After years of using and making Cowboy Cauldrons I have a few firm opinions.

First, what someone does with their Cauldron in the privacy of their own yard is their own damn business!

Secondly, notwithstanding the above, there are a few “Best Practices” that are better observed than ignored.

Make your own decisions, but just know that this is the voice of experience talking here...

Height

It’s best not to change the height of a friend’s basin to suit your preference without asking him/her first.

Distance

Nothing good will come from leaving the wine or champagne bottle too close to the fire.

Ignition

There is no shame in using a fire starter.

Seating

Lightweight, upright chairs. Lots of them.

Food

Occasionally, grill things that aren’t meat.

Cookware

Don’t boil pots on the grill. Hang them or put them down on the charcoal grate.

It Makes A Village™

Let people contribute.

Fuel

Know your wood.and another log is usually a good idea.

Use Often

Your Cauldron will outlast you. Burn it hard while it’s yours.