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.
+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.