Homemade skottle

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This was today's project. I picked up an 18" disc blade at a agricultural dealership since I don't have access to used ones anymore. These things have gone up in price, $30 and they have a thick paint job now.20170308_110005.jpg I sandblasted the disc on both sides, then cut a piece to fill in the hole.20170308_115937.jpgView attachment 18323 Then I bent up some handles and burned it all together View attachment 18324 Sanded down, alomost done. I filled in those little holes and sanded it out.20170308_123719.jpg I bought a turkey fryer at Walmart on clearance for $20. 20170308_131307.jpgI put the fryer together and fired it up. I washed the skottle then got it hot and threw on some bacon, because bacon grease works so well for seasoning pans. And because I was hungry and we had bacon.20170308_134648.jpg I ate the bacon while I put this post together. All in all, a pretty successful day!20170308_135200.jpg


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I use the same thing. I have 2. One is 24", other is 18".
Makes great stir fry. Easy to control heat and easy to clean.
I Use the 18" over a camp fire with a tripod. Hangs off 3 chains.
 
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I dig the ingenuity here. I just bought a skottle and I love it but this is also a great idea.

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This is actually where the skottle idea came from. I learned about these years ago in Texas. The Mexican migrant workers would make these to cook on. I worked with some guys who would cook up tacos at lunch. They would flag me down to come eat when I pulled in. lol! The skottle is the South African version. Is the one you bought preseasoned? Or is it coated, like teflon?
 

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I did the same thing with a $20 turkey fryer but used an old cast iron wok that my mom had. It works great. I can also use a large cast iron frying pan on it.