View Full Version : propane burner

04-24-2012, 03:18 PM
looking to get a propane burner to do steamed clams ,corn on the cob and various other things.does anybody have any suggestions or how many btu's i should get.this is for a small smoker business thanks tom

04-24-2012, 04:20 PM
Bayou Classic makes a good one. Just be carefull to get one with a sturday base, and lot of the tripod ones are pretty unstable

As for how many BTU's, what size pot are you planning on using?


04-24-2012, 05:02 PM
i think a 30 qt

04-25-2012, 09:21 AM
Go to Amazon and read some of the customer reviews on these products. Many people use them for things like canning and home brewing. I think most of the folks buying them for this purpose get 60,000 btu, but say since they burn so hot, they're not good for much else. Camp Chef makes a 2 burner stove that has a 30,000 btu and a 60,000 btu burner for $100.

04-30-2012, 10:23 PM
I have a bayou classic model KAB6 about 135.00 bucks. I use it with a 63 qt stainless pot and it will do what you are questioning about. I think the btu's are over 300,000 so I can assure you it will do a low country boil, boil peanuts, or whatever..
hope this helps...

05-01-2012, 10:40 AM
The next question is stainless or aluminium pot? What do you guys suggest for beans and do heating beans on a burner require a different pot than boiling water for various uses?

05-01-2012, 12:35 PM
I always use Cast Iron for outdoor cooking, but I don't think the type of pot really matters that much.

05-01-2012, 01:47 PM
I have the Bayou stainless steel model 1114. It is rated for a 100 qt. pot and boils water in a 60 qt pot at zero degrees in 20 mph winds. We use if for boiling chicken at our little park.

05-08-2012, 12:28 PM
I have the KAB6 and love it but I'm usually doing boils using an 80 or 120 qt. If your pot is not too big get KAB4--these burners supply an even heat unlike jet and single burner, burners which concentrate the heat in the center of the pot. Actually put a hole in an aluminium pot with a jet type of burner.