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    P.P.S. - RandyT, given you'll only cook for yourself or an occasional guest(s), I suggest you buy TWO D.Os. In addition to a Lodge 12" Deep D.O., if you add a Lodge 10" D.O., you can also cook a side dish such as biscuits, cornbread, a cobbler, a vegetable, etc., etc., etc., at the same time you're cooking your main dinner in the 12".

    I used a Lodge 12" D.O. and Century 10" D.O. (Birmingham Stove & Range Mfg.) for years and those were more than sufficient for me and a couple of buds in camp, or just firing them up and cooking for two out on the patio. Then I got into cooking for more people so added the others I listed. Worked fine for me.

    Again, just a suggestion.

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    I welded a trivet out of 3 horse shoes. To the bottom of each horse shoe I welded a 3/8" nut. I can adjust the height of the trivet by using different length bolts. I got the idea from Cowboy Kent Rollins. He has some good cast iron videos on YouTube. If you are interested in how the trivet looks just google "Horseshoe Dutch Oven Trivet". A bunch will come up, including the horse shoes with the 3/8" bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batch View Post
    I welded a trivet out of 3 horse shoes. To the bottom of each horse shoe I welded a 3/8" nut. I can adjust the height of the trivet by using different length bolts. I got the idea from Cowboy Kent Rollins. He has some good cast iron videos on YouTube. If you are interested in how the trivet looks just google "Horseshoe Dutch Oven Trivet". A bunch will come up, including the horse shoes with the 3/8" bolts.
    Thanks for bring those up....They make great trivets....
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    thanks for the replies, I'll probably start out with the 12 inch deep and fool with that for a bit and then add another. I've been watching Cowboy Kent and have been picking up some info.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    As Seniorman has indicated, Dutch Ovens are kinda like guns. There's always the need for one more.

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    we use these very often in Southern Africa, except we call them potjie pots.
    cast iron pot
    we use them for cooking stews ( potjiekos, potbrood or pot bread) or anything really..
    here is a video of a Dude out in russia using one explaining it.
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    FYI
    this is how we do it here actually hahah this is typical for a weekend, if we braai'ing (barbecuing)
    basically you pour a drink, light the fire, pour another drink wait for fire to settle, pour another drink prep ingreideints, pour another drink wait for fire to have coals, pour another drink wait for it to be right heat..
    then you start potjie.. and pour another drink and many hours later you start cooking and drink some more..
    potjie takes many hours, and some how between all the drinks eventually food appears at 11pm at night..
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    My advice, is come to south africa, hang out with some people whom love to braaai you find out all you need to know about these pots.. they sacred and a religion, second to rugby
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonyraison View Post
    we use these very often in Southern Africa, except we call them potjie pots.
    cast iron pot
    we use them for cooking stews ( potjiekos, potbrood or pot bread) or anything really..
    here is a video of a Dude out in russia using one explaining it.
    Antonyraison, I enjoyed the video about the potjie pots.

    Many years ago I received a book from my great uncle's collection called Jock Of The Bushveld by Sir Percy Fitzgerald, 1922. In the margins of each page are pen and ink illustrations of the men in South Africa in their everyday work out in the bush. In many of the "camp" illustrations, the potjie pot is prominently featured cooking the food for the freighters, hunters, etc.

    As a cast iron fan I was always intrigued with that potjie pot but have never used one. Maybe someday .....

    Thanks for the video.

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    You can still buy them.

    Other places have larger models available. I have seen them up to 10 gallons in this style and old ones even larger, up to 30 gallons. I have cooked several meals in the big 30 gallon size at historic sites. It takes a while to get them to a boil.

    These huge kettles were a staple on the subsistence farms everyone wants to emulate today. The large ones were used for lard rendering, clothes washing or any other need that arose.

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    I would love to go to south africa and hang out, maybe one of these days
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    You can still buy them.

    Other places have larger models available. I have seen them up to 10 gallons in this style and old ones even larger, up to 30 gallons. I have cooked several meals in the big 30 gallon size at historic sites. It takes a while to get them to a boil.

    These huge kettles were a staple on the subsistence farms everyone wants to emulate today. The large ones were used for lard rendering, clothes washing or any other need that arose.

    http://www.townsends.us/food-drink-c...74-57.html?p=1
    I have the one my great great grandmother used. The bottom broke out of it and I have a huge asparagus fern in it now. The iron on the sides is probably 1/4" thick but the bottom (where the fire was) where it broke it is less than 1/8" thick. Lots of use, until it broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seniorman View Post
    Antonyraison, I enjoyed the video about the potjie pots.

    Many years ago I received a book from my great uncle's collection called Jock Of The Bushveld by Sir Percy Fitzgerald, 1922. In the margins of each page are pen and ink illustrations of the men in South Africa in their everyday work out in the bush. In many of the "camp" illustrations, the potjie pot is prominently featured cooking the food for the freighters, hunters, etc.

    As a cast iron fan I was always intrigued with that potjie pot but have never used one. Maybe someday .....

    Thanks for the video.

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    Jock of the Bushveld is a huge legend over here.. great story. (true story)
    Yeah the ducth settlers, later became the boer nation (well them and some Italian and french etc)
    a lot of the Afrikaans speaking people here are descendants of the boer settlers, so yeah these pots are very much part of our culture here and very cherished, many dont consider you a man if you cannot cook a good potjie.
    I use mine rather often, they just need to be taken care of as they can rust rather easy, so its imparitive they are sealed correctly when bought, and oil and what not routine cooked inside or onions, to keep it from rusting..
    Many people over own several of these, and they can be bought easily at most super markets, rather cheap.. but a lot of people just keep the pots in the families, I guess the older ones are a bit better.. but yeah they rather cheap here to buy and we have a whole host of sizes, ones with flat bottoms, ones with legs.. etc etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by randyt View Post
    I would love to go to south africa and hang out, maybe one of these days
    Come any time, I dont have much space currently but hey I can certainly host ya...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    You can still buy them.

    Other places have larger models available. I have seen them up to 10 gallons in this style and old ones even larger, up to 30 gallons. I have cooked several meals in the big 30 gallon size at historic sites. It takes a while to get them to a boil.

    These huge kettles were a staple on the subsistence farms everyone wants to emulate today. The large ones were used for lard rendering, clothes washing or any other need that arose.

    http://www.townsends.us/food-drink-c...74-57.html?p=1
    There are tons here, even at most supermarkets you find them...
    So readily available every where here.
    Wouldnt be advisiable to ship them, as you end up paying more than the pot for the postage.. but they range from about
    R300 - R600 ( which is about 24 USD - 50 USD)
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    Crap that's cheap. We could start an import business. Yeah, that's the ticket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Crap that's cheap. We could start an import business. Yeah, that's the ticket!
    if you can set up the courier yes, I can likely even get it cheaper than that( this is department store prices).. as I likely can find the source easily and if bulk is bought extra discounts..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    That lid lifter needs to be about a foot long too!

    Not going to have much hair left on your knuckles if not.

    I tried using an S hook from the fire irons a couple of times. It did not work out well.
    The lifters/pokers are about 24" long....

    I'd have to dig it out of the trailer.....but has the hook and fingers on one end and forked poker on the other....the fork helps with morning burning logs around.
    Example ....picture a 3" fork on the opposite end as the hook.

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    thanks for all the replies. Am on the search for a vintage model but went to order a lodge from Cabelas for the meantime. Alas they are on backorder status at the moment. Maybe I should order one and wait, tis winter and all.
    so the definition of a criminal is someone who breaks the law and you want me to believe that somehow more laws make less criminals?

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