I tried my Cobb oven with the Wok but it was so slow for cooking. Anyone have a small portable solution? I've been reading up about using a chimney. Something about the size of an asian terracotta stove but much lighter.
That is the small one larger ones are available I just meant that style of bbq.
I've given up on using the Cobb briquettes, too slow, too expensive. I just use BBQ beads, which I think are just compressed charcoal and coal dust, or just charcoal and use a slug of meths or a base of small twigs to get them started. Most of the wilding spots I stay at also have plenty of left over charcoal in old campfires so I just spend a few minutes gathering up the leftovers.
I don't think a wok will ever be successful on a Cobb as the heat source is too low, probably a small campfire burnt down to coals and the wok placed directly on the coals would do.
I used to motorcycle with a Chinese guy back in the 80s who used that method and he cooked some superb meals whilst we struggled with Trangias and dehydrated crap. He could even cook damper. He lost his wok in a wind storm overlooking the Great Australian Bight, in a hundred years some plonker is going to find it and the Chinese will claim Australia!!!
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Bought one in NZ for 1$ in a charity shop, brilliant bit of kit. Used it mainly on the camp fire, steaks were superb, also used it for flat breads and potato cakes.
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