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Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life

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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And sure, it is loud
Impresses the chicks...


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re: Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
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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I love my double jet burner. Can't see myself going back to single.


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s14suspense
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re: Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
Good deal. Glad that worked out for you.


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Lookin4Par
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re: Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
How much did you spend?


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re: Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
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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Chicken
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How much did you spend?
$60


Winkface
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we didn't have it on full blast
I take it this is key?


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Chicken
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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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Nice. Now just wait for everyone here to tell you how you're boiling them wrong.


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AlxTgr
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re: Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
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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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dustinm27
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How much did you spend?
$60


where from?


AlxTgr
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re: Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
Lowes. Sam's has them too. Not sure on the price there.


TheWiz
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re: Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
You need one of these:


TexasTiger
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where from?


Academy sells them.


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tetu
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You need one of these:
why? List of advantages? Also, cost of this vs traditional setup.


Chicken
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re: Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
That thing would be a pain in the arse to store for most people...


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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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jmtigers
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re: Using a Double Jet Burner for Crawfish Boils has changed my life
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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