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Postby slowcowboy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:25 am

I went to clean my best 12 inch do to find it had cracked plumb though in the bottom in a long crack the other day I have had it since 06....so I got to buy a new 12 inch Dutch oven...rats....what can I do with a perfectly good 12 inch do lid?? ? Slow

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Re: Cracked do rats!

Postby JaggedEdges » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:16 am

Whenever I've looked at cast iron that's cracked on me, I always find bubbles in the cast... Though I guess if it hasn't split in half you can't see.

I'd keep hold of the lid though, I see cast pots without lids fairly often. Might be a couple of years until you get the right one to marry it to though.
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Re: Cracked do rats!

Postby swoody126 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:51 am

HANG ONTO IT!

an inverted lid makes a great cooking surface over the good ole campfire

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CORN DODGERS being cooked on a lid :)

jam handy, don't take up much space butt HEAVY...

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Re: Cracked do rats!

Postby Woodbutcher » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:06 pm

You could look on Ebay for a DO missing the lid, if you know who makes yours. But don't get rid of the lid.
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Re: Cracked do rats!

Postby bobhenry » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:13 pm

Heck many of my skillets get pressed into service as shallow dutch ovens. I tell my skillets if the lid fits wear it !

My bean pot is ancient and has no lid but a 10" lodge lid works fineImage

My old spider skillet has no lid but guess what the same 10" lid works well with it also. Image

I never pass up any lid ,camp style, or domed !


OH put an old gas stove grate under the skillet for use over coals.
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Re: Cracked do rats!

Postby slowcowboy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:38 pm

Any idea what caused it to crack?? .....last thing I cooked was corn bread in it....defently keep the lid..thumbs up on that idea..just bought another identical stansport new 12 inch do hope

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Re: Cracked do rats!

Postby Greg M » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:47 am

swoody126 wrote:HANG ONTO IT!
CORN DODGERS being cooked on a lid :)

jam handy, don't take up much space butt HEAVY...

sw


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