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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2015, 09:41:07 AM »
Did you ever deturmine how far it must be from any combustible surface. I was wondering if it could live under a covered deck.  Also, will it have a option for casters or can they be easily added so it could be rolled around?
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2015, 01:00:51 PM »
Yes it can be used under a covered deck, actually thats where ive been doing all my R&D on the prototype. I will have several different leg options and one of them will be wheels and Casters.

Here is a little video of some of the accessories its designed to be used with:


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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2015, 06:25:07 PM »
Thought this was interesting,

BTU stands for "British Thermal Unit" It is the amount of energy needed to cool or heat one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.

The Weber Genesis..... rated one of the best performing  / hottest grills by consumer digest has 38,000 BTU  (for the money)
To fit the bill of "High Performance Cooking" I have chosen to use an incredible 100,000 BTU when used with LP or NG....and
with wood I'm sure you can easily double or triple that. 

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2015, 07:36:07 PM »
This is the last accessory I wanted to add. I really like using the lodge pro logic 7 qt. dutch oven.
After a few tries I added the trivet and used parchment paper to drop it in with a smooth landing.

The warm up time was a little over ten min, which can be reduced to 6-7
baked for 25 min with lid on and 5-7 with the lid off.

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2015, 01:43:34 AM »
Nice looking boule Willard.  Can't wait to see the oven that was baked in.  :P

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2015, 07:56:57 AM »
I've never really done a lot on a wok until just recently but see that some of the real Monster BTU burners are all used for woks.
With both Wood and Gas the wok just sizzles and I did some of the finest mushrooms (easily my favorite) I have ever done today.
I can see myself getting into serious WOK WORK
I read the reviews on the Lodge Wok this morning and couldn't help but pick one up. The Lodges are really fine instruments of heat
and have incredibly good looking designs and finishes to them.

Yes I made sure of that...It runs on both LP and NG

Your video is interesting and I am anxious to see your new creation.

A comment on the wok. I have the one you show and about 20 others as well. With over 40 years of experience cooking Chinese food let me suggest that there are 2 key elements to successful stir-frying (chao). One is the availability of extremely high BTU's. I have 2 burners for stir frying, one is rated at 150,000 BTU's and one at 200,000, though the 100,000 you predict for your cooker is more thatn sufficient. The other requirement is the ability to raise and lower temperatures suddenly.  Cast iron's 'fastball' is temperature stability. For this reason, a wok made of steel is far superior to one made of cast iron when if comes to stir frying.

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2015, 08:33:20 PM »
JT, I know it seems like I'm dragging my feet, but
each time I add something it just takes longer....but it's good.
Like adding the interchangeable fuel, (wood / gas) meant I had to
also make the propane kit able to double as the wood starter.....which
I now have done! .......there you go

CP, That is so cool that you have 20 woks!!!!! I know you are serious since
you also have 150-200 k burners. I'm easily impressed with obsessive behavior.
I did have a little inkling about there being something to the thinner steel wok.
Would you mind explaining exactly how, why and when the on-off becomes so important.

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2015, 12:13:36 PM »
Stir frying, like most other cooking, isn't a one-temperature operation. A good example is making a dish of Fish-Fragrant Pork (Yu Xiang Rou). The dish contains no fish but is a classic Sichuan preparation that gets its name from the fact that the sauce is frequently used for fish dishes. What you often see on a Chinese menu will be "Shredded Pork in Garlic Sauce".

At its most basic, aromatics (finely minced garlic, ginger, scallions and douban jiang (Sichuan Hot Bean Paste) are first gently fried in oil to "open them up". Then shredded pork goes in and the heat must be raised instantly to prevent the meat from stewing in its own juices. The heat must be gentle in step one or else the aromatics will burn. The same low heat will destroy the texture of the pork. This is why stir frying on a home stove (including the so-called "commercial" brands which might reach 18,000 BTU's) usually fails. The meat stews when in fact it needs to caramelize on contact as the food is being tossed. So rapid temperature change is a key requirement. The cast iron wok simply can't heat up fast enough, even with 150,000 BTU's.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2015, 08:51:17 PM »
I did it again today with the final prototype accessory for the dutch oven.
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2015, 03:53:27 PM »
That loaf is a thing of beauty. Quick, bring me some soft, sweet butter! :drool:

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2015, 04:31:06 PM »
Crispy, that is interesting.....It's simplicity is deceptive!

Couldn't agree more, on the butter....if it's the right butter its incredible.

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2015, 10:46:45 AM »
Crispy, that is interesting.....It's simplicity is deceptive!

Couldn't agree more, on the butter....if it's the right butter its incredible.

Interesting, I drive past the Minerva Dairy almost every day.  Are you from the area? I had always wondered how wide their distribution was.
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2015, 01:49:58 PM »
Polo, I'm in southwest Michigan. The owner of a grocery store here in town grew up with that butter so he brings it in.
Otherwise it wouldn't be for sale here in town. It is very good and goes good with fresh baked bread with nothing else but butter.

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2015, 07:47:05 PM »
Happy to say: I will be introducing the new Gustavsen Grill sometime next week!


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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2015, 07:54:47 PM »
Can't wait to see it!!
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2015, 08:49:21 AM »
Polo, I'm in southwest Michigan. The owner of a grocery store here in town grew up with that butter so he brings it in.
Otherwise it wouldn't be for sale here in town. It is very good and goes good with fresh baked bread with nothing else but butter.

Sorry for the off topic question, but thanks for the response.  Looking forward to your unveiling.

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2015, 11:38:47 AM »
quite all right, my whole life has been off topic!

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #57 on: March 26, 2015, 02:07:42 PM »
Happy to say: I will be introducing the new Gustavsen Grill sometime next week!



Great news.  Very excited to see the new oven.

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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #58 on: March 29, 2015, 09:09:48 AM »
Can't wait to see it!!


Here is a picture.  ;D
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Re: Gustavsen wood grill (ved grill)
« Reply #59 on: March 29, 2015, 09:53:35 AM »
How did you rate? 
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