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My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby freestone » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:14 pm

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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby balzaccom » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:07 am

Sorry to ask...

But is that pot sitting on pine needles, with hot coals on top of it? I don't think that's the approveed installation by the USFS!
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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby freestone » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:48 pm

It's a grass mulch in my back yard next to a swimming pool.. I do the cooking in a Weber or ceramic tray if I am doing coals on the bottom. Sometimes I only put coals on the top to finish the recipe as in these images. I do not recommend using a Dutch Oven in high fire conditions that include low humity and high winds. Sorry if these images portrayed that as OK.
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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby hikin_jim » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:35 pm

Look yummy (but not very light weight) :)

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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby rlown » Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:30 pm

I'd pack a dutch oven in a second if i could. obviously below 10k, given the rules.. The best wood-fired vessel in the fleet..
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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby hikin_jim » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:30 pm

I've seen some nice looking aluminum ones. Hmm. Dang that looks yummy. :)

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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby rlown » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:43 pm

full on cast iron.. aluminum sucks for this type of cooking..
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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby hikin_jim » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:46 pm

rlown wrote:full on cast iron.. aluminum sucks for this type of cooking..

Really? I've seen some aluminum ones that were really thick. They looked solid and looked like they'd conduct heat thoroughly and evenly.

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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby rlown » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:58 pm

well.. i'll take cast iron any day over aluminum.. don't need the medical stuff that "might" come with aluminum..
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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby hikin_jim » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:26 pm

Yeah, there was a scare about aluminum and Alzheimer's a few years back. That has been discredited. It turned out to be baseless.

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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby freestone » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:13 am

Well seasoned cast iron is a thing of beauty. There are folks out there who obsess over their seasoned cast iron and cringe at the thought of soap and water ever touching their kit. Aluminum is not quite in the same class and will not season or hold heat like cast iron.
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Re: My Other Sierra Stove System

Postby hikin_jim » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:30 am

True and good point. I was just thinking about weight.

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