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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/06 13:58:51 (permalink)
About $120 for 24 ga
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/06 14:11:46 (permalink)
Good to know. Thanks!
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/08 23:44:20 (permalink)
As per CCinNJ's suggestion: Here's some examples of my food...
 
Papa Rellena

 
Ceviche

 
Aji de Gallina

 
Anticuchos

 
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/09 16:23:05 (permalink)
Gracious Goodnight!

It keeps getting better and better! Anticuchos!!!

You married well!!

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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/09 20:29:29 (permalink)
Thanks!  We make a good team. The first two are dishes she excels at, while the last two are dishes I excel at. We teach each other to be better cooks.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/09 22:43:37 (permalink)
Always easier to love someone who really knows how to cook!

What's for dessert?

One of these days I am gonna put together my idea of a dessert that is ode to a PIsco Sour! I think it will be fantastic!
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/10 14:30:23 (permalink)
Hmmm, that's not a bad idea. You could make a meringue out of it. Same ingredients... just more egg and add sugar. Think about it... a pisco sour is already a half-assed meringue. 
Maybe a pisco meringue pie!
Or, pisco meringue on top of ice cream!
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/10 14:37:52 (permalink)
Yep. A meringue base maybe with a hint of lime.. PIsco- infused golden raisins or PIsco jelly. A perfect after-party! Good contrast in texture.

A PIsco meringue pie could win a blue ribbon!
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/19 11:20:53 (permalink)
i like your fryer set up. is there a model number any where on that unit.
magic cater just came out with a transport fryer the components of the top of your fryer are almost idenical to yours.
your has a lid right. a close up of the fry would be cool.
i sell resturant equipment for a living since i started doing my own build.
i realized that most of the equipment co. i deal with do not cater to the food truck industry.
maye i am on to somthing. any thoughts.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/19 11:37:14 (permalink)
No, there's no model number on it. It's custom made. If you look under AA cater truck's catalog, look at "the old fryer"... that's what I have, but with a different lid setup.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/19 11:56:20 (permalink)
http://www.aacatertruck.c...talog_2007_-_sec_3.pdf
 
That is what I was talking about. Note the lip around the top. It sits inside the fryer well and slightly covers the top edge of the top of the fryer. It does not need to be hinged to the fryer if it's heavy enough or put a tinfoil wrapped brick on it. Show that to any fabricator and give him 24 hours and boom you have your lid for much less (about 10%) of the cost of that portable fryer.

 
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/28 22:07:09 (permalink)
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/28 22:29:48 (permalink)
I had a chance to take some pictures of my service side. I never really got a chance before because it's always been parked against a wall on my RV pad.
 






 
I welded in my mounts for my new propane tank. The whole reason my truck is in my backyard. (my welder's power cord is too short) 


 
This is the reason I needed a new propane tank... Menace to Society
Can you believe this is half full?!?!?!? Whoever the previous owner had filling this should be arrested.

 









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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/28 22:36:48 (permalink)
It looks so cute at night!!!

It's yuca...not yucca right?

I could have easily been arrested more than once over a peperoncini vs. pepperoncini spelling debate.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/28 23:44:40 (permalink)
I would ditch the pvc valve you have, and get an rv type valve.
I have several of those 3" and a few other sizes for my irrigation, they are hard to operate and will be even worse once you start getting food and grease in the ball valve.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/29 01:36:22 (permalink)
"This is the reason I needed a new propane tank... Menace to Society  Can you believe this is half full?Whoever the previous owner had filling this should be arrested."
 
Why is that? All you need to do is take it off, find a good propane dealer, and they will take the gas out give you credit and sandblast your tank.They will paint it, check the valves and fittings and all that is much less expensive than a new one. Almost any home tank is refurbished 4 or 5 times before they are junked. In fact I have never seen an under truck or home tank in our local scrap yards. We have a company that builds tanks that is about an hour away, but two local companies refurbish them here in town all the time. And of course they pressure check and re-certify them as well.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/29 08:03:32 (permalink)
vic,
i am just starting to reasearch prpane tanks. where did you get yours.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/29 12:14:23 (permalink)
 
CCinNJ

It looks so cute at night!!! 

It's yuca...not yucca right?

I could have easily been arrested more than once over a peperoncini vs. pepperoncini spelling debate.

Thanks, lol! Yuca is right.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/29 12:20:28 (permalink)
chefbuba

I would ditch the pvc valve you have, and get an rv type valve.
I have several of those 3" and a few other sizes for my irrigation, they are hard to operate and will be even worse once you start getting food and grease in the ball valve.

  That's the thing. I was looking at RV valves at first but it seems it would be difficult to adapt them to the size of hole that I have. It's got an odd opening diameter in it. Something like 2 5/32" OD or something weird like that. It would be sticking way out there by the time it got to a 2 1/2 or 3" I'll try and fix it though. I don't like the idea of a ball valve either.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/29 12:26:33 (permalink)
Dr of BBQ

"This is the reason I needed a new propane tank... Menace to Society  Can you believe this is half full?Whoever the previous owner had filling this should be arrested."

Why is that? All you need to do is take it off, find a good propane dealer, and they will take the gas out give you credit and sandblast your tank.They will paint it, check the valves and fittings and all that is much less expensive than a new one. Almost any home tank is refurbished 4 or 5 times before they are junked. In fact I have never seen an under truck or home tank in our local scrap yards. We have a company that builds tanks that is about an hour away, but two local companies refurbish them here in town all the time. And of course they pressure check and re-certify them as well.

I'm not sure that it could be refurbished. It has large chunks that rusted out and layers of it peeled off. I read that there is definitely a point where you can not refurbish. And I suspect this tank is well past that point. I'll check it out at a later date and if I can refurbish it, I may just mount that too and have a second tank... or sell it. AA wanted $800 for a tank that size.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/29 12:31:06 (permalink)
 
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vic, 
i am just starting to reasearch prpane tanks. where did you get yours.

http://www.pplmotorhomes....utm_campaign=partsfeed
 
It's the 11.2 gallon ($$$ yikes!! it was expensive $$$)
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/29 19:43:24 (permalink)
Is that the same as a 100lb tank?
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/29 22:15:06 (permalink)
100 lbs of LP is about 23.5 gallons depending on the temperature. Subtract 80% off that (as much as you can safely fill it) and it's about 18.8 gallons. Where as mine is 11.2 rated at 80% actual capacity. (so it actually could hold more than 11.2) I think that's how the standards are...weird. So a 100 lb tank is actually an 80 lb tank and safely holds 18.8 gallons. My 11.2 gallons would be about 47 lbs but to assume it's like a 50 lb tank would be wrong. Somebody correct me if my calculations or my impressions of standards are incorrect.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/29 22:54:26 (permalink)
I put 23+ gal in my 100lb tanks all the time.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/29 23:23:39 (permalink)
Damned google! lol
 
How often are you filling your (2?) 100 lb'rs and what type of equipment do you run off them? Do you think my 11.2 gal will be good for running a flat top and steam table all day?
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/30 00:39:44 (permalink)
Vic Cardenas http://www.pplmotorhomes....utm_campaign=partsfeed

It's the 11.2 gallon ($$$ yikes!! it was expensive $$$)

 
Just my thoughts on Propane dealers and tank equipment in general "They (dealers) will rip you off in a heartbeat.
So be careful and do your own research." They always talk about the conversion to the new valves and you can do
that yourself. Here is a good example of what the OPD VALVE 30LB can sell for. But that said they average $15.00  to $30.00. And that is a lot cheaper than buying a new tank. Almost all the new tank parts are on line. And there are some very good threads here on RF on propane tanks, new and old.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/B...mp;hash=item4ab5c11752
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/30 00:50:46 (permalink)
Right now I'm running off a 50gal tank on the ground next to the trailer.
Gets filled every Wednesday, I average 25-30 gal running broiler, flat top & fryer for about 35 hrs.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/31 00:45:21 (permalink)
I really like that fan on the back of your truck. that's what type of fan I would like on my truck does anybody no what this style is called and who sells them?
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/31 01:13:19 (permalink)
That's custom work done by the catering truck mfgr.
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Re:New here. Working on a Peruvian food truck for SLC, UT 2012/03/31 15:39:31 (permalink)
I know DWags was interested in buying the whole assembly from Pacific but I'm not sure what happened. It's probably really expensive to ship something like that.
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