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cast iron abuse

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 7:53 am
by bobhenry
I have to confess I have been a bad boy. I tend to use my pickup for a rolling tool box/dumpster and with the spring gathering looming up on us I decided to see if there was still a floor in the bed of my truck. An hour later I found it ! A score of 2 extension cords 3 dog leashes 5-6 ratchet straps and 4-5 elastic and rubber hold down straps and 2 very large bags of scrap and crap. I finally came to my biggest sin. It seems I had lost the lid off of my 10" dutch oven on the trip home last fall. My poor forgotten lid ,while some what sheltered by my cross box tool box, has endured winter snows and spring rains for the better part of 6+ months. I was very very ashamed :oops:

While the house in a house still has no running water I did take a few paper towels and some bottled water and wiped it off and was both surprised and relieved that there were only a few tiny rust spots. The bees wax coating I gave it right after cleanup last fall had done its job. :thumbsup:

Re: cast iron abuse

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 12:38 pm
by Woodbutcher
SHAME !!! Bob, of all people, not you. That lid needs some love now.

Re: cast iron abuse

PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 1:29 pm
by KCStudly
Bacon. It deserves bacon grease. I suggest you get a lb. of thick sliced bacon from your local butcher and fry it all up nice and crispy. Then after making half a dozen BLT sandwiches with plenty of mayo, just slather a goo smear of bacon grease all over that lid... on top of the bee's wax, of course.

But do eat the bacon, yum. :lol:

Re: cast iron abuse

PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:05 pm
by logman7777
Cant do that with a new pan.. Do tha bacon grease seasoning, three woodsman omelets and call it forgiven...lol :thumbsup:

Re: cast iron abuse

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:39 am
by slowcowboy
nothing like beeswax its easy and ubbeatable. oil never worked for me. don't worry bob. I leave food in my do for months then when I want to use it have to spend a few hours out in the shop with a die grinder and a wire brush wheel. I am just as bad. slow