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Offline Adam B.

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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #90 on: June 18, 2012, 08:29:11 AM »
My pans also get sooty whenever I use them over an open fire. Plus I find that I need to re-season them after most camping trips because cooking over an open flame is rather harsh on the seasoning.
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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #91 on: November 23, 2013, 03:02:04 AM »
When I buy a neglected cast iron pan or pot at a garage sale I chuck a wire wheel into a drill motor and remove all the baked-on gunk, rust, etc.  80 grit sandpaper if necessary.  Then the seasoning.
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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2014, 08:46:55 PM »
we have several cast iron pan's,dutch ovens,lodge  Bar bq

one favorite is a lodge wok
still getting it to the condition of well used [smoothing it out]
everything from stir fry to deep fry to popcorn goes in it
sense lodge does  not grind the cook finish any more like they use to ya got to do it your self
in the old days the women would take their cast down to the creek and use sand to clean their cast after use
heat dry and grease it

another ''fun'' 20.00 joke played on me was DW and youngest bought a dutch oven that would do a 20# turkey or 180 serving of German goulash its at least 5 gallons

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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #93 on: January 09, 2014, 04:25:20 AM »
another ''fun'' 20.00 joke played on me was DW and youngest bought a dutch oven that would do a 20# turkey or 180 serving of German goulash its at least 5 gallons

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You mean something like this?

I bought this when I found out that MACA was going to stop making dutch ovens.  I seasoned it and haven't cooked in it yet.

Seasoning it was fun, I basically had to make an oven outside since there's no way this would fit in the oven.  If anyone's interested, I wrote up how I did this.  Seasoning a new dutch oven
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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #94 on: January 09, 2014, 07:04:21 AM »
You mean something like this?

I bought this when I found out that MACA was going to stop making dutch ovens.  I seasoned it and haven't cooked in it yet.

Seasoning it was fun, I basically had to make an oven outside since there's no way this would fit in the oven.  If anyone's interested, I wrote up how I did this.  Seasoning a new dutch oven

now that there is a real nice one
ours is a cheap and round but it works fine with wood coals for turkeys

gota dig out the cook stand for cooking with cast iron [don't have to kneel down that way]

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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #95 on: January 14, 2014, 07:56:37 AM »
I saw some beeswax at the Honeyville factory store in Durango, CO yesterday and was thinking about what I could use the stuff for.

Eventually I thought "hey, what about seasoning cast iron with bees wax?" I thought I was either a genius or a lunatic for that idea, so I decided to do some research to see if anybody had tried anything similar. Funnily enough, a Google search lead me here and it turns out some people have a high opinion of beeswax as a seasoning for cast iron.

I'd love to hear follow ups from Adam B or 4bull about their results.

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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #96 on: January 15, 2014, 10:26:07 AM »
I didn't see this posted to date. There is some interesting information here about seasoning and what oil to use from a scientific perspective.
I tried it with good results on both an old skillet and a new Lodge skillet.

http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2010/01/a-science-based-technique-for-seasoning-cast-iron/

http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2010/02/black-rust-and-cast-iron-seasoning/
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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #98 on: October 20, 2017, 10:17:08 PM »
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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #99 on: October 21, 2017, 06:24:37 AM »
Had a friend up to the cabin this summer. We try to share the cooking so he volunteered to make his grandma's bean recipe. The only problem was how heavy the pot is to make it all in.

When he showed up with a Griswold #9 my eyes almost fell out of my head. He was happy to learn his old clunker of a pot was likely worth $250.
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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #100 on: October 23, 2017, 11:56:35 AM »
We use some Le Creuset dutch ovens and they work great but they are expensive. My wife swears by them. I am not sure I could tell the difference.

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Re: Episode 787 - Cast Iron Question
« Reply #101 on: October 23, 2017, 07:57:03 PM »
Those Le Creuset are really nice, but to me they are way too expensive.
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