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Old 06-27-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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Hey dudes. How many BTUs do you need for an outdoor grill that will bring 3-4 gallons to a boil pretty quick? Thanks.

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Old 06-27-2006, 01:50 AM   #2
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I think that most folks here are using something in the order of the 55,000 btu turkey burners. They will easily bring 3-4 gallons to a pretty quick boil.

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Old 06-27-2006, 02:44 AM   #3
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How quick is pretty quick?

Most stovetop ng burners have a high range of 15,000 - 16,000 Btu and my Charbroil propane grill has a side burner rated at approx. the same. Both can boil that much water within 20-30 minutes. The turkey cooker is probably your best bet for the speed you seek and afterwards it can make a mean deep fried turkey to boot.

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