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Forum: General Cast Iron 02-10-2020, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Ty L.
Re: CI Only, Or.....

I don't go out of my way looking for glass or aluminum, but if a nice older Wagner aluminum piece came along for real cheap I'd likely buy it. If I see a glass lid by itself that looks the right size...
Forum: Show & Tell 02-04-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Two One Notch Lodge Skillets

Around where I live that would be very reasonable. I'd have bought them too at that price. Nice find!
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-04-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Slight Wobbles, Yay or Nay?

If it's a 90+ year old #9 skillet or larger, I'll be more forgiving of a slight wobble. I have a couple big-eared Wagners from 1915~1920 like that. If I fold a sheet of paper in half and put it under...
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-29-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Restoring Old Stove

Since I started collecting, I spent 4 years searching before finally acquiring a reasonably priced 2-burner stove. What you have there is a real beauty and I now have burner envy. Nice find!
Forum: New Collector's Corner 01-11-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Help Dating Old LODGE

Welcome to the forum, Brian.

According to The Book of Wagner and Griswold, there are three skillets that have elements of what you describe but none of them match perfectly. Their dates range from...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 12-24-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Stainless Steel E-tank Question

I don't think the fact that your anodes are stainless is the reason you get a green tint in your electrolyte. I use lawnmower blades as my anodes (therefore not stainless steel) and get greenish crud...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 11-25-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 644
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Pam for Seasoning

Since dimethyl silicone is an additive not found in ordinary cooking oil I avoid using it for initial seasoning. You can always get a refillable spray bottle or pump action bottle that accomplishes...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-31-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Large Kettle Clean Up

Residue from soap makes a lot more sense than enamel. If you find a non-destructive way to remove it, please share. I've seen a few kettles like yours at flea markets for fairly cheap and I always...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-28-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Large Kettle Clean Up

I see big kettles like that all the time, and I've even bought a couple. I don't think that's scale. It looks like severely worn enamel.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-23-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Carbon Steel wok

Yeah, probably a good idea to dump the lye.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-22-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Carbon Steel wok

Looking at the pictures I'm pretty sure that's teflon or something like it. While comparing what a nonstick wok looks like vs something that requires seasoning, such as what Lodge and Vollrath make,...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 09-22-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Carbon Steel wok

Are you absolutely positive you're not working with a nonstick wok? The way you're describing how it's coming off makes me think it could be Teflon.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 09-09-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ty L.
Re: 5th Series Griswold and Wagner Blue Book

The dollar values are definitely dated, but both this book and it's red counterpart are still a great resource for finding out the age and rarity of a given cast iron piece.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 08-21-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,462
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Extremely Dirty Pans...

With minimal rust and that many pieces, it might be worthwhile to set up a lye bath. To see if it might work for you, read the instructions here (http://www.castironcollector.com/lyebath.php), and if...
Forum: General Cast Iron 08-18-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,591
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Lodge acquiring Finex

Huh. I always figured Lodge would break into the ultra-high end market by adding the capability to do so right at home in South Pittsburg rather than by acquisition.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-21-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,162
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Power Source for E-Tank

You might want to consider an outdoor LED lighting transformer. Their output is 12 Volts DC and can be had in the 8~12 Amp range for a reasonable price. Waterproof with thermal and short circuit...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-12-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,586
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Lodge Legacy Series

I sure hope not. I was hoping for a waffle iron.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-11-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Lye temperature

I've noticed it's ability to strip a pan in a reasonable amount of time drops off precipitously once the tank temp falls below 60 degrees. I'm in SE Wisconsin and keep the tank in a wood cabinet on...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-19-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,069
Posted By Ty L.
Re: ETanking in January

I've run mine with overnight lows in the mid teens. By morning it was only pulling a couple Amps but the electrolyte was still well above freezing. Snow is the big show stopper for me. It's not fun...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 11-25-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,771
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Alternate Seasoning or Preservation Method?

Is it possible to take out all the oven racks and stick it in there diagonally?
Forum: General Cast Iron 11-11-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,853
Posted By Ty L.
Re: To Dry Or Not To Dry?

I only towel dry, then I leave it out on the stove to air dry for a while but I don't light the burner. I've found oiling my cookware after cleaning tends to quickly dirty up the places I store my...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-22-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,356
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Cleaning Cast Iron Skillets Purchased Online

When my lye tank is too cold to use (It's outside in a cabinet on my deck), and if it's a #8 or smaller skillet, a 5-gallon bucket with a lid makes the easy-off method a breeze. Put a garbage bag in...
Forum: General Cast Iron 09-24-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,792
Posted By Ty L.
Re: What Not to Cook in CI?

Seconded. I use my chicken fryer for rice and pasta all the time. It's big enough that I don't feel an urge to snap spaghetti in half when I put it in the boiling water.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 08-23-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,925
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Cleaning a Turk's Head Pan

I had one with rust on the bottom and gunk on the inside so I did lye first, then e-tank. Used a nylon brush and steel wool on the inside after the lye, and repeated on both sides after the e-tank.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 08-23-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,579
Posted By Ty L.
Re: Electrolysis of Multiple Items

A cheap and easy solution for hanging CI in an e-tank is dark annealed steel wire. It's typically used for hanging pictures on the wall. Very easy to bend and twist, easy to cut with a wire cutter...
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