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$7 Discada Build Beginning

damascusmaker

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Picked up this burner over the weekend at local flea market thinking discada. Not sure right now if it's big enough, maybe move it closer to the disc? Had no luck finding a disc today and shipping is killer on them so I give dishing a piece of 1/4" plate a try. Seemed to work out fine. Still have blasting and cleaning up the edges and handles to do.If this burner works out it'll need a better place for the disc to set and longer legs.. The best part is I have $7 invested so far. Disc should clean up at 25 inch diameter.

Do you who use these find a lip a worthwhile addition? I have about a 4" concavity right now.




Boiling about a 1/2 a gallon of water 
 
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dirtsailor2003

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Should work. Weld three stand offs of some sorts onto th burner frame to support the disk. I used horseshoes for mine. The three point stand offs will
Allow you to level the disk even when the burner may not be quite level. Not a big deal when doing stir fry or fajitas. But when frying with oil it's nice to be level.
 

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Thanks dirtsailor. I'm looking forward to getting it finished and trying it out. First cook recommendations?
 

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Looks great so far!

Looking forward to seeing it in action!

Al
 

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Put three or four handles on the disc. That way you can fly it on a schwenker too! I'll be adding 2 more handles to mine at some point, The bummer thing is its really nicely seasoned so I hate to grind and weld anything new on it!


This photo shows the horseshoes I used on the burner for stand offs for the disc. they serve a dual purporse. First they raise the disc off the rim. I was having a flame out issue because the disc was sealing tight to the top of the tire rim. By having three bearing points it allows you to level the disc if the burner isn't quite level.

 

damascusmaker

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I like the looks of your burner. I'll see how the one I have works out, may end up ordering one like yours before this is over. First impression from boiling the water, it seems the burner should be closer to the disc.
 

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I think it's about ready for cooking. Extended the legs, seasoned and handled the disc and adjusted the burner height. I think the small burner is going to be sufficient. I'll be using the #20 skillet this weekend to reheat and serve PP for 25. May use the disc for warming hotdogs and chili the next day. 
Whats this might stuff! Get that disc heated up and serve some bogs and chili!

If that burner doesn't work out you can pull it and put in a larger burner.  I think that you will be fine as is. A large wok lid comes in handy when cooking certain foods.
 

damascusmaker

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 What I was thinking is put the chili on the center and lay the dogs around the outside radially. The dogs will get a light rub and couple hours smoke the day before. Need to do a test to see how much the center will hold and leave enough room on the outside for the wieners. 
 

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That turned out great and it looks to cook really well too!

If you treat that thing like cast iron, it'll last you forever!

By the way, I noticed the tool holder, good scroll work!
 

damascusmaker

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Thanks guys, It's going to be a nice tool to have. 

 Dirtsailor  "A large wok lid comes in handy when cooking certain foods." Absolutely, that piece of tread plate was perfect for holding the heat and moisture in the PP. And since I was set up next to a sheep barn it kept the flies out when things were cooling down. 

Cranky,  I had to get a little forge work in somewhere, while handy it needs a little re-design. The hooks for tools should be solid not moveable and I want a better place to hang the lid. Good concept but a little clumsy in practice. 

 

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