I dont like a fixed grate for cooking. The key to cooking on the fire is to make your cooking vessel adjustable for heat control. That's why our cookset comes with five different length hooks.
Even on our cauldrons being able to adjust height for temperature control is very important. Thats why we make the first link open so the pot can be adjusted higher and lower. That's also why the top portion of the up rights are open so that two people ( one on each end ) can work together and lift the cauldron by the top bar on and off the fire.
We also make a tripod. The handmade chain has a open link so that the pot height can be adjusted. Very strong and portable.
The side arm attmachment rotates 360 degrees and is height adjustable so you can dial in the temperature. Comes in handy for a frying pan or for grilling steaks. In this photo we are deep frying doughnuts.
It's a slow process making cookseets by hand but the end results are well worth it.
We are now posting on YouTube so that we may share what we have learned. Please check us out, just type in openfireforge