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« Reply #60 on: February 22, 2019, 09:29:29 AM »
I have no idea how old this pot is, it has no markings on it.
Notice in the 2nd pic how the wire kicks out at the handle to keep it upright, I think that's a neat touch.
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« Reply #61 on: February 22, 2019, 02:45:23 PM »
$6!! :o  I would of bought 2 for that price.  :D
Yes,I like the handle idea.
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« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2019, 04:38:41 PM »
I have a Dutch oven like that, handle and all, but mine has a glass lid!
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Re: castiron
« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2019, 03:00:40 PM »
I'm a member of "Cast Iron Cooking" on Facebook. The group has over 270,000 members and has all kinds of info on whipping your cast iron into shape.  For seasoning, they recommend coating lightly with lard or shortening and placing upside down in the oven at 450-500 for a couple of hours. The trick is to get the temp up to the "smoke point" and hold it there until all of the volatiles are burned out of the coating. You can also use your grill if you don't want to smoke up your house.

+1 I run two heat cycle this way, light coating of oil in between. Once I turn the oven off I leave the pans inside the oven until it cools down to room temp. pans work better than a brand new teflon pan when done this way.
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« Reply #64 on: March 26, 2019, 04:18:11 AM »
PGK1, Where'd you find an MS 462CM?
I travel quite a bit around our Great (Lakes) State; been checking various Stihl Dealers, but haven't found one yet....
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« Reply #65 on: March 26, 2019, 10:25:01 AM »
I didn't realize they were hard to find, I just went to my local dealer and he ordered one, had it a couple of days later. I'm new to this site, is allowed for me to post the name of the dealer where I purchased? Nice saw by the way, I have been using my 28 year old PM605 which still runs great, low end/ midrange powerband, I was in for quite a pleasant surprise the first time I used this 462, total different power delivery. It loves to rev. :) 

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« Reply #66 on: March 26, 2019, 10:33:38 AM »
Hey Olcowhand,
I just noticed your in Manton, I was just up there a couple of weekends ago, picked up a Jeep hood from someone in your neck of the woods on my way up to our cabin in Kalkaska.

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« Reply #67 on: March 26, 2019, 08:24:11 PM »
Thanks Pete,
I'm actually trying to look at and heft one, no "mail order" brides for me....
All the Dealers I've checked have offered to order one for me, but I want to see it first. Frankly, if they're not willing to stock one, I'm not sure I want to go in there anymore….
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« Reply #68 on: March 27, 2019, 11:14:43 AM »
I hear ya, my dealer still had to order mine because he still had 461's in stock, next time I'm up at our cabin I could let you know. Your more than welcome to try it out.  ;) We have a place on BLue lake so were probably a hour drive from you if memory serves. I stopped by Mcleans in Grayling this past Sunday to pickup a few files and they were in the same boat as my local dealer, 461's still in stock.
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« Reply #69 on: March 27, 2019, 02:13:24 PM »
What's Stihl chainsaws got to do with "castiron"?  :-\
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« Reply #70 on: March 27, 2019, 10:04:29 PM »
All thread go to chainsaws. :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #71 on: March 28, 2019, 04:01:42 AM »
…….So Pete, like I was saying over in the Chainsaws thread (before they made us come to this thread.....): My wife got me this new Lodge Cast Iron skillet for our Anniversary, and I was reading your post about seasoning, then BAM! I see you have a new MS462CM! Well, anyway- thanks for your post.
This summer sometime, I'll come visit and we can try out that Stihl, I mean we can compare Cast Iron recipes.
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« Reply #72 on: March 28, 2019, 01:53:53 PM »
LOL any time Ole hand, and sorry guys for hijacking this thread, now back to cast iron.
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« Reply #73 on: March 28, 2019, 06:35:55 PM »
 I mean we can compare Cast Iron recipes.
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« Reply #74 on: March 28, 2019, 06:54:03 PM »
N O W , I understand how the chainsaw discussion ended up here!    :-[
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« Reply #75 on: March 29, 2019, 10:25:46 AM »
lol
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« Reply #76 on: June 05, 2019, 02:12:17 PM »
A little luck was on my side a few days ago!

I was in a 2nd-hand store and ran across some castiron stuff, and ended up taking home another castiron duch-oven!

This one is 12 inches, got 3 legs, and has a castiron lid also, the name cast in the lid is LODGE, with a raised frying pan making up the "O" in the name!

Out the door cost was $46.00!
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Re: castiron
« Reply #77 on: June 05, 2019, 06:50:38 PM »
   My wife grabbed one of her cast iron Dutch ovens today, added our fishy corn oil and fixed us some fresh WV catfish and bream. We had a fine lunch. Cast iron is hard to beat.


 Final result in the making - she had about this much more still in the Dutch oven frying.
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« Reply #78 on: July 21, 2019, 12:56:17 PM »


We cook a lot with cast iron and I have a bit of an addiction and have brought home more than we need but we have kids moving out so some gets passed on. The last few years we've grown grain corn and grind it and screen it for grits and corn meal for pancakes and corn bread. 
We make a lye solution from wood ash and soak the corn for a couple days and make masa harina for tortilla.

Usually the cornbread is cooked in a 8" cast iron frying pan but have been looking for a cornbread pan like this one that I bought yesterday at a flea market. It's a Wagner.





We are in the midst of a renovation and have bought a wood cookstove to replace the old wood stove. This one will heat our house and be used to cook in the winter months. It has a cast iron cook top and we have bought a larger cast iron griddle for bacon and pancakes.
The stove shown is not ours(still in crate) It is a flame view that loads from the side through a door with glass for viewing.



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« Reply #79 on: July 21, 2019, 09:22:24 PM »
A nice looking stove. I have the same looking clean out tool for my cook stove.
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