After drilling the rest of the large holes to 5/32 I used the burner to deep fry and noticed a marked improvement in speed getting the oil back to temp, but still not as good as I'd like. I'm seriously considering drilling the small holes out at that size too, since I don't ever use the low setting on my burner anyway. Oh, it also lit my charcoal faster too, always a plus.
"A" sounds like your on to something. I'll be waiting to see how it goes when you do the smaller holes. Those pic's definitely look much stronger than the stock flame. It would seem to resist snuffing out by the wind better also. I used my more to light my chimney off than anything else. I thought it was a little on the whimpy side for that however. Maybe this will be the way to go. Thanks for the initative.