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Old 11-30-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Question for Dutch Oven cooks

Hopefully I'm posting this in the right place..

I'm looking for a something similar to the stand in the picture but without the over a $250 price tag.. Something that we can use with propane or charcoal for both Dutch oven (charcoal) or paellas (propane).

Hubby has been using the kettle/part of a small webber for the Dutch oven (charcoal goes in the webber, Dutch oven on top) but it sits on the ground and it's a bit of a pain, particularly with a toddler running around..

Does anyone use a big webber for cooking with a Dutch oven?
Our AS will be mostly parked at a lot for the summer, so not concerned about space/weight..

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Old 11-30-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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We have used a large Weber grill for a DO in the past, also the firepits in campgrounds.

As long as you have adequate circulation for your coals, you should be okay.


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Old 11-30-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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We have used a large Weber grill for a DO in the past, also the firepits in campgrounds.

As long as you have adequate circulation for your coals, you should be okay.

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Thanks, Maggie!!

Have you used a Volcano grill? I just started reading about them after posting.. That may work and be a nice Christmas gift for hubby..
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Thanks, Maggie!!

Have you used a Volcano grill? I just started reading about them after posting.. That may work and be a nice Christmas gift for hubby..
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A 12 inch cast iron Dutch Oven fits perfectly in the Volcano - and it can be put on a picnic table. I use 2 large ceramic tiles, one under it and the second as a lid rest - to avoid scorching a wood or plastic coated table.

If you are interested in a Volcano and there is a CAMPING WORLD store near you - GO NOW! My sister and I spotted 3 of them on the sale rack for about $55 in late October. (Akron Ohio) She resisted temptation for a while but went back and got one. The other two remained there as of mid November. CW doesn't get a whole lot of traffic at this time of year.

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I have not used a volcano grill.

Hubby is primary grillmaster, and does charcoal only, and only on a simple grill.

No bells and whistles for him.


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I have not used a volcano grill.

Hubby is primary grillmaster, and does charcoal only, and only on a simple grill.

No bells and whistles for him.


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Volcano works with charcoal and wood, and has an propane ring that can be added. Because the DO fits down IN the volcano when you remove the grill it's also good in areas where open flames aren't permitted. Mine even came with a cover that allows you to smoke fish and meat on the grill. It's heavy but extremely compact. Dump the charcoal, collapse the legs, put it in the carrying case.

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We tried a volcano to do dutch oven cooking last year. It got really hot on the bottom and did not get hot enough on the top. Result burnt bottom and undo biscuits on top of the stew. We resorted to charcoal briquettes put on the lid, like the old days.
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Thanks everyone for the replies.
We do have a camping world about 20 miles away.. I may have to go check it out next weekend.. $55 would be great!!

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We also have a volcano and really like it. Haven't used it with our dutch oven, unless you sear something, I don't see the advantage. I added a tee off the AS propane and use the volcano primarily with gas. Have also used it with charcoal successfully. Just added a cast iron round griddle that works great for doing bacon. We prefer cooking bacon outside whenever possible.
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dutch oven cooking

we use a large terra cotta pot; 20" high, 16" across at the top...on a gym dolly type roller. fill half-way with sand. start charcoal in a large garage-sale cast iron skillet. set the dutch oven on the coals. put the proper amount of coals on the top cover...........go wash the car. clean-up consists of dumping the cooled coals in the garden/trash/whatever. the old skillet is the key to keeping most of the heat under the oven and then you just hang it up until you need it again! joe in minnesnowda
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we use a large terra cotta pot; 20" high, 16" across at the top...on a gym dolly type roller. fill half-way with sand. start charcoal in a large garage-sale cast iron skillet. set the dutch oven on the coals. put the proper amount of coals on the top cover...........go wash the car. clean-up consists of dumping the cooled coals in the garden/trash/whatever. the old skillet is the key to keeping most of the heat under the oven and then you just hang it up until you need it again! joe in minnesnowda
Joe,
That sounds interesting!!
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Ps. Dec 1 and no snow in the Twin Cities yet! I'm happy about that!

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