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Wok Burner

scooter759scooter759 Posts: 247
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
I'm looking for a backup for stir frying when weather doesn't permit me to wok on the egg or I'm using it for another cook. I have a large well ventillated garage with high ceilings and I am fairly comfortable using an outdoor stove in their for inclement weather. Does anyone use a wok stove or camp stove? I am interested in what BTU I will need to achieve a "Wok Hei" cook. I am interested in anyone's experiences and suggestions up to and including "Hey Scooter, doing that in a garage is just plain stupid".
Extra Large, Large & Medium eggs, Weber Summit gasser, Weber Q. Mankato, MN
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    I have a burner stand that I use for boiling crawfish.  People also use them for frying turkeys.  You hook it up to a propane tank.  I would think that is perfect for your needs, and I am sure it will get hot enough for wok hei. 

    Here's one Lowe's sells.  Click here.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • AlligatorAlligator Posts: 35
    Turkey Fryer style burner is also what I would recommend.  A lot of BTU.  

    I use my bluestar gas range in the house for WOK.


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  • scooter759scooter759 Posts: 247

    I used to have a rig that like when I was in San Antonio. Wasn't sure if the BTU output (30,000) would be enough. I guess if it can heat 3-4 gallons of peanut oil it can probably handle wok hei. My other concern was the flame pattern. Most turkey fryers have the 4" diameter CI burner. Some camp stoves I've seen have larger diameter burners with an inner and outer flame pattern. Would that make a difference for wok cooks?

    Alligator - what is the BTU output of the range burner you use on your bluestar?

    Extra Large, Large & Medium eggs, Weber Summit gasser, Weber Q. Mankato, MN
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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    As for the garage question.....I use a turkey fryer style burner for homebrewing in my open, ventilated garage all the time...zero problems.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,829
    the burner for a turkey fryer works well, look for one that does NOT have the top hoop to secure the fryer pot, the hoop gets in the way if you want to do a big boil with a big pot or use a big cast iron pan on it
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    If you want to spend a few extra bucks, get one made specifically for the task.  Here's one with 96,000 BTU output.  Click here:

    Or google "portable wok burner".  There are several out there with a wide price range.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • Smoker_GuruSmoker_Guru Posts: 372
    If you want to spend a few extra bucks, get one made specifically for the task.  Here's one with 96,000 BTU output.  Click here:


    Or google "portable wok burner".  There are several out there with a wide price range.
    Wow 96,000 BTU.... wonder if that would fit in the bottom of the EGG. Talk about searing a steak Fast! Oh man the posibilities..
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  • AlligatorAlligator Posts: 35

    I used to have a rig that like when I was in San Antonio. Wasn't sure if the BTU output (30,000) would be enough. I guess if it can heat 3-4 gallons of peanut oil it can probably handle wok hei. My other concern was the flame pattern. Most turkey fryers have the 4" diameter CI burner. Some camp stoves I've seen have larger diameter burners with an inner and outer flame pattern. Would that make a difference for wok cooks?

    Alligator - what is the BTU output of the range burner you use on your bluestar?

    BTU output is 22,000 and the flame is in a star pattern.  Not as high as a traditional wok burner but very high for a residential range.  Works pretty good.  Use a round bottom wok from the wok shop.
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