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Can anyone recommend a one-burner solution (Wok/Disco)?

Hi DuffyH,

The disc is 22" wide and maybe 3" deep in the center... It is very thick carbon steel. If you had a full load of coal going I suspect you'd get plenty of heat using your grate with the hole in it... I also don't think there's any problem with putting it right on top of the coals... When we go camping I've seen people place the disc right on top of the campfire coals - no problems...

The turkey fryer burner that I have is round and the disc sits nicely above it... I guess your square one might work OK if it doesn't slide around too much... I'm sure the Bayou burner would probably put out enough heat - mine does...

Disc-It sells the non-customized discs for $75... Anybody with even a passing curiosity should buy one and try it... Once you see how versatile the disc is you'll be hooked!

Mar 24, 2015
krivera1 in Cookware

Can anyone recommend a one-burner solution (Wok/Disco)?

I talked to Greg on Sunday and went ahead and ordered an EZ-Wok setup... He shipped it yesterday... I'll have to take it for a spin this weekend... I'll let you all know what I think...

Mar 24, 2015
krivera1 in Cookware

Can anyone recommend a one-burner solution (Wok/Disco)?

Funny, I didn't catch your post initially... but yesterday I was doing some web searching to try to find a US source for a Manniu burner and came across Greg Wong... I already exchanged emails with him and will likely order today an EZ-Wok set-up (he says the burner is a Manniu X76, but I don't find that one in Manniu's catalog - looks like an X72)...

Thanks again for your help - cheers!

Mar 22, 2015
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Can anyone recommend a one-burner solution (Wok/Disco)?

What did you use to cut the openings in the stainless top?

Mar 21, 2015
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Can anyone recommend a one-burner solution (Wok/Disco)?

Yes, I bought the disc and burner from Disc-It... The disc is awesome! Thick and heavy... Holds a lot of heat (and a lot of food!)... The burner I've been less happy with... Even for discada I don't think it gets hot enough (or something is maybe wrong with my burner)... I'm using the burner that came with a turkey fryer - puts out a lot more heat... I still would not mind a much nicer burner set up (the rig from GerryBrad above is sweet!)...

Mar 20, 2015
krivera1 in Cookware

Can anyone recommend a one-burner solution (Wok/Disco)?

Thanks GTM,

I actually hadn't moved forward yet with purchasing the wok burner yet... I purchased a Disc-It and am having it custom designed - should be here in a couple of weeks. I'll try cooking on that with a wok and see how it does.

I really appreciate your input. I had seen the Thaichef burner set-up, which seemed nice, but a bit pricey. I've also purchased from Tejas Smokers before - they are a good company. I wasn't aware they sold burners - I'll have to check them out.

Ken

Sep 19, 2012
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recommendations for backyard smoker

I have been using a vertical propane smoker for a few years. Very simple to use, holds even temperature without having to monitor it closely (kinda set it and forget it).

I have used Smoke Hollow and Landmann smokers - they're not really rocket science and all are pretty good. There are some pretty good deals going on at Amazon right now if you have an Amazon Visa Card (20% discount). I would recommend this unit for you for about $160 shipped:

http://www.amazon.com/Camp-Chef-18-In...

Jun 07, 2012
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Beautiful new coffee grinder woes...

I also have a Solis Maestro grinder. I always had problems with static. Solis was eventually bought (I think) by Baratza. They released a revised grounds cup which has a special coating inside of it to prevent static. I purchased a replacement from them for $10 and woallah! no more static. Here's the link in case you're interested:

http://www.baratza.com/cgi-bin/commer...

Jun 07, 2012
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recommendations for backyard smoker

The 20% discount is for Amazon Visa Cardholders only and is not valid for Weber products...

Jun 07, 2012
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What Kitchen Scale Do Chefs Use At Home?

Here's the one I use:

http://www.amazon.com/Ozeri-Professio...

Very nice, thin, compact... Not too expensive...

Jun 07, 2012
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Can anyone recommend a one-burner solution (Wok/Disco)?

Thanks for the recommendation... The paella burner looks very similar to the Disc-It burner that I had posted above - not sure if the burner would work well for high temp wok cooking...

Maybe others users might have some more ideas?

Jun 01, 2012
krivera1 in Cookware

Can anyone recommend a one-burner solution (Wok/Disco)?

Hi group,

I am looking to buy an outdoor burner to be used for high-temperature wok cooking, as well as medium temperature disco cooking. For those of you not familiar with a disco it is a very large flat cast-iron disc (like a wok, but used more for fajitas, tacos, etc. - I have attached a photo for those of you unfamiliar).

I've been reading the threads and looking at MANniu and Rambo burners - obviously great choices for wok cooking. I'm just not sure if they would work well with the disco.

There are companies like Disc-It which make discos and a very nice burner to go with it (see here: http://www.disc-it.com/), but I'm not sure their burners are hot enough to get that high temp wok hay flavor. Also, their burners seem to have a wider distribution of flame to heat up the much larger surface area of the disco (unlike the wok burners which seem to concentrate the flame in the center).

Does anybody have a recommendation on a versatile burner which could do double duty for both?

Thanks!

Jun 01, 2012
krivera1 in Cookware