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Old 02-19-2008, 07:19 PM   #1
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If i put a layer of tin foil between my brew kettle and propane burner stand will it light on fire?

I am thinking of doing this so that the boil overs will drip on to the foil instead of my burner..

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Old 02-19-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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I have had tinfoil catch on fire on the grill, but have never used it on my burner. I also have had boil over hit the open flame and it did nothing just kinda drowned out the flame, However I could have been lucky But it is not "As" flammable as the peanut oil you use for deep frying.

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Yes, you'll burn right through it. I've turned a very heavy duty foil to ash by getting it close to the flame, nevermind directly in it.

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No do not put foil near any flames, I learned this in my childhood days of being a pyro.

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Are you worried about the boil over hitting the flame, or getting elsewhere? I have a metal tray from a dog kennel underneath my burner to catch it if it happens, you could do something like that.

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Yeah foil aint gonna cut it. Perhaps a round pizza pan provided it's not aluminum? Then again, if you get control over the burner, you won't have to worry about it

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No do not put foil near any flames, I learned this in my childhood days of being a pyro.
You too Eh?

You ever mess around with Steel Wool and D batteries?
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Well of course I messed around with wool and D batteries. How about using a magnifying glass to fry ants?

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Yeah...and on my friends sneakers when they weren't looking.
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Are you worried about the boil over hitting the flame, or getting elsewhere? I have a metal tray from a dog kennel underneath my burner to catch it if it happens, you could do something like that.
Im not worried about it hitting the flame, i worried about it turning into burnt tar that I have to clean off of the burner.

Maybe ill try out the metal tray version.
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