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Forum: General Cast Iron 11-23-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,826
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Great find! How did you find it?

Dumb reply, but it brings you back to the top...
I just stumble on CI at random garbage sales, and swap meets. I don't pay much so if I make a mistake, oh well, but that leaves me with pieces I...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 04-12-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,272
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Any Tips for Avoiding Asian Imports?

For newer CI, read the made in on the bottom. A razor scraper can be used if there's crap.
Better/older/USA CI is simply smoother on the cast as well as cooking surfaces.
The fineness/thinness...
Forum: Cooking In Cast Iron 04-12-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,833
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Hamburgers in Cast Iron

At the store by the Lodge CI there are plastic scrapers. I scrape after letting the CI cool a bit so my fingers don't cook.
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-29-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,028
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Maintaining Seasoning on a Skillet Lid

I suppose the bottom of the pan is similar in that its in direct contact w/ the burner. I use a mystery griddle and 8 BSR skillet and rarely oil the bottoms (did that make you think?) and handles w/...
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-17-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,522
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Combo Cooker

I may have the lid/skillet for that thing...
Forum: General Cast Iron 03-11-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,410
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Amazing (to Me) Difference in Sidewall Thickness

I imagine the thick pic is of a late/newer piece and the older piece wall thickness increases as you move down the side of the pan.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-22-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,623
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Electrolysis amperage

I wrote a lot of electrical nonsense and deleted it.
Current is drawn by a load, not puled, so I can offer you 100A, but if you ask for (draw) 10, you get 10.
Ohm's Law.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-22-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,490
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Cleaning enamel

I seem to recall that there are oven cleaners out there that don't have lye in them. I also recall they don't work for !@#$, but a quick search leads to this:
...
Forum: General Cast Iron 02-11-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,918
Posted By Mike Green
Re: BSR Iron recipe of iron

Which time period would that be?
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 02-02-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,217
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Alternative cleaning technique?

My process is lye bath, molasses bath (rust), wash, season, cook... The baths are put in, forget for a few weeks so not much effort there and the washing isn't difficult since all seasoning and rust...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-26-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,035
Posted By Mike Green
Re: The ultimate E-Tank

Humorous discussion about inverter/converter since neither is an electrical term.

You want DC from AC, just get a big full wave bridge rectifier and you're there. Of course, 120VAC RMS makes...
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-19-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,439
Posted By Mike Green
Re: True and cautionary tale concerning shipping CI

The purchaser is the weak side, No. done deal. The seller has to know the fragility of the object and has responsibility.

Both need to be experienced cuz ebay is cuttroaght.
Forum: General Cast Iron 01-19-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,439
Posted By Mike Green
Re: True and cautionary tale concerning shipping CI

Rumor has it that when things go wrong, shipping insurance makes no one happy other than the insurance company.

That said, overpacking is how I learned. I used to ship electronic bits many times a...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-15-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,762
Posted By Mike Green
Re: What is an acceptable amount of flash rust?

I rinse w/ hot water and when wiped off things dry almost instantly w/ little rust.
Forum: Introductions 01-13-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,472
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Hello from Austin, TX!

Welcome. I have an old DO in the lye bath now. I've forgotten its details, but its way older than me. CI is nice since its typically older than we are, it won't be wearing out. I use it and if the...
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-13-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,686
Posted By Mike Green
Re: question about cleaning CI

Heh. What temp is it at when it works? Something higher but below boiling might be a good range. Some heaters need to be covered w/ liquid or they fry. Higher temps mean more evaporation.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-13-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,176
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Vinegar bath lifetime?

I use molasses and it can be used for more than a year. I've mixed 5 gallons of molasses w/ water in a big garbage can and derusted car parts. My guess is vinegar is much the same.
Forum: Cast Iron Cleaning and Seasoning 01-13-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,448
Posted By Mike Green
Re: I keep destroying my seasoning! Help please!

The pic in post 1 looks odd to me. I'm a newb but my guess is too hot, or too thick a coating while seasoning.
I have an old electric stove and the burners go 1-7. I never use CI over about 2.4. It...
Forum: General Cast Iron 12-30-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,128
Posted By Mike Green
Re: $10 BSR Dry-Fry griddle thrift store find

Nice all around!
Do you have something big enough to hold it for cleaning?
Forum: New Collector's Corner 12-23-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,648
Posted By Mike Green
Re: BSR Question

There's nothing wrong w/ BS&R, they just don't have the cool logo, so prices are usually low. I have several and the #8 is my favorite. I actually have 3 #8 BS&Rs so I must like them...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 12-19-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,272
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Old Wagner Sidney 8 DO

I soaked the bottom in some phosphoric acid, and then dropped it in the lye bucket, which is a bit frozen. We'll see...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 12-16-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,272
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Old Wagner Sidney 8 DO

I see. Cast iron is hard but brittle. It's motto is break but don't bend. :)
I actually dropped the lid as I was leaving the junk store--cringe...
Forum: General Cast Iron 12-16-2016, 01:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,096
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Tell us about your goals for your collection

I suppose I'm even not a collector. I've read a lot and will know if something's good if I run across it, but I have no interest in spending a lot or buying from ebay. I tend to pick up CI as...
Forum: New Collector's Corner 12-16-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,272
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Old Wagner Sidney 8 DO

That's pretty much what I just said, but thanks for reinforcing my comments.
Forum: New Collector's Corner 12-16-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,272
Posted By Mike Green
Re: Old Wagner Sidney 8 DO

Thanks for the responses. I gave it a scrub last night and cleaned up the bottom a bit. The bottom does look much better now.
I'm not planning to try to heat and bend the handle on the lid to make...
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