I have a big cast iron pot. It is about 2.5 feet in diameter. I played with the idea of making a fish fryer out of it but to be honest, I just don't eat a lot of fried fish. I have a friend that has several wash pot fish fryers I can borrow anyway.
I came up with the idea of using it for a fire pit. A quick google search came up with the site below. The only thing that bothers me (and also kept me from using it for a fish fryer) is that it has a short hairline crack along the rim.
Do you think the heat and subsequent expansion would cause the crack to spread and the pot to eventually fail?
Cracking open and spilling logs on my patio is 100 times better than spilling 15 gallons of hot grease but still not desirable.http://www.cowboycauldron.com/fire-pits/image-gallery/#!prettyPhoto
Mine has about 4in legs. I would just set it on those as opposed to making the tripod to hang it.IMG >