First LPG cooker

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First LPG cooker

Postby Art » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:56 am

Hi Guys,
Well here's my first BBQ:
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It had to be as portable as possible, and cheap, without being just a toy,
so at least I can use the LPG bottle for a light or something should I upgrade later.
Yes, that is a cast iron hotplate on the top ;)

Snags & chicken kebabs anyone :D

Anyway, is there some particular reason why LPG must be stored upright?
I can't see the difference if it's on it's side, other than maybe the inside of the valve
getting wet???
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Postby Blue Bravo » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:22 pm

Stand them up to stop them rolling around.

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Postby Troyk » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:44 pm

Art,

If you want to keep the bottle and plate more stable while cooking, you can get plastic legs that clip on and off. From memory I think you get a pack of 4 legs for about $6.

Looks like Mt Barney.

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Re: First LPG cooker

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:09 pm

Art wrote:Hi Guys,
Well here's my first BBQ:
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Art.


It almost looks like an advertisement for some exotic holiday...
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Re: First LPG cooker

Postby will_deness » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:11 pm

gypsylady wrote:
Art wrote:Hi Guys,
Well here's my first BBQ:
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Art.


It almost looks like an advertisement for some exotic holiday...

Or a ad for red bull.
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Postby kazzakanary » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:00 pm

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Postby Art » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:31 pm

Yes it is Mt Barney view from Yellow Pinch.
Still a lot of suffering to get the gear and a chair up there,
but for a very enjoyable lunch ;)
Took it to Mt French today too.

I thought about having a criss cross of box section welded to the bottom,
but maybe after that modification, noone would want to fill it.
If you can buy a base that fits securely, I'm all for that.. on the look out.
Also heard about a label that goes on the side can tell you how full it is.

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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:26 pm

Art wrote:
I thought about having a criss cross of box section welded to the bottom,
but maybe after that modification, noone would want to fill it.
Art.


I would think it would be harder to find some one who wants to WELD to it :shock: :***
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Re: First LPG cooker

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:30 am

will_deness wrote:[

Or a ad for red bull.


Or even the BBQ sauce...
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Postby Komodo » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:19 am

plastic legs are probably your best option. I have a set on one of my small bottles - works pretty well.

As for welding - well not only would you have to be an idiot to attempt to weld to a gas bottle - its also highly illegal.

Can I ask why you went for a refillable style setup over a self sealing setup. A self sealing setup would have been around the same cost - possibly slightly cheaper - but would have been much easier to handle if your doing hikes and what not...?
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Postby Art » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:05 pm

I thought it would go without saying the cilinder would be empty while being
welded, but even then, I couldn't blame anyone who didn't want to touch it.
Although, I don't think it would be unsafe to weld the bottom part that is
seperate from the actual cylinder.
Can I ask why you went for a refillable style setup over a self sealing setup

I assume that means the throw away cannister type that pack up much smaller?
Well I don't use fire, or cook while up mountains at all.
This is intended for the ground, but I still want to keep my whole outfit
small and versatile.
I didn't really check, but assume this setup is cheapest for gas?
and I might duplicate it for a gas light, and then swap gas cylinders if
the need arises.
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Postby Ponga » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:46 pm

Fantastic picture! I couldn't help but notice the cute we griddle pan, I nearly bought one myself (cos I'm such a sucker for small cute wee things) however I resisted the temptation to impulse buy, and put it back on the shelf. So I am interested in how you rate it, in case I have to go back and buy one.

Would two steaks fit? If so I really do need to get one NOW. :grin:
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Postby GypsyLady » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:01 pm

Ponga wrote:Fantastic picture! I couldn't help but notice the cute we griddle pan, I nearly bought one myself (cos I'm such a sucker for small cute wee things) however I resisted the temptation to impulse buy, and put it back on the shelf. So I am interested in how you rate it, in case I have to go back and buy one.

Would two steaks fit? If so I really do need to get one NOW. :grin:



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Postby Derek Bullock » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:07 pm

Hillbilly http://www.campingwithhillbilly.com/ make a neat little plate for portable stoves. It even has a fold down handle.

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Postby Art » Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:31 pm

Mine's a bit different:

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Probably heavier and harder to clean!
It was a Chrissy present that came with a lighter, tongs, and brush.
They certainly made the right choice for a cheap present.

It's the size of the Primus single burner stove diameter, Same as the pic above I think.

You could do about 7 or 8 snags/kebabs , or two fish fillets,
or maybe two steaks if each is on the smaller side.
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