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Some post rain Shepard’s pie and a warming fire
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Has anyone used Evaporust to clean cast iron?
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I'm currently using it on a horseshoe that belonged to my Dad. He used to plow the fields when he was 14 with a team of mules, so It might be a mule shoe. Did they use shoes on mules? I found it after he was gone, so I couldn't ask him. Found it in my Grandfather's black smith tools. Possibly he even made the shoe.
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I use vinegar. As a warning, vinegar WILL turn CI into brittle shale if left in to long (weeks) so keep soaks to 24 hours or less.
 

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Wow, didn’t get notifications so I was 3 months behind in the pics.

I’ll try to get pics up soon. I taught a cast iron pizza class in early February and it went really well. Teaching steak dinner cast iron class in late April.
 
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I use vinegar. As a warning, vinegar WILL turn CI into brittle shale if left in to long (weeks) so keep soaks to 24 hours or less.
Cast iron is brittle when it's cast, nature of the beast. I don't see how vinegar is going to change the crystalline structure of cast iron enough to adjust how brittle it is.
 
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Getting ready for Spring Crappie season here in the Midwest. Last year wasn't too good at the lake so I've been sparingly eating up last years supply.
Had some tonight done in my most used Lodge.

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I did some catfish on my cast iron pizza pan. Oak charcoal with a touch of apple wood. Got the iron heated to about 400° with some olive oil. Catfish seasoned with a little Cajun seasoning. It was very good!


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Lookin’ mighty tasty !! I Gar un tee



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Svk's enthusiasm dragged me into this, along with a renewed interest in cooking. Used cast iron many years ago when working at a camp. Passed up many pieces at garage / estate sales since then. Ordered a Lodge 10" and griddle off that place named after a river to get started. Then, visited 3, different Goodwill stores over the past few days, figuring that buying some would cause others to appear. Some surprisingly good cookware available, if you don't need a matched set, but no cast iron. Yet.

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Svk's enthusiasm dragged me into this, along with a renewed interest in cooking. Used cast iron many years ago when working at a camp. Passed up many pieces at garage / estate sales since then. Ordered a Lodge 10" and griddle off that place named after a river to get started. Then, visited 3, different Goodwill stores over the past few days, figuring that buying some would cause others to appear. Some surprisingly good cookware available, if you don't need a matched set, but no cast iron. Yet.

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what size are you looking for i may have a piece to part with
 
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what size are you looking for i may have a piece to part with
Thanks @pbilly .

I ordered those 2 pieces to get started; then I will decide if I want more, what types, sizes, etc. I regularly frequent garage and estate sales, and I am confident that I will run across stuff, now that I am looking for it. I would also like to try restoring some older stuff, just to try the process.

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