Plow Disc Cooking

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brianb2

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Nice, I think i grabbed the 22” one. Mine has handles. I used 3 pieces of 3/4” EMT and made a tripod and used some cable to lock it to the right tripod diameter. I’m using a Coleman single burner from Walmart to heat it.

Packs up small and I’ve had a blast cooking on it over the weekend. Dinner(steaks, chicken, veggies) Breakfast(pancakes, eggs, cinnamon rolls, bacon). I understand why folks enjoy cooking on these.

 

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Nice, I think i grabbed the 22” one. Mine has handles. I used 3 pieces of 3/4” EMT and made a tripod and used some cable to lock it to the right tripod diameter. I’m using a Coleman single burner from Walmart to heat it.

Packs up small and I’ve had a blast cooking on it over the weekend. Dinner(steaks, chicken, veggies) Breakfast(pancakes, eggs, cinnamon rolls, bacon). I understand why folks enjoy cooking on these.

Nice fabrication. Looks store-bought!

-jim lee
 

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Yup guys - there is a local farmer here selling a set of 24 disks for 5 bucks apiece, one of em, or all of em. Use even a high priced fire source such as the MSR Dragonfly, a tiny bit of ingenuity, just a tiny bit, and you've built yourself a skottle. (er disk cooker), for half the price of the skottle. I think one would work really well atop our tri-fuel Volcano grill. That would bring it down to the $10 range. But just how would you pack in something round, sharp edged and frisbee like, that is 20 to 30"s ?
 
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If it has a sharp edge grind it down a litte. I have a diy trailer and strap it down on top of the table and that's working for now. Do it and don't look back it's a lot of fun to cook on.
 

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Thread resurrection. I don't have $300 to spend on a Tembo Tusk (nice item for sure) so I found an 18" plow disc from a store owner who has an organic farm in Valley Center, CA. Cleaned it up with distilled vinegar. I paid a mobile welder to patch the hole up and cleaned it up with a grinder and sander. I got the paella burner at a low price. I don't weld and paying someone to weld things on the bottom to hold the propane bottle would have added costs to the project. I'm happy with it as I don't a lot of DIY projects.
 

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SilverSurferJKU

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That looks perfect!!! I’m of the same way of thinking. If you can make it cheaper with the similar end result, way not! Plow disks are a dime a dozen.
 

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Going to look for a Tembo tusk at Overland Expo West this coming weekend. If the price is decent I’ll buy one. If not I’ll just keep using a cast iron pan. Always wanted to try one. Love cooking.
 

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Big Kahuna burner ($75) is what I use with my SouthWest Disc 18" Madrid. The burner can do very low heat all the way up to 34000 BTU blast furnace. Also, the Madrid Disc is heavier/thicker gauge steel and distributes heat more evenly. Last, but not least, I can just set the disc off and use griddle plates, WOK, large boiler pot etc. with the Kahuna Burner-- talk about flexible.
Note to self "bring extra propane"
 

naysjp

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He's got the one with the lip on it. He should try paella. Mine is only 18" in diameter and has no lip so the contents would be hard to contain.