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Shrimp Boil on BGE?

NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,242
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
Some friends came over last night for a shrimp boil -- I bought the food, they brought their cooking contraption.

I'd love to be able to do this using the fire from my LBGE and not worry with a propane tank and such. Has anyone done this? I'd love your thoughts...

Shrimp Boil

Shrimp Boil

Shrimp Boil
I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
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Comments

  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 456
    It's a good ole Wisconsin/Great Lakes fish boil, but with shrimp rather than a salmonid. With these kind of cooks, all you're looking for is a good heat source. No smoking benefit whatsoever. The water is going to be heavy, and quite high on an egg. I think I would stick with the fancy contraption for this cook. You could do it the Wisconsin/Great Lakes way! Put the pot on an outdoor fire, and when finished, throw a cup or so of deisel fuel into the flames. It's a great affect and causes a boil off of the fat, etc... Nah, maybe not.
    Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber 22.5" One-Touch - Weber Smokey Joe
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,480
    would rather use the propane for a big boil. but for smaller boils you could use your dutch, i sometimes use a cataplana

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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,953
    I've got the same setup, but we use it for crawfish boils.  It's also used for fried turkeys, but I've never done that.

    Now, I want some mudbugs.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,697
    Yeah, I would stick to the outdoor cooker for "Lowcountry Boil". As a low country boy (from Beaufort near Charleston, SC) I have used outdoor cookers a ton. They are perfect for LB, frying turkeys, and steaming oysters. As always, your pics look great Kristi and I like your enthusiasm trying to fing a way to cook that on the egg!!
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • Thanks, guys.  You're right, I didn't think about the height issue. 

    As I stood there watching this cook last night -- beer(s) in hand of course -- I thought, my BGE can produce WAY more heat than this thing!  

    It looks like I'm in the market for a propane tank ... just never thought I'd say those words. ;)  hahaha! 
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences.  
    You can also find me on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I think you keep taking those pictures to make us jealous of where you live.  Pouring rain here and you have pics like that.
  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I have a turkey fryer and it is relatively inexpensive.  I think I paid $50 and use it mostly to cook lobster in the summer.  BGE turkey is far better (and easier/less expensive/tastier) than using a turkey fryer anyway. 
  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 794
    Thanks, guys.  You're right, I didn't think about the height issue. 

    As I stood there watching this cook last night -- beer(s) in hand of course -- I thought, my BGE can produce WAY more heat than this thing!  

    It looks like I'm in the market for a propane tank ... just never thought I'd say those words. ;)  hahaha! 
    I now have 3 of those things collecting dust in the garage!  :))
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
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