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Meateater



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20 14 12:25 pm    Post subject: New to the discada scene Reply with quote

Hey I'm just getting into the discada scene and need some pointers on the disc to buy. I see there is thicknesses all the way up to 10mm. My buddy bought one that is 26" by 8mm and it is HEAVY!! Does any one have a suggestion on the best thickness to get?? Thanks a lot. Really enjoy all the info on here
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21 14 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meateater, in my opinion a disc with a bottom thickness of 3/16" or 7 gauge is more than adequate.
I look forward to seeing your project come to life. Very Happy
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Hank McMauser



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21 14 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome from another newbie. My disc is 22" dia and about 1/4" (6mm?) I wouldn't want it much if any heavier.
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Meateater



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24 14 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. I think a 24" is going to be the size i want. Just got to find one
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24 14 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure how many people your planning on cooking for but a 24" disco is huge. I know a couple who have 24's and say that that its a lot if wasted space. I have a 20" and can cook enough fajita fixings for 20-25 people with no problems.

Definitely look at least 3/16 thickness. The thicker material holds the heat better without any type of warpage.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25 14 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meateater - Good to see that you joined up! Very Happy

Get a big one and a small one. One for parties & one for just
the family. There are some almost flat & others bowl shaped.

You just gotta find what you need.

You can always cook a small amount on a big disc, but you
can't cook for a party on a small one. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28 14 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meateater Welcome to the club and the ring Exclamation
Good luck on what ever you choose.
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Meateater



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25 14 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got my disc about done. Still need handles but had to try it out. I ended up with a 22" disc. With 2 boards. I used
2 1/2" ring around the edge. Thot it might be a little tall. But think I'll like it. Can anyone give me direction on how to keep it seasoned and not rust? (for some reason i can't get a pic to post. I'll try this afternoon)
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ecave
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25 14 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello meateater. Can't wait to sse you disc and cooks.
I havent seasoned mine yet but I am going to try this method.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fcmbhb89ts

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25 14 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds good!

Let's see some pictures! Very Happy

Sounds like it weighs more than mine. And mine is 38 pounds.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25 14 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seasoned mine and tell everyone who I sell one to that bacon is perfect. I used a couple pounds of cheap, fatty bacon and cooked it up and moved it all around the disc while it was cooking. The bacon I got was mostly fat, so there was a lot of grease. Fed the bacon to the dog Very Happy then dumped the grease and let the disc cool and wiped the remaining grease out of the disc and then warmed the disc up again and wiped some extra grease onto the disc and let cool again, wiping up any excess as it cooled. Worked like a charm, plus its bacon...and the dog was happy Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03 14 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Beertooth I now can post some pics. Here are a few of my disc. still need handles but have grown a real liking to it.

Before seasoning


After first seasoning


First cook!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03 14 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice disco!

Anytime there are friends/family hanging around the area it's
a good sign! Very Happy

3" sides on that bad boy?

EDIT - Just read your previous post "I used
2 1/2" ring around the edge" Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04 14 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Disco!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04 14 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good looking dual board Meateater I like it. Very Happy
I will be watching for more cook pics. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04 14 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Nice looking Disk Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06 14 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Disco! Look forward to seeing some awesome meals come out of that bad boy!
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Meateater



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08 14 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks everyone for the compliments. Cool Hope everyone is having a great weekend
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