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Forum: New Collector's Corner 05-12-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Any Easy Way to Fix This?

I also find that I have less sticking if I start my bacon in a cold pan. That lets some of the fat render out before caramelizing the sugars.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 05-10-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Any Easy Way to Fix This?

Cook more bacon in it. It will even out eventually. I think that my pans look best when they have food cooking in them.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-21-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,349
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Power Source for E-Tank

Jeffrey,

I've had my HY1520EX for 4 or 5 years. It's one of my many bench supplies that I use for electronics work. I just re-purposed it for use in my e-tank instead of buying something. I've...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-20-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,349
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Power Source for E-Tank

Jeffrey,

Glad to hear that you are backed up. With these bench supplies, you can set the current that you want and the supply will adjust the voltage to maintain that current. No fuse tripping.
...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-19-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,349
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Power Source for E-Tank

Jeffrey,

Voltec makes a HY1530EX (15V, 30A) as well. If you look at the Mastec site that I referenced, you will find that they have a wide variety of power supplies. If you look at the...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-19-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,349
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Power Source for E-Tank

Jeffrey,

I use a Voltec HY1520EX bench power supply. It is capable of 15V and 20A. Either constant voltage or constant current.
...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-24-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,979
Posted By ShawnE
Re: ETanking in January

A gallon of beer now fits in a 1/5 bottle after I remove the excess water :-P
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-23-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,979
Posted By ShawnE
Re: ETanking in January

Hi Jeffery,

My e-tank works just fine for me. I don't mind a dirty e-tank, but I do like the one and done aspect of the combo tank. To each their own, there is no right way, just what works for...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-22-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,979
Posted By ShawnE
Re: ETanking in January

The thing that I like about using a combo tank is that I can use mild steel anodes with no degradation. The high ph neutralizes the acidity produced at the anode that will eat anodes in a lower ph...
Forum: General Cast Iron 04-23-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,145
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Dutch Ovens - Other Than #8s!

+1, and don't get too aggressive with it. It doesn't take much effort to get the little bit that is left.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 04-15-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,641
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Cleaning a #4 Yankee Bowl

Lye won't do anything to magnetite. Magnetite is another form of "rust". I've been trying to get a good magnetite layer without a hot salt bath, but to no avail. Do as you wish, but I wish I could...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 04-14-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,641
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Cleaning a #4 Yankee Bowl

It looks like magnetite (Fe3O4). This is what you are looking for in traditional gun bluing. If it were mine, I would just season as usual. You will get a beautiful black finish that many people look...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 08-27-2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,946
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Rotel Tomatoes & Green Chilies

I would be less concerned about a slightly acidic dish in a well seasoned CI vessel. I regularly make tomato dishes in mine. However a high ph (basic) dish is a different matter. I wouldn't make masa...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 07-03-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,299
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Frying Burgers Question

Agreed, the use of the Oxford comma makes sure that there is no ambiguity.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 06-28-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,844
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Identification of a Cast Iron Teapot (bare Iron, Not Enameled)

I have one just like it. I bought it at Orchard Supply 3 years ago for $19.95. It is Chinese. I use it for a humidifier on top of the wood stove.
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 03-27-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,234
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Preheating

When I'm stir frying, I heat the pan then add the oil and then immediately add the food. This way I can get the pan screaming hot without burning the oil. The oil is protected from the hot pan for a...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 03-21-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,308
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Bacon & Eggs

I do the same thing and no problem with the eggs sticking.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 03-04-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,632
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Stubborn Rust

Or you could get a cheap bench power supply. There are a lot of generic Chinese ones out there like this one https://www.amazon.com/QW-MS3010D-Stabilizer-Variable-Precision-Adjustable/dp/B01N98SDXN/
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 08-25-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Lunch/Dinner? Both, probably

Me too, but most of my herbs grow like weeds. It takes a lot to kill them. :-P
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 08-25-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Lunch/Dinner? Both, probably

Yes, fresh oregano is easy to grow. I haven't found any dried herbs to be superior to fresh.
Forum: General Cast Iron 08-25-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,981
Posted By ShawnE
Re: What to do with a pan when the handle breaks off

Depending on how the handle broke off, and if you have the tools and the skills, you could always TIG weld the handle back on. It won't make it a collectable, but it can make it a good user.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 10-20-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,844
Posted By ShawnE
Re: E tank question

You are thinking about hexavalent chromium. It is not a problem in in the small quantities and power levels used in our e-tanks with SS anodes. I personally use NaOH electrolyte and steel anodes, but...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 10-20-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,513
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Chain mail scrubber

Exactly, that is what I use. The Dexter-Russell is the best, and normally a soft brush along with some hot water does the job. But when I screw up royally, the chain mail does work a treat, just get...
Forum: Show & Tell 10-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,688
Posted By ShawnE
Re: More Magnalite

Doug, do you have or need the handle for that set? I got rid of my set years ago, but still have the handle.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 10-20-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,513
Posted By ShawnE
Re: Chain mail scrubber

You might want to look at this one
http://www.amazon.com/Ringer-Cleaner-Stainless-Steel-Chainmail/dp/B00FKBR1ZG/ref=sr_1_1?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1445330641&sr=1-1&keywords=ringer+cast+iron+cleaner
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