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I don’t like to cook in my Ollie and usually cook with a Wok when not grilling. When there is electric (like many of you) I use my portable induction cooktop. When there is no electric, I have been using a small, single burner high pressure burner. It is not very hot and does not like wind. 
 

The search for a high output, single burner propane burner that I can use with the Ollies low pressure quick connects yielded several units, all bulky or heavy.  Plus most were North of $150. 

I am a fan of .50 cal ammo cans as they are durable and compact and a clean-stow in the pickup bed. Also simple to label with a sharpie  

since I had already built a self-contained, low pressure firepit from a ammo can, I decided to look for components to build a high output single burner version for cooking

The 50,000 btu burner came from a local home goods store (Menards), the propane orifice and valve from the local propane supplier, the burner grate from salvage and the ammo can from JAX outdoor store.  All-in the unit cost $40.  Haven’t tested it yet but I dont see why it wont work well

Here is the final product. 

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That is great, thanks for posting. I love those mil surplus cans. I have all my towing paraphernalia in one of the ubiquitous .50 cal version….it fits neatly in a plastic milk crate, and if I leave the top latch undone, the lid will open and close while it is in the crate. The only problem with your setup is your ammo will “cook off”…. 😬 For those who may not know: … https://www.armyandoutdoors.com/blogs/news/an-introduction-to-ammo-cans

Why did you pick such a huge size? A typical home gas range big burner is less than 20,000 btu.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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I could see doing a low country boil on a big pot on that burner.

My turkey fryer burner has a ton of btu, but I would be hesitant to put a big pot of oil on the ammo box.

Its a great idea, and if the burner is easily adjustable,  it should work in wind. 

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4 hours ago, John E Davies said:

That is great, thanks for posting. I love those mil surplus cans. I have all my towing paraphernalia in one of the ubiquitous .50 cal version….it fits neatly in a plastic milk crate, and if I leave the top latch undone, the lid will open and close while it is in the crate. The only problem with your setup is your ammo will “cook off”…. 😬 For those who may not know: … https://www.armyandoutdoors.com/blogs/news/an-introduction-to-ammo-cans

Why did you pick such a huge size? A typical home gas range big burner is less than 20,000 btu.

John Davies

Spokane WA

the burner was what I found locally and it was cheap.  Figured I would try it and see how it works.  If it is too much of a afterburner I can always downgrade later.

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