Makings for a conglomerate stove

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Makings for a conglomerate stove

Postby zelph » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:51 pm

I found these pieces at a goodwill store 2 days ago. I will piece them together to make a fun stove set-up.

The potbelly stove is made of steel. It has a stainless steel veggie steamer thingy in it to line the bottom as a grate. The stainless steel fondue thing is going to be turned into a Kelly Bowl, think Kelly Kettle :mrgreen: The Kelly Bowl will sit atop the potbelly wood burner or some othe stainless something or other to hold a vertical stack of twigs. I'll make the center portion of the fondue to have a wide open hole to allow a good draft. The bottom of the fondue has a hole already in it to allow a fire to enter.

Foster 2 cup can is shown as size comparison/scale.
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Re: Makings for a conglomerate stove

Postby Ridgerunner » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:33 am

Looks like you could bake the Mrs a cake in the stainless thingy :DP:
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Re: Makings for a conglomerate stove

Postby zelph » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:47 am

Ridgerunner wrote:Looks like you could bake the Mrs a cake in the stainless thingy :DP:


You got good eyes and I like the way you think :lol: I could line it with non-stick aluminum foil and make her one of the biggest cakes ever to be made with an alcohol stove. :o :D I could be in the Guiness record books of stovers/stovies :DP:

There are a few parts I did not photograph that will also be used. 1 piece to be used as pot support on the wood burner and one to raise the fondue thingy up to be able to put a small wood burner under it.

You know I'm addicted to this kinda thing :DBfire:
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Re: Makings for a conglomerate stove

Postby realityguy » Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:36 pm

It appears the stainless is a Mongolian hot pot..Mongolian fondue pot..shaboo-shaboo or something like that.We used to have fondue parties like that with several plates of thin sliced meats and vegetables all cooked/boiled in spiced broth in the stainless pot..and the broth was eaten as a soup afterwards.. :dinner:

Does that big thingee weigh less than 2oz? :shock:

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Re: Makings for a conglomerate stove

Postby zelph » Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:24 pm

realityguy wrote:It appears the stainless is a Mongolian hot pot..Mongolian fondue pot..shaboo-shaboo or something like that.We used to have fondue parties like that with several plates of thin sliced meats and vegetables all cooked/boiled in spiced broth in the stainless pot..and the broth was eaten as a soup afterwards.. :dinner:

Does that big thingee weigh less than 2oz? :shock:

:lol:


I wish it were the Mongolian hot pot. I would not have to do any modifications. Right now the center has to be removed.

We don't want to think about how much the big thingy weighs. :mrgreen: It's for wood burning pleasure in the back yard/campground. There is currently a "Burn Ban" in effect at the campground :twisted:

We are dry and hot here in mid America :roll:

Leaving tonight for the great state of Iowa. VA Hospital will evaluate for brain transplant beginning in the ear canal 8-) Can't play with this conglomerate stove till mid week....bummer :(
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Re: Makings for a conglomerate stove

Postby realityguy » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:44 pm

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Re: Makings for a conglomerate stove

Postby zelph » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:08 pm



I think you are right. What I have looks like a Shabu shabu cooker rather than a fonduerer :mrgreen:

What kind of thin sliced meat are they cooking?
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Re: Makings for a conglomerate stove

Postby realityguy » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:01 pm

We usually used a couple plates of thin sliced beef,shrimp, and thin sliced pork,but they probably used whatever was available over there...beef,chicken,goat,pig,cat,dog,snake,toadettes..anything that will cook fast.Everybody sits around the table and throws in what they want to eat from the plates..also thin sliced vegetables(zucchini,celery,cabbage,shrooms,broccoli,onions,ginger,ginkgo nuts,waterchestnuts,bamboo shoots,weird fungus.. :o )..tofu..and about 4-5 bottles of wine(or a bottle per person :lol: )..makes a good leisurely meal.For us..sometimes the after-broth was poured into half a wintermelon boiling hot,cooking the inner melon..and the sides scooped out with the broth.

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Re: Makings for a conglomerate stove

Postby zelph » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:29 pm

All that food sounds great cooked that way(boiled in wine)

sometimes the after-broth was poured into half a wintermelon boiling hot,cooking the inner melon..and the sides scooped out with the broth.


Now that sounds "tasty, tasty" :cheers:
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Re: Makings for a conglomerate stove

Postby zelph » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:28 pm

I burned some wood today also. Total cost of this thrift store special was 10.00 I did not use the stainless steel fondu thingy. I want to try alcohol in it first to see how it works.

I used a stainless steel pail to hold my water. Had a nice hot bed of coals and then threw some wet twigs in. They dried and burned well.

That thing infront of the stove is a cast iron base to be used instead of the base that came with the stove. Always good to have a backup :mrgreen:

The pot support originally had a round bottom glass bowl in it. I suppose they put marbles in it and then dried flowers stuck into the marbles???? don't know for sure, anyone know what I'm talking about :?

I was just playing with fire :mrgreen:

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