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nateslu1
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Baton Rouge
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Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
I'm in the market for my first crawfish rig. Can anyone recommend a set up that won't break the bank and will hold up with time?


GregMaddux
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
Don’t complicate this.


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Rooskie
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MN
Member since Oct 2019
386 posts

re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
The cheapest 5 gal pot and propane burner will work perfectly. Seasoning the water is the key.


mohalk
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?

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I build the best ones money can buy. All TIG welder aluminum and 316 stainless hardware. The stainless burners are modular and removable so you can take them out and do turkeys and jambalaya. $2400 for a 240 qt (4 sacks), $1600 for a 120 qt (2 sacks).


saintsfan1977
West Monroe, from Cajun country
Member since Jun 2010
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
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$2400 for a 240 qt (4 sacks), $1600 for a 120 qt (2 sacks).


I can buy alot of crawfish for that.


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Tigre85
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
Ouch .


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mylsuhat
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
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I build the best ones money can buy. All TIG welder aluminum and 316 stainless hardware. The stainless burners are modular and removable so you can take them out and do turkeys and jambalaya. $2400 for a 240 qt (4 sacks), $1600 for a 120 qt (2 sacks).

I can attest, this is a kickass setup


Nguyener
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Member since Mar 2013
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
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Can anyone recommend a set up that won't break the bank and will hold up with time?



Just for backyard boils? I average a dozen a year. Don't complicate it and don't go buy a giant obnoxious thing.

Go to Lowes and buy a 100qt pot and a Bayou Classic twin jet burner. (you don't have to go to Lowes, but they consistently have the Bayou Classic double jet out on the shelves).

Then go to your local hardware store and by a better regulator and some Teflon and replace the stock regulator.

It'll cost under $500 and should last you a few decades.

If you want to save money you can get an 80qt pot but eventually you'll want that 100.
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cardoin
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Member since Mar 2018
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
This burner will heat the water fast!!
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Pandy Fackler
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
Something like this is good.



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gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
My rig is over 20 years old now and still going strong. It's an 80 qt. aluminum pot with the strainer and lid. The burner is your basic seafood boil burner, 5 gallon propane tank, cypress paddle for stirring and a homemade aluminum hook to stick in a hole in the strainer to help pour the good on the tables.

If I were to do it again, I'd get a 100 qt. pot since it gets tight with a 40+ lb. sack of crawfish in my 80.

That's about as basic as you can get.


Pandy Fackler
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Member since Jun 2018
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
I've got a dual jet burner and a 100qt pot. Works just fine for a 35lb sack and all the stuff.


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Saskwatch
Navy Fan
Member since Feb 2016
6983 posts

re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
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If I were to do it again, I'd get a 100 qt. pot since it gets tight with a 40+ lb. sack of crawfish in my 80.


I've had both an 80 and now 100qt. I preferred the 80qt personally. I don't really stick in a lot of extras though. I also only boil one sack at a time and not more than 2 or 3 sacks in a day.

If OP wants to keep costs down then an 80qt pot and a burner would be around $150-$200.
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Pandy Fackler
Colorado State Fan
Member since Jun 2018
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
I have the exact burner with a 30psi regulator. Maybe 10 to 13 minutes?


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gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
4832 posts

re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
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The cheapest 5 gal pot and propane burner will work perfectly. Seasoning the water is the key.


WTF are you going to boil in a 5 gallon pot besides shrimp or a few dozen crabs. You're certainly not going to boil a sack of crawfish unless you do 3-4 boils.


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Pandy Fackler
Colorado State Fan
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re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
Oh and another thing. Keep an eye on craigslist.


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SmokedBrisket2018
Member since Jun 2018
861 posts

re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
At least a 100 quart aluminum pot with lid and basket - I got mine from Sam's and they were on sale many years ago.

I have this burner - around $150 at hardware store



With this regulator - around $30 at hardware store, 0-60 PSI



It should last you 20 years at least


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SmokedBrisket2018
Member since Jun 2018
861 posts

re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
At least a 100 quart aluminum pot with lid and basket - I got mine from Sam's and they were on sale many years ago.

I have this burner - around $150 at hardware store



With this regulator - around $30 at hardware store, 0-60 PSI



It should last you 20 years at least


PawnMaster
LSU Fan
Down Yonder
Member since Nov 2014
1378 posts

re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
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At least a 100 quart aluminum pot with lid and basket - I got mine from Sam's and they were on sale many years ago.

I have this burner - around $150 at hardware store



With this regulator - around $30 at hardware store, 0-60 PSI



It should last you 20 years at least



This. Emphasis on the regulator.


StonewallJack
LSU Fan
Member since Apr 2008
205 posts

re: Recommendations for Crawfish Boil Rig?
I do not have any issues with the stock regulator. What benefits are gained with the new regulator?

Get the rocket pot

Rocket Pot Amazon
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