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#257108 - 03/04/13 04:37 AM Re: Dutch Oven rehab [Re: spuds]
Blast Offline
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I've used electrolysis to clean up several cast iron pan flea market finds. It works great. All you need is a car battery charger, a large plastic container (I use an old kitchen garbage can), a piece of rebar, and some washing soda.


p.s. Do it outside and don't smoke. It release quite a bit of really flammable hydrogen gas. laugh
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#257121 - 03/04/13 02:55 PM Re: Dutch Oven rehab [Re: spuds]
ILBob Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
Posts: 776
Loc: Northern IL
I have heard claims that bead blasting works pretty well.

I have also heard you can soak them in vinegar to get the rust off. No idea if that works or not.
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#257124 - 03/04/13 03:08 PM Re: Dutch Oven rehab [Re: ILBob]
thseng Offline
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Registered: 03/24/06
Posts: 900
Loc: NW NJ
Great idea Blast - The only thing more fun than chemistry is electro-chemistry.

Phosphoric acid would take the rust off, but I wonder about the residual phosphate coating it leaves behind. It is probably food safe, but how would it respond to seasoning...
- Tom S.

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#257130 - 03/04/13 05:21 PM Re: Dutch Oven rehab [Re: spuds]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Theres also a method of using a 20:1 water/molasses solution,though that can take a week or two of soaking.Apparently you buy bulk molasses from a feed store.Seen some pretty amazing rust clean ups with it.More molasses faster it works.

Some folks shy away from blasting r/t getting things imbedded into pan,or sending it out to be done and they use a contaminated medium on your pan.

Electrolysis has lots of fans out there who flat out love the results.

Gotta say Im a huge cast iron fan.

Edited by spuds (03/04/13 05:22 PM)

#257151 - 03/04/13 08:52 PM Re: Dutch Oven rehab [Re: spuds]
JPickett Offline

Registered: 08/03/12
Posts: 264
Loc: Missouri
"Do it outside and don't smoke"
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#257747 - 03/19/13 05:08 AM Got a whole wheat,white flour and rye mixed up now [Re: spuds]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
This is a no knead bread,2nd attempt at it.First was a great success on the DO thread.

6 cups white flour
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups Rye flour
8 tsp sea salt
1 tsp yeast
7 cups water

Mix dry ingredients.Add water and mixed with hands just until flour all moist.

Makes a very sticky dough.

Covered with plastic wrap and set on counter for at least 12 hours

After 16 hours on counter i removed saran wrap from dough and got this very sticky dough.I like seeing bubbles in dough.

On to floured counter-top and turned over on itself a few times with maybe 2 TBS flour added to both loaves to make less sticky so it can be handled.Then a little cornmeal and caraway seeds sprinkled on. As it rises a dutch oven and cast iron bread pan are preheating to 475F in oven

#257763 - 03/19/13 10:45 PM Re: Got a whole wheat,white flour and rye mixed up now [Re: spuds]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Shoot,too wet,had to manipulate too much.May have ruined rise?

Anyway ,into oven

Made a baguette with twisted dough,may let it rise longer.....

OK,sticking to parchment ,redone with more flour and buttered tray

Hmm,20 minutes in,not too bad,getting a rise

Bread done

#257767 - 03/20/13 02:36 AM Re: Reuban Sandwich [Re: spuds]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Now for the Reuben Sandwich

Sliced baguette lengthwise and in half and toasted

Corned beef cut against the grain

Put em together with Swiss cheese,homemade sauteed sour kraut and 1000 island dressing

Put both sides together and wrap in tinfoil and into toaster oven

All done...

Man alive,Im stuffed!

#257769 - 03/20/13 05:01 AM Re: Reuban Sandwich [Re: spuds]
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Registered: 09/17/07
Posts: 1219
Loc: here
You can mail one to me!!!!!
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#258555 - 04/04/13 08:23 PM Re: Sushi [Re: spuds]
spuds Offline
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Registered: 06/24/12
Posts: 822
Loc: SoCal Mtns
Used up some of the smoked salmon yesterday on sushi.These are nori sheets,sticky rice,salmon,shrimp,avocado,carrots and cucumber,green onions and wasabi paste on sealing edge.

Lots of youtubes on how to make if interested,makes a tasty healthy meal thats far cheaper than buying prepared.

Great as leftovers too!

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