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Seasoning a used DO

dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 400

Well I got me a big ole cast iron chili pot. Couldn;

't find the DO's I want....yet.

Does anyone have any input on seasoning /reseasoning a cast iron DO ?

Here is what I have found through searching the web:

http://www.dutchovendude.com/dutch-oven-seasoning.shtml

I intend to start out doing the initial seasoning on this used DO and see what happens !!!

Looking forward to your suggestions and comments,

 

I'm ready for chili !!!!

Thanks,

Donnie

Donnie Dawes - Carrollton, KY

I Love My BGE !!  

1-XLBGE, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

Comments

  • CP92CP92 Posts: 182
    Slap some Crisco solid all over it and stick in an over or your BGE at ~500 for an hour or so.

    Chris
    LBGE
    Laurel, MD
  • DMWDMW Posts: 2,860
    If you do it in the oven, be ready to disconnect smoke detectors. Don't ask me how I know... I always use my egg now.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 6,718
    edited January 15
    http://www.panman.com/cleaning.html

    Probably more than you wanted to know. :) I usually do what CP92 said, though at 300° or so.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 400

    Thanks folks.

    I can see a seasoning happening after I cook my stuffed pork TL, ABTs, and spatchcock chicken tomorrow night !!

    Definately not doing in the house !!

    Thanks again, 

    Donnie

    Donnie Dawes - Carrollton, KY

    I Love My BGE !!  

    1-XLBGE, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 400
    Found me a used/looks like new Lodge #12 CI DO at the flea market today for $20.  Good deal ????

    Then I noticed where someone had repaired a 3" long crack at the top of the wall by braising it. Should this be a problem ????

    It looks like a very good braising job. I went ahead and bought it so I guess we'll see what happens. I'll season it tomorrow evening.....planning on trying a peach cobbler on first time use.

    All comments and suggestions are highly appreciated,

    Donnie
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    Donnie Dawes - Carrollton, KY

    I Love My BGE !!  

    1-XLBGE, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,246
    I'm sure it'll do fine. I wouldn't recommend doing a high heat strip of old seasoning though. If you are wanting to strip it down I would suggest that you douse it in easy off oven cleaning and putting it in a trash bag. Tie it up and let it sit for a few days and go and spray more on and tie it up and let it sit another few days. But chances are all you need to do is keep the existing seasoning and add a few layers. I use cisco vegetable shorting and never had problems with it. I highly recommend doing it in the egg unless you really want to stink up your house.

    Egg at 350 with indirect setup
    Put DO in egg for 15 minutes to heat up
    Get a good set of heat resistant gloves
    Take out DO and rub shortning all over inside, then take a paper towel and wipe every bit of it off, then use the paper towel to wipe the outside. Key is very thin layer. Let it bake for 30 to 45 minutes and take it out and give it another layer. Do 4 or so layers.
    Dunedin, FL
  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 400
    @YZZI...Wow, thanks, I really didn't expect such good directions !!!! Although the forum always provides great feedback, sometimes I'm a little slow at decifering and understanding what to do. You have made it simple for me....just what I needed !!!

    I will follow your instructions and see what happens. The DO looks brand new....just repaired....Don't know what could have happened to it. 

    Thanks, I can taste the peach cobbler and the chili that I have big plans for....already !!!!

    Donnie

    Donnie Dawes - Carrollton, KY

    I Love My BGE !!  

    1-XLBGE, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

  • dldawes1dldawes1 Posts: 400
    All seasoned and ready for peach cobbler and chili !!!!!

    Thanks again,
    Donnie

    Donnie Dawes - Carrollton, KY

    I Love My BGE !!  

    1-XLBGE, 1-Beautiful wife, 1 XS Yorkie

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