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rustwood

rustwood

On 4/20/2018 at 6:13 PM, Okanagancook said:

I used to have one of these propane units.  It got really, really hot but you could adjust it.  Sounded a bit like a jet engine but not like in a commercial kitchen.  Propane I believe gets hotter than natural gas.  But, it's not a charcoal fire as per the original question.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fryer-Steel-Stand1-Gas-Stove-Propane-Burner-Portable-Outdoor-Camping-Cooker-NEW1/123042696469?hash=item1ca5ea8d15:g:UT4AAOSwUWBauUhC

 

 

+1.   I have one of these and love it: https://www.amazon.com/King-Kooker-24WC-Heavy-Duty-Portable/dp/B000BWFTJE

 

The first time I used it my oil burst into flames.  I hadn't even started cooking anything yet so it wasn't from a spill.  Lesson learned!  I use a more moderate burner setting now and I don't put anything on it until I am 100% ready to cook - all my ingredients at hand, a clear plan for what I need to do, and a vessel for the finished dish (basic wok protocol).

 

I have a kamado, but it takes a while to get the charcoal hot enough for stir fry.  My weber chimney gets more than hot enough in a hurry, but as @FeChef said, it gets dangerously hot.  I would want to corral it with some sort of fire-safe surround if I were going to wok on it  as it is might be too easy to tip it over.  I have occasionally used one to do quick sear on steak though.

rustwood

rustwood

On 4/20/2018 at 6:13 PM, Okanagancook said:

I used to have one of these propane units.  It got really, really hot but you could adjust it.  Sounded a bit like a jet engine but not like in a commercial kitchen.  Propane I believe gets hotter than natural gas.  But, it's not a charcoal fire as per the original question.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fryer-Steel-Stand1-Gas-Stove-Propane-Burner-Portable-Outdoor-Camping-Cooker-NEW1/123042696469?hash=item1ca5ea8d15:g:UT4AAOSwUWBauUhC

 

 

+1.   I have one of these and love it: https://www.amazon.com/King-Kooker-24WC-Heavy-Duty-Portable/dp/B000BWFTJE

 

The first time I used it my oil burst into flames.  I hadn't even started cooking anything yet so it wasn't from a spill.  Lesson learned!  I use a more moderate burner setting now and I don't put anything on it until I am 100% ready to cook - all my ingredients at hand, a clear plan for what I need to do, and a vessel for the finished dish (basic wok protocol).

 

I have a kamado, but it takes a while to get the charcoal hot enough for stir fry.  My weber chimney gets more than hot enough in a hurry, but as @FeChef said, it gets dangerously hot.  I would want to corral with some sort of fire-safe surround if I were going to wok on it  as it is might be too easy to tip it over.  I have occasionally used one to do quick sear on steak though.

rustwood

rustwood

On 4/20/2018 at 6:13 PM, Okanagancook said:

I used to have one of these propane units.  It got really, really hot but you could adjust it.  Sounded a bit like a jet engine but not like in a commercial kitchen.  Propane I believe gets hotter than natural gas.  But, it's not a charcoal fire as per the original question.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fryer-Steel-Stand1-Gas-Stove-Propane-Burner-Portable-Outdoor-Camping-Cooker-NEW1/123042696469?hash=item1ca5ea8d15:g:UT4AAOSwUWBauUhC

 

 

+1.   I have one of these and love it: https://www.amazon.com/King-Kooker-24WC-Heavy-Duty-Portable/dp/B000BWFTJE

 

The first time I used it my oil burst into flames.  I hadn't even started cooking anything yet so it wasn't from a spill.  Lesson learned!  I use a more moderate burner setting now and I don't put anything on it until I am 100% ready to cook - all my ingredients at hand, a clear plan for what I need to do, and a vessel for the finished dish (basic wok protocol).

 

I have a kamado, but it takes a while to get the charcoal hot enough for stir fry.  My weber chimney gets more than hot enough in a hurry, but as @FeChef said, it gets dangerously hot.  I would want to coral with some sort of fire-safe surround if I were going to wok on it  as it is might be too easy to tip it over.  I have occasionally used one to do quick sear on steak though.

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