Cynch deliver a brand-new, full propane tank to your home and haul away your old tank for just $10!

Our friends at AmeriGas have rolled out their new propane home delivery service, Cynch, in order to make your propane purchase so much easier.

Give it a try today! Order now and you can get a brand-new, full propane tank delivered by Saturday! Click HERE and enter the Crossing Broad promo code “ItsLit5” to get your first propane delivery for just $10! That’s right, leave any empty propane tank outside, and they’ll exchange it with a new tank delivered to your home for just $10. If you’re lucky, maybe Phillies great Greg “The Bull” Luzinski will deliver it himself:

Prepping for Your Labor Day Cookout is a Cynch with Propane Delivery for Just $10

Russ Joy - August 22, 2019

We’re less than two weeks away from Labor Day and now is the perfect time to get everything in order for your cookout. Of course, there’s one problem: your propane tank. Now, maybe yours has been collecting dust and cobwebs in the shed through this wicked hot summer or perhaps you’ve been grilling up a storm this summer. Either way, it’s probably best to ensure your propane tank won’t run out with the cookout on the line.

Don’t let those burgers go uncooked. Don’t feed your friends and family raw chicken. Let our friends at Cynch deliver a brand-new, full propane tank to your home and haul away your old tank for just $10!

Our friends at AmeriGas have rolled out their new propane home delivery service, Cynch, in order to make your propane purchase so much easier.

Give it a try today! Click HERE and enter the Crossing Broad promo code “ItsLit5” to get your first propane delivery for just $10! That’s right, leave any empty propane tank outside, and they’ll exchange it with a new tank delivered to your home for just $10. Heck, maybe Phillies great Greg “The Bull” Luzinski will deliver it himself:

Make Sure Your College Cookout is a Cynch with $10 Propane Delivery and Exchange

Russ Joy - August 8, 2019

The summer is beginning to wind down. The return to school is just around the corner for thousands in our area. Maybe you’ve just enrolled in a class and you’re looking forward to that first cookout at your off-campus apartment. The problem? You just realized your propane tank ran out at the end of the Spring semester. Your buddy is too lazy to lug it to the local convenience store. Good news. Our friends at Cych are delivering propane to the Greater Philadelphia area, ensuring your cookout will go off without a hitch.

That’s right. No more relying on your roommate/significant other to drag that empty propane tank to your local supplier, struggling to get it out of the car, only to drop $20-30, heave the new one into the trunk, and carry it out to your backyard. You won’t ever have to take a tank for an exchange ever again, and you certainly won’t have to pay that much.

In addition to the growing list of Crossing Broad readers and podcast listeners who have reached out to tell us how great the delivery service is, Phillies great Greg “The Bull” Luzinski has gotten in on the action!

Our friends at AmeriGas have rolled out their new propane home delivery service, Cynch, in order to make your propane purchase so much easier. Cynch will deliver a new propane tank to your front door and haul away your empty tank!

Give it a try today! Click HERE and enter the Crossing Broad promo code “ItsLit5” to get your first propane delivery for just $10! That’s right, leave any empty propane tank outside, and they’ll exchange it with a new tank delivered to your home for just $10.