Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
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Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
Posted by Chicken on 4/11 at 9:32 am
As I had indicated last month, I was having some trouble with my old burner that was approaching 17 years old. At a recent boil, it took this old burner 60 minutes to bring 40-50 quarts of cold water to a boil (I have a 100 qt pot). This ultimately led to me overcooking my crawfish.

So, I came here seeking advice about new burners. In my research, I had come across the Double Jet Burner. Lowes was selling them, and the product advertised its ability to quickly boil water in large pots.

Some on the Food board were skeptical, and there was concern that the regulator on this thing would freeze up.

But, alas, I tried it out at a recent boil for my kids' school, and it was the MVP of the day. I was able to get the initial cold water boiling in 15 minutes...yes, 15 minutes!

The regulator and side of the propane tank did get cold, but it never froze up...we didn't have it on full blast.

With thing thing, I could crank out a new batch every 30-35 minutes after the first batch.

The black paint on the burner did burn off, and you wonder why they even paint the thing. And it left some pretty good scorch marks on bottom of the pot. And sure, it is loud...but it has totally made me rethink how I plan out my boils...it is a game changer!




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Posted by OTIS2 on 4/11 at 9:34 am to Chicken
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And sure, it is loud
Impresses the chicks...



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Posted by Winkface on 4/11 at 9:37 am to Chicken
Cool. My parents just gave my husband one of those for his bday. We will probably try it out this weekend.


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Posted by Politiceaux on 4/11 at 9:37 am to Chicken
I love my double jet burner. Can't see myself going back to single.


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Posted by s14suspense on 4/11 at 9:38 am to OTIS2
Good deal. Glad that worked out for you.


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Posted by Lookin4Par on 4/11 at 9:38 am to Chicken
How much did you spend?


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Posted by BMoney on 4/11 at 9:42 am to Chicken
I just got that same one a few weeks ago as well. Worked great for a crawfish boil, and I've brewed twice with it. Both brew days have gone by much faster since I've been able to get the water and then the wort heated up a LOT faster.

Like you, the black paint burned off on my first use. But I really don't care.



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Posted by Chicken on 4/11 at 9:43 am to Lookin4Par
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How much did you spend?
$60



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Posted by Winkface on 4/11 at 9:44 am to Chicken
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we didn't have it on full blast
I take it this is key?



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Posted by Chicken on 4/11 at 9:46 am to Winkface
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Cool. My parents just gave my husband one of those for his bday. We will probably try it out this weekend.
it will give off odor on first use as it burns off paint...annoying but not a big deal.

I had four batches (I did vegatables by themselves first, then three sacks), and used one tank. Like I said, I didn't crank up to full blast...didn't need to. But keep an extra propane on standby just in case.



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Posted by Motorboat on 4/11 at 9:47 am to Chicken
Nice. Now just wait for everyone here to tell you how you're boiling them wrong.


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Posted by AlxTgr on 4/11 at 9:49 am to Chicken
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And sure, it is loud
I'm still searching for the compromise. I have words to use!



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Posted by dustinm27 on 4/11 at 10:00 am to Chicken
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How much did you spend?
$60


where from?



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Posted by AlxTgr on 4/11 at 10:01 am to dustinm27
Lowes. Sam's has them too. Not sure on the price there.


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Posted by TheWiz on 4/11 at 10:05 am to Chicken
You need one of these:



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Posted by TexasTiger on 4/11 at 10:11 am to dustinm27
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where from?


Academy sells them.



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Posted by tetu on 4/11 at 10:52 am to TheWiz
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You need one of these:
why? List of advantages? Also, cost of this vs traditional setup.



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Posted by Chicken on 4/11 at 10:55 am to tetu
That thing would be a pain in the arse to store for most people...


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Posted by alajones on 4/11 at 10:55 am to Chicken
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The black paint on the burner did burn off, and you wonder why they even paint the thing.
I've always figured it was so the thing wasn't rusted by the time it got to you. Mine (13 years) is covered in rust now.



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Posted by jmtigers on 4/11 at 10:56 am to tetu
I thought everyone used a jet burner already? I don't see anything different in a double and single jet burner.


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