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tiger rag 93
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Basket for 100 qt. crawfish pot


I recently acquired a 100 qt. crawfish pot with burner from my pops. The only problem is the basket he gave me is about 25 qts. I was wondering were in BR would be a good place to purchase just a basket for the 100 qt. pot.

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Motorboat
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At the camp
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Basket for 100 qt. crawfish pot


goodwood Hardware. Just get you a net





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W
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Baton Rouge
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re: Basket for 100 qt. crawfish pot


Screw an expensive basket.

A nylon bag works just fine.

Academy has them. The same kind of bags used to carry sports equipment (soccer, basketballs, etc.).






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sloopy
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re: Basket for 100 qt. crawfish pot


Seems like that would rip pretty easily.





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CHEDBALLZ
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My dad made went to a place that makes crab traps and had them make him one. Been using it for 20 years now. It's made of out the same thing minnow cages are made out of.





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BrotherEsau
Member since Aug 2011
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A nylon bag works just fine.


interesting, I'm intrigued. Never thought of this. Do you use one for everything, or crawfish in one, veggie in another? It doesn't keep them too close together? Got any pictures of someone doing this?






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W
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Basket for 100 qt. crawfish pot


quote:

Seems like that would rip pretty easily.


Most nylon is rip stop.

The bags work. I use one for the crawfish and a separate one for veggies.

Works like a charm. My bags have lasted multiple seasons.






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Cajunate
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Not sure about what's available in BR but if they have a restaurant supply store go there with the pot or measurements and they should be able to help you. I know I bought a heavy duty 100 qt. stock pot a while back and they do have baskets for it. If you come to New Orleans try Caire Restaurant Supply. Good prices too.






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W
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quote:

Got any pictures of someone doing this


No. I'm not the type that needs to collect a photo expose of my boils.

Maybe Pinterest can help.

Nylon drawstring bags work for any pot size and are much cheaper than the baskets.






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laslabjohn
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Also look up cajun rocket pot, they sale baskets only.





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W
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Baton Rouge
Member since Nov 2007
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Also look up cajun rocket pot, they sale baskets only.


I'm not gonna ever buy a basket.
My bags work damn well.






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tiger rag 93
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re: Basket for 100 qt. crawfish pot


Thanks for all of the suggestions!





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W
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re: Basket for 100 qt. crawfish pot


Bag photo:


Replace pictured contents with crawfish. Buy a clear one if blue scares you.






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ryan985
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Bags are great. Also allow for more crawfish because they don't take up space of basket





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jeepfreak
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re: Basket for 100 qt. crawfish pot


quote:

A nylon bag works just fine.


The nylon doesn't melt when it contacts the bottom of the pot?






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kennypowers816
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Houston
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The nylon bag idea doesn't sound like a terrible idea, but I've always used a basket.

I have seen a family friend just dump the crawfish straight into the water -- no basket or anything, and then use something like this to scoop the crawfish out:


I used to use something like that for catching sand crabs in GI when I was a kid, so I was pretty surprised when I saw him doing this for crawfish. It seemed to work though and he was able to get the crawfish out surprising fast.






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W
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Baton Rouge
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The nylon doesn't melt when it contacts the bottom of the pot?

No. Doesn't melt when it touches the side, either.

Same idea as the net above, just easier.






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