What do you use to boil heads in?

daw

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I've got a couple of large pots but nothing big enough to fit in and cover a red deer's head to boil it.
Any (sensible) suggestions please?
 

tweedbreeks

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try searching for a burco boiler on ebay, i got one for £50 a couple of years ago, great thing does the job well.
 

re'M'ington

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I just use my Mashed potato saucepan............yes really

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Martin
 

John Gryphon

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I use an old metal paint drum of 20 L`s usually and do it on an open fire outside whilst sucking the insides out of a stubby of ale.
 

deerstalker.308

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Burco boilers aren't always great depending on the angle and spread of the coronets and antlers as they don't always allow the whole skull to be submerged, I bought a galvanised oblong garden bucket which is more than big enough for a full red, you do the need something with fair output to heat that amount of water though.
 

Devon County Shooter

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Brought one last weekend, specifically for Red heads. I went to a Army surplus shop and got hold of a field kitchen stainless steel pot. It perfectly in the pot and only cost me £20, it will forever as well. Burco boilers cost the world, don't go that direction unless your rich!
 

csl

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Burco boilers aren't always great depending on the angle and spread of the coronets and antlers as they don't always allow the whole skull to be submerged, I bought a galvanised oblong garden bucket which is more than big enough for a full red, you do the need something with fair output to heat that amount of water though.

Agreed, I've got a Burco but a large red won't fit in it properly, you need something long rather than deep.
 

deerstalker.308

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I have to say, unless they are being prepared for someone else's specific wishes, I do a fairly high cut on my reds to remove the length of the nasal bones which means they fit into a 10lt stew pot, it is far better that way as I can get the heat there to really boil the meat off, I never achieve a hot enough boil in the bigger pot, but recently invested in a larger output gas ring which seemed to do the trick.
As CSL said, its the length of the pot diagonally that matters, as much as diameter, it doesn't have to be the deepest container, but I do find that the galvanised tub I use, being elliptical achieves this well.
 

Andyd

Member
I used to use an old beer barrel with a heater element insideand an old metal grid in to protect the element cost less than £50.00 to make and you can fit two Full Red stag skulls in it at once. I have recently bought an old fashioned nappy boiler or thats what im told it is at a car boot for £40.00, this conects to a gas bottle and is the dogs ********, you can even cook dog meat in it
 

User00026

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conects to a gas bottle and is the dogs ********, you can even cook dog meat in it

personally I'm not a fan of dog, but to each their own.


as for what I use for red skulls..beer keg with top cut off and propane heater under
 
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