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BQCooker

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Product review--wanted... Mon, 07/2/12 12:45 PM (permalink)
We do just a little bit of fried vending and are looking into extending our oil life...so i've been looking here and on the internet and found this from webstrauntstore. So far, we are frying Oreos, Honey Buns and Pickles...thats about all we are doing...and cooking in 2-3 hr increments at a local baseball stadium.  We are just getting our feet wet in this type of venue.
 
MirOil P36B Frypowder
 
Anyone use it?  Something like it?  Alternatives? 
 
Thanks alot
 
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    CCinNJ

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    Re:Product review--wanted... Mon, 07/2/12 3:23 PM (permalink)
    You can compare & crunch numbers against Clabber Girl OilFlex...

    http://www.clabbergirl.co...oodservice/oilflex.php

    Contact both companies and ask them to give you THEIR best reasons to select the product you will use.

    Don't be shy about asking both companies for samples to do a run. The squeaky wheel will get the OilFlex.
    <message edited by CCinNJ on Mon, 07/2/12 3:56 PM>
     
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      jcheese

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      Re:Product review--wanted... Mon, 07/2/12 6:31 PM (permalink)
      A little OT, but that menu sounds disgusting. Have you thought of fried zukes, Banana Peppers, Mushrooms, or a number of other vegetables? Put them on a skewer. I'm in the south and understand, but at least offer an alternative to DEATH-ON-A-STICK!!
       
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        CCinNJ

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        Re:Product review--wanted... Mon, 07/2/12 6:33 PM (permalink)
        I did say ewww about fried honey buns.
         
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          Foodbme

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          Re:Product review--wanted... Mon, 07/2/12 6:40 PM (permalink)
          If the customers like it and buy it, what the heck.
          Fry it, they'll buy it!
           
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            CCinNJ

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            Re:Product review--wanted... Mon, 07/2/12 6:48 PM (permalink)
            Sure... Until someone sticks fried bacon & fried mayonnaise between two of them...and they all waddle over for that.
             
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              roadkillgrill

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              Re:Product review--wanted... Mon, 07/2/12 8:56 PM (permalink)
              Check out Adam Richman, He's put on a few extra Calzone's....
              If I won't eat it, I don't serve it. but don't knock fried bacon!!!!  lol
               
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                CCinNJ

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                Re:Product review--wanted... Mon, 07/2/12 9:06 PM (permalink)
                I am with you on the bacon. I would gladly work that off...without feeling a resentment.

                I don't get the honey bun or <<<shudder>>> the appeal of this...

                http://m.eater.com/archiv...tate-fair-of-texas.php


                Yikes.
                 
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                  BQCooker

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                  Re:Product review--wanted... Mon, 07/2/12 11:14 PM (permalink)
                  Yea, to some the menu might sound weird, but it has worked for us for the past few years...The honey bun is dipped in funnel cake batter and fried till golden brown..it is about 10-15% of our sales...more of novelty item than anything..pickles and Oreos are the main sellers...
                   
                  Thanks for the product info..I'll be checking it all out..
                   
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                    Fried Pie Lady

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                    Re:Product review--wanted... Tue, 07/3/12 10:33 AM (permalink)
                    What kind of oil are you using? I sell fried pies (Wed-Sat, 6 hours a day), using peanut oil in a large cast iron dutch oven over a propane fire. (And, may I add, at 100+ temps outside it's not an easy living!) My oil, kept at about 370 degrees, lasts about two weeks - as long as I'm not negligent and let it overheat. I too have looked at these products and wondered if they work. I think I'll keep an eye on this thread and see if you get an answer from someone who's tried 'em, BQCooker.
                     
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                      BQCooker

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                      Re:Product review--wanted... Tue, 07/3/12 1:16 PM (permalink)
                      FPL, we are using the Clear frying oil from SAMS.  And we cook outside on a propane tripple burner also, but our events are only about 2-3 hrs each.  We have found that the food absorbs the min amount of oil at 375-380.  Plus, its a quicker cook time and since we cook at the time of order, that helps alot...
                       
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                        Dr of BBQ

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                        Re:Product review--wanted... Tue, 07/3/12 2:57 PM (permalink)
                        BQCooker
                        We do just a little bit of fried vending and are looking into extending our oil life...so i've been looking here and on the internet and found this from webstrauntstore. So far, we are frying Oreos, Honey Buns and Pickles...thats about all we are doing...and cooking in 2-3 hr increments at a local baseball stadium.  We are just getting our feet wet in this type of venue.  MirOil P36B Frypowder Anyone use it?  Something like it?  Alternatives?  Thanks alot

                         
                        I don't currently fry anything, but did a few years ago and bought a product from a local company (name escapes me) and it seemed to work ok. But it was pretty expensive and when I figured in the cost it was plus or minus a few dollars to the cost of changing oil a little more often. I just went back to filtering and changing oil.
                         
                        One other thought if your holding your oil at 375 and not for long periods of time your oil if filtered should last quit some time as is. And I agree if they buy it keep frying and selling what ever it is. Especially if it's an add on to a regular order.
                         
                        Edit to add I think "DEATH-ON-A-STICK" would sell like hell. I love the name.
                        <message edited by Dr of BBQ on Tue, 07/3/12 2:59 PM>
                         
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                          CCinNJ

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                          Re:Product review--wanted... Tue, 07/3/12 6:16 PM (permalink)
                          How many menu items are there...with this @ 10-15%?


                          Give me deep-fried banana pudding.
                           
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                            BQCooker

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                            Re:Product review--wanted... Tue, 07/3/12 8:40 PM (permalink)
                            CCinNJ


                            How many menu items are there...with this @ 10-15%?


                            Give me deep-fried banana pudding.

                            we keep our menu to the 3 items b/c it is just the two of us for the most part and we try to keep it simple to decide..plus keeps overhead low and all but the opened pickles are non-perishable, which the HD loves...Sales are funny depending on the crowd..adults love the fried pickles, kids love the fried Oreos and it's 50/50 for the fried honey bun...I had thought about dropping them b/c of lack of sales, but we sale enough to keep them around, or about 5 -10 per ball game..fry them up, powder sugar and a drizzle of chocolate makes a great desert..
                             
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                              CCinNJ

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                              Re:Product review--wanted... Tue, 07/3/12 9:59 PM (permalink)
                              I know it' seems very popular in North Carolina.

                              If you ever want to test the waters with something new and exciting...I would switch out the Coke and make Deep-fried Cheerwine. That might sell you something good. As far as I can tell...nobody else does that.
                               
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