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LSUTigers1508
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What is the best size crawfish pot?


I currently have a 60qt that was handed down to me. I was thinking about 100qt.






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re: What is the best size crawfish pot?


a good rule of thumb is that a pot can cook half its quart-age in pounds of crawfish. for example a 60 quart pot can cook 30 lbs. most sacks are between 30-40 pounds so 60 is a little small in my opinion. 100 quarts leaves some extra room which is always a plus. PS the best price on crawfish pots is at Sam's Club.





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Politiceaux
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re: What is the best size crawfish pot?


All depends on how many folks you typically boil for.





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LSUTigers1508
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re: What is the best size crawfish pot?


I would like to fit a large sac in one pot.





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OTIS2
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You need an 80 minimum,then, but I'd get a 100 for ease.


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Catman88
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re: What is the best size crawfish pot?


One thing to consider...

With a smaller pot you can heat and cool the pot faster. I find 80qt to be the best size for this reason.







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Catman88
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re: What is the best size crawfish pot?


One thing to consider...

With a smaller pot you can heat and cool the pot faster. I find 80qt to be the best size for this reason.







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yellowfin
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re: What is the best size crawfish pot?


I use an 80 for backyard boils





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tetu
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re: What is the best size crawfish pot?


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One thing to consider...

With a smaller pot you can heat and cool the pot faster. I find 80qt to be the best size for this reason.


While this is true to initially bring it up to boil, if you have a 100 qt you have a higher water to crawfish ratio (assuming you are using the same amt of crawfish that you would in an 80) so the water doesn't cool down as much, allowing you to bring it back up to boil easy.


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PS the best price on crawfish pots is at Sam's Club.


$100 for 100qt
$170 for 160qt




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AlxTgr
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re: What is the best size crawfish pot?


It takes forever to get my two 80's to boil. I think I need better burners.





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OTIS2
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I think I need better burners
Yep. Look for a good jet model.






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bayoudude
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PS the best price on crawfish pots is at Sam's Club.


Definitely. That is where I got my 100 qt pot. Great size as it will handle any sack of crawfish and will also boil a whole box (about a bushel and a half) of crabs in one shot.






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Catman88
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While this is true to initially bring it up to boil, if you have a 100 qt you have a higher water to crawfish ratio (assuming you are using the same amt of crawfish that you would in an 80) so the water doesn't cool down as much, allowing you to bring it back up to boil easy.


But my point is YOU WANT it to cool down. Thats a very big key in producing juicy crawfish. Stopping the cooking process is an important step.






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AlxTgr
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Look for a good jet model.
I sacrifice boiling time for being able to have a conversation in my yard. Hate the noise of the jets.






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bayoudude
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Jets use a shitload more butane as well.





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OTIS2
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I sacrifice boiling time for being able to have a conversation in my yard. Hate the noise of the jets.
Wrong attitude, dude. You need to adopt the "My jet is more badass and louder than yours" outlook. Mine is damn loud, but I just set it up away from the crowd(usually), and get a pot to rollin' pretty damn quick....with a helluva roar.



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