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LSUSUPERSTAR
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
Why you use a banjo cooker instead of a her burner?


Tmar1no
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
I like using the Banjo over the blaster burner


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CHEDBALLZ
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
Looks good Baw, I do a couple things different, cut my potatos in half (so they cook quicker) and I add my lemons at the end when I shut the fire off. Good video.


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lsuson
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
One tip for you at the end. I wait till the crawfish sink before I pull the basket. If you pull them while they are still floating is a mistake.


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RedDirtPoke
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
Looks great, very similar to mine. The oranges at the end sounds good. I’ve seen some guys purée their celery so I might try that this year.


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OTIS2
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LatinTiger30
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
Great video bud!


Tmar1no
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
Appreciate it


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IH8ThreePutts
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
You need to upgrade your burner and get a bigger pot. Oranges give it a nice citrus taste too. Looks great.


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SUB
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
Good video. I would have included the size of your pot (is it 80 or 100 qt?) and how much seasoning you use.

I pretty much do the same as you, but I don't use the frozen water bottles / milk jugs as I'm not sure how safe it is to expose those plastics to near boiling water. I'm always afraid stuff from the plastic will leech into the water.


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BugAC
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
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Spraying the pot with a hose works just as well


No, it does not. The surface area of the pot is not enough to cool down the entire pot with a simple hose spray. The only way to get rapid cooling is by a heat exchanger, or using ice, water bottles, etc... However, that being said, i don't find cooling down the crawfish as fast as possible to be a necessity for good crawfish. I'll add maybe half a small bag of ice, but i doubt it does anything. Also depends on the size of your pot as well. I've got a 100 qt pot, and do a sack at a time, and it usually takes around 20-30 minutes for the soak/cool down before they start sinking again and taste ready to remove from the pot.
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CarRamrod
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
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Spraying the pot with a hose works just as well


No, it does not.
spraying the pot down DOES bring the burner down from 1200 degrees to under 200. if you do not do this, that screaming hot steel is still transmitting heat to the pot water for a while.


This bring up a thought that when i switched over from brewing with keggles to SS pots, my chilling time dramatically got reduced because im not cooling down all that thicker, extra steel in the keggles.
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SUB
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
I don’t do the hose spray but it does have an effect, especially if using something like the Boil Boss. They did a comparison video of Boil Boss vs ice.

I just don’t like creating a swamp in my back yard so I don’t do it.


BugAC
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
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spraying the pot down DOES bring the burner down from 1200 degrees to under 200. if you do not do this, that screaming hot steel is still transmitting heat to the pot water for a while.


It will bring down the temp of the pot, but it does not work as well as adding ice, in my experience.

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This bring up a thought that when i switched over from brewing with keggles to SS pots, my chilling time dramatically got reduced because im not cooling down all that thicker, extra steel in the keggles.



My experiences are different. I used to put the kettle in an ice bath and also add the immersion chiller. I stopped doing the ice bath and the cool down temps were relatively the same. Now that's with stainless 10 gallon pot. A 25 gallon aluminum pot may cool down the liquor/crawfish in the pot a little faster, but the pot also cools down faster without an ice bath/hosing.

FWIW, i add ice and spray down the outside for a second, but i believe the addition of ice/frozen bottles works better than just a hose. I didn't word my original post better. Not meaning it to say, "ONLY THIS METHOD WORKS".
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Nicky Parrish
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
for those who do not know how to boil crawfish


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List Eater
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
Looks good for a beginner video. Straight to the point with no shitty music.


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CarRamrod
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
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It will bring down the temp of the pot, but it does not work as well as adding ice, in my experience.

we are talking 2 different objectives here. kinda like pre cooling your immersion chiller water or now.

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My experiences are different. I used to put the kettle in an ice bath and also add the immersion chiller. I stopped doing the ice bath and the cool down temps were relatively the same. Now that's with stainless 10 gallon pot.
You say the it was relatively the same. I bet it did help a bit. but for it to work noticeably work better you would need to be able to keep the ice bath at 32 degrees for the duration. which you know would be a ton of ice.

My situation was chilling 16 gallons in a keggle(heated from a burner) from 212 to 80-90 would take roughly 45 mins.(in the summer with 75ish degree ground water). Where cooling that 16 gallons down in about 20+ mins.

There a many variables here but the main ones i see are the shear volume of steel different in the keggle and the SS pots, the addition head of the burner, and the extreme temps of the burner and pot, where the electric system, everything is 212 except for the small amount of metal in the heating element that is hotter.


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Rando
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
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Spraying the pot with a hose works just as well


No, it does not.


My cousin had one of those rings that shoots water at the pot.

It'll go from boiling to ground temp in less than 5 minutes.

I personally hate it.


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BigDawg0420
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
I like to add oranges when I put the lemons in. Still gets a great citrus flavor. I also put in a stick of butter and jar of minced garlic when I cut off the burner.


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LSUTIGERTAILG8ER
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re: Step by Step Boiled Crawfish Recipe Video
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I just don’t like creating a swamp in my back yard so I don’t do it.


So do you pour off your purge water in a differed location from where your pot is located for the boil?


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