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Old 08-09-2011, 01:54 PM
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Another question. Looks like some of the ovens have legs. When you use the volcano does it matter if your oven has legs or not? Thanks again!
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Another question. Looks like some of the ovens have legs. When you use the volcano does it matter if your oven has legs or not? Thanks again!
Yes, it does matter, as it needs to be elevated, as not to burn/scorch the ground, etc...

I have not seen one without legs though...

Now, i cut apiece of steel to fit under my VG, to prevent scorching, etc...
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I also have a VG and a 12" Dutch Oven. If you look in the DIY Section for "DIY Stove" you will see a short video of my VG and Dutch Oven and a stove I made out of some Galv. reducers. I really like the way the VG works. I'll have to cut me a round disc of steel like you did.
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^^^ the round plate is just another layer of protection, and makes a fine griddle too!

Here are some more pics of my most recent outing...

Used the VG as a grill and firering....
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Once again, the VG lived up to its name...I took it for 4 days of camping/cooking and fly fishing...

Used it for a simple fire pit, and cooked on it, straight grilling and dutch oven...

Had fire in it most of the time, no issues....

Chicken, kabobs, etc......
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Great ongoing review, definitely looks like it has multiple uses. Thanks for taking the time to upload pics too!
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Mike,

Thank you and you are welcome....I'm thinking about getting the cover/smoker thing for it..we'll see...

So far, love it, has done everything i wanted it to do and it certainly a big part of any SHTF cooking needs....

I would strongly encourage you/everyone to obtain one....
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Another question. Looks like some of the ovens have legs. When you use the volcano does it matter if your oven has legs or not? Thanks again!
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Yes, it does matter, as it needs to be elevated, as not to burn/scorch the ground, etc...

I have not seen one without legs though...

Now, i cut apiece of steel to fit under my VG, to prevent scorching, etc...
PSYOP, I think KK was asking if a *dutch oven* has legs will it go through the grate on the volcano stove or is it better to use a dutch oven without legs? (I was wondering this too as I have a volcano stove but need to get a dutch oven.)

I've been enjoying your reviews.
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I have one of the older model Volcano's. Got it new in the box at a garage sale for $5. Yeah I saw that bad boy and jumped all over it. That was 12 years ago and I still use it on occasion. I grill small batches of wings, fish, and the usual array of meats. One of the most usefull ways I have encountered is with a Dutch Oven. I actually baked a cake using the volcano and dutch oven. The size of the top of the grill is about perfect for my dutch oven. No wasted heat or fuel. Very efficient and well worth trying. Get to know how to use this combo before you need it. Coals are required to be placed on top of the dutch oven as well as the bottom.
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Another question. Looks like some of the ovens have legs. When you use the volcano does it matter if your oven has legs or not? Thanks again!
I don't see any issues, as there is a grate on the bottom of the VG and your oven should fit and sit just fine....
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So how much does the wood and charcoal version weigh?
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So how much does the wood and charcoal version weigh?
110.00 direct from http://www.volcanogrills.com/virtuem...no-collapsible

used it this past weekend too..at a little condo we stayed at the beach..they did not have any grills, and i knew this, so i brought my own, stinking up the place...
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Ok...another FTX of the volcano grill....Used it quite a bit this past weekend, wiht and without cast iron pans...We used charcoal to great effect....I can not say enough great things about this piece of kit..

It handles all the food cooking easily, very effeciently and doubles as a fire pit if need be too...Enjoy the food porn....

ps...rack of lamb, pan seared duck breast and trout in tin foil...
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I found this thread while searching for information on charcoal storage, and Lo and behold I have one of these too. Should have tried it out sooner than this, my lazy keester. I bought mine on Ebay, with the propane attachment, for I believe $139 shipped? Free shipping is never free of course.

I want to investigate the charcoal storage issue a bit more. I take it that's a standard five gallon bucket with a tight fitting lid? I'm actually using a plastic tote and storing in my basement, a cool and dry place. Does anyone know anything about how long charcoal will store? The small briquettes that I've used for burning incense will go bad over time; I'm thinking that they absorb water when stored in that simple foil wrapper. What about the grill-type briquets? Any experience with this? Thanks in advance.
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"...Does anyone know anything about how long charcoal will store?
From what I've found online...

As long as the bag is closed tightly and stored in a cool, dry place...they should last indefinitely!
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I just stash the bags and briqueetes into 5 gal lowes buckets, put on shelf in insulated garage, no issues...I also keep a stash of those weber branded little fire starter tabs..non toxic, odorless, etc..great for starting the charcoal, and other fire starting needs too..
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Hmmm never thought of stashing those little Weber fire starter tabs! PSYOP thanks for the great idea! One of the things I love about hanging out on these forums-I want to prep well but there's no way I've ever heard of every cool gadget, widget, or thingie that will help in a SHTF situation. Stop by my house one day and I'll cook you a nice steak, with tater & red wine on my Volcano grill. Veggies grown in my own garden, possibly the tater too.
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^^^awww shucks....sounds like a wonderful meal, can i bring wifey? :-)
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Of course she can bring a dish too
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Great post PSYOP! Make sure you get the right “Dutch Oven” for your volcano! Once you master the heat and get the proper temps you will love it. I have cooked in the back of my pickup while driving down the road while cooking.

A must have! Someone was looking for one, try “Smith and Edwards” in Ogden, Utah.
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