From the back cover of Herrick Kimball’s book, Anyone Can Build a Whizbang Chicken Scalder:
Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer needs a good scalder to quickly and efficiently scald their homegrown poultry prior to plucking. Precise scalding translates to fast, complete, and easy plucking of feathers. But high-performance ready-made scalding equipment is much too expensive for your average small-scale poultry producer to justify. And no one has every come up with plans for an easy to make, relatively inexpensive, high-performance homemade scalder … until now.
In this book, down-home inventor Herrick Kimball, developer of the world famous Whizbang Plucker, tells you how to build your own Whizbang Chicken Scalder. This is the scalder that Kimball spent two years building, testing, tinkering, rebuilding, and retesting before he felt it was worthy of being called a Whizbang.
With your new Whizbang Scalder you’ll be able to program the exact water temperature you want, and the unit will automatically maintain that temperature within a four degree range. A continuous digital temperature display will allow you to easily monitor the water temperature at all times.
With the auto-dunking feature, you will be able to effortlessly dunk up to three chickens at a time, giving you a 120 chicken-per-hour capacity.
The Whizbang Scalder is sized to process chickens only. But the same burner, temperature controls, and dunker used to make the chicken scalder can be employed on a scalding tank with larger bird capacity.
This book tells you everything you need to know to make the ultimate homemade poultry scalder. Your Whizbang scalder will faithfully and precisely scald thousands of birds for years to come. Better yet, it will make poultry processing so much easier.
4 thoughts on “Anyone Can Build a Whizbang Chicken Scalder (Even You!)”
Yes, that’s the surprise, isn’t it?!
I wonder what year this was published? At first I assumed this was a book from, perhaps, the 1920s, but then I followed your link and see it is in print and on sale today!
Either, I guess, if your zoning allowed it.
Would this go in a backyard or in a barn? Very interesting if you can put it together-:)
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