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Old 12-14-2017, 03:23 PM   #1
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So since I read the coffee thread, and someone added the video of Kent Rollins the cowboy cooker, making coffee it got me thinking about my camping cookware.

I have some items but want to have a full campfire kitchen.

Anyone else into this? Post up some pics !

By the way, his cowboy coffee is some good stuff.


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Old 12-14-2017, 03:30 PM   #2
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I've started making cobblers in a 10" dutch oven on my fire pit for special occasions and they're always a big hit with guests and family alike... I bought me a big ol 14" deep Dutch oven yesterday and a 5 rib roast from the HEB sale... gonna do it on the fire pit this weekend...

If you want to really get some great ideas, just get on you tube and search Dutch oven cooking...
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Grady Spears and June Naylor have written a couple of cookbooks. "The Texas Cowboy Kitchen" is a good one. "The Texas Cowboy Cookbook" by Robb Walsh is a good one too. These are not only cookbooks but full of history and pics.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:41 PM   #4
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Thanks guys


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Old 12-15-2017, 08:41 AM   #5
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I recently acquired a couple of pieces of cast iron that's pretty dirty and rusty. Has anyone ever tried to polish the inside of any of your cookware? Seen some company that does that, but no way I am spending $200+ for a cast iron skillet.
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I recently acquired a couple of pieces of cast iron that's pretty dirty and rusty. Has anyone ever tried to polish the inside of any of your cookware? Seen some company that does that, but no way I am spending $200+ for a cast iron skillet.
Some good you tube videos on how to do it... If it's just rusty with no cracks/warps, they should clean up and cook like brand new.
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:00 AM   #7
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I've started cooking this way and it is fun. A bit time costuming though. My two teenage boys have started doing it as well.
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:06 AM   #8
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I recently acquired a couple of pieces of cast iron that's pretty dirty and rusty. Has anyone ever tried to polish the inside of any of your cookware? Seen some company that does that, but no way I am spending $200+ for a cast iron skillet.
Get a wire wheel for a grinder, polish it up and reseason. It works like a charm. I have one I cook with nearly daily that was used as an ash tray for 10+ years
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Old 12-15-2017, 09:21 AM   #9
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I have been looking at getting a full set up since my fiance and I currently live in a travel trailer while our house is getting remodeled. I enjoy cooking over a fire and think it would be a good way to make meals.
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Grady Spears and June Naylor have written a couple of cookbooks. "The Texas Cowboy Kitchen" is a good one. "The Texas Cowboy Cookbook" by Robb Walsh is a good one too. These are not only cookbooks but full of history and pics.

That's a name that hasn't come to mind in years. I worked with him in the kitchen at the Reata in Alpine years and years ago. Man that guy sure knows his way around food.


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Old 12-15-2017, 09:50 AM   #11
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I'm a fan of cowboy camp cooking.

For drummets we sometimes burn 'em on the grill and then sauce 'em up in the cowboy woks.

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Old 12-15-2017, 09:53 AM   #12
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I've started making cobblers in a 10" dutch oven on my fire pit for special occasions and they're always a big hit with guests and family alike... I bought me a big ol 14" deep Dutch oven yesterday and a 5 rib roast from the HEB sale... gonna do it on the fire pit this weekend...

If you want to really get some great ideas, just get on you tube and search Dutch oven cooking...
And there gos hrs of your life lol.
Good stuff though

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Old 12-15-2017, 10:10 AM   #13
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Grady Spears and June Naylor have written a couple of cookbooks. "The Texas Cowboy Kitchen" is a good one. "The Texas Cowboy Cookbook" by Robb Walsh is a good one too. These are not only cookbooks but full of history and pics.

I'm having lunch at Grady's place in fort worth for our office Christmas party today! That guy can cook!!
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:14 AM   #14
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Go to Youtube and watch Kent Rollins videos. He'll tell you all you want to know about cast iron cooking gear lol.

I really enjoy his videos and recipes.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:21 AM   #15
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I recently acquired a couple of pieces of cast iron that's pretty dirty and rusty. Has anyone ever tried to polish the inside of any of your cookware?
No need to polish, just clean it really well and re-season it, and it will last generations. As the others have suggested, go to Youtube, and search.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:32 AM   #16
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I recently acquired a couple of pieces of cast iron that's pretty dirty and rusty. Has anyone ever tried to polish the inside of any of your cookware? Seen some company that does that, but no way I am spending $200+ for a cast iron skillet.
My brothers put his in the oven and ran the oven on clean mode. It crusted everything old off. He scrubbed it and re seasoned it and it looked brand new.

I love cooking on the disc. I have been wanting to use my dutch oven outside, maybe i will give it a try now.
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Old 12-15-2017, 10:33 AM   #17
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No need to polish, just clean it really well and re-season it, and it will last generations. As the others have suggested, go to Youtube, and search.
I am no stranger to cast iron, I have just been thinking of doing a super slick finish on a couple pieces that need to be seasoned. Just to see if the hype is worth the effort.
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Cobbler's are good in the DO and have made them for years. This year I decided to change things up and been making Bread Pudding. It takes longer to prep but worth the extra effort.
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dang! hadn't thought about bread puddin'! That sounds like a great idea!
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:57 AM   #20
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dang! hadn't thought about bread puddin'! That sounds like a great idea!


I been using canned cinnamon rolls or krispy kreme donuts.
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:26 PM   #21
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Y'all making me hungry.
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Old 12-15-2017, 05:27 PM   #22
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I would look into the electrolysis method of cleaning if its pretty bad. It's easy and takes a lot of the elbow grease out of the process. I have a customer that does it quite often with great results.
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I been using canned cinnamon rolls or krispy kreme donuts.
Made a big ol' batch of Dutch oven Bread puddin' today along with a great rum sauce.. I used Thomas's Cinnamon Bread. It turned out great!!

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Looks really good.
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:31 PM   #25
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Main course for today was prime rib in the Dutch oven... I think it was my best prime rib ever... made gravy with the drippings... It was a big hit!

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That top oven is the bread pudding...
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Main course for today was prime rib in the Dutch oven... I think it was my best prime rib ever... made gravy with the drippings... It was a big hit!

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That top oven is the bread pudding...
Pardon me sir, could you PLEASE POST THE RECIPE!

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looks great ss. but can not use temp gadgets on real cowboy cooking! never saw wishbone on raw hide use one...
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Pardon me sir, could you PLEASE POST THE RECIPE!

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What did you make that windwall out of?
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Main course for today was prime rib in the Dutch oven... I think it was my best prime rib ever... made gravy with the drippings... It was a big hit!



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That top oven is the bread pudding...


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Hand Test
Use your hand to feel the heat. Of course, every person has a different sensitivity to heat but this works well for me. Just place your hand about 4" above the oven. Count how many seconds you can keep your hand there before it gets too hot. It is about 50 degrees per second counting down from 550, so I just count - "550, and 500, and 450, and 400, and 350, and 300, ...".

Seconds Temperature
1 500+
2 500
3 450
4 400
5 350
6 300
7 250
8 200
The way to see if heat is consistent is to move your hand around over the oven to see if you have any cold spots. If so adjust your coals or add more. Never used charcoal but this works well for mesquite coals, just use a burn barrel to keep some ready.
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Old 12-18-2017, 05:07 PM   #32
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I recently acquired a couple of pieces of cast iron that's pretty dirty and rusty. Has anyone ever tried to polish the inside of any of your cookware? Seen some company that does that, but no way I am spending $200+ for a cast iron skillet.


Finally got around to building the fixture for my machine. I machined the bottom surface in my lathe to get rid of the cracks and high spots. Getting it seasoned right now, should be slick as a baby’s *** soon.

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Old 12-18-2017, 05:33 PM   #33
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������ awesome!!
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Main course for today was prime rib in the Dutch oven... I think it was my best prime rib ever... made gravy with the drippings... It was a big hit!

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Old 12-18-2017, 05:46 PM   #35
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I have a 10 12 and 14 inch dutch oven. and a 12 inch skillet that is more than 110 years old. it is as non stick as the very best made today. last year at bass pro shop bought a 3 in ash tray type. its GREAT for eggs for English muffins. and also in use is a Chinese wok.
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