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Offline Yellowyak

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New Cast Iron
« on: May 09, 2018, 04:00:11 PM »
Picked up a new Lodge 12" Deep Camp Dutch Oven and a Camp Chef 16" Camp Dutch Oven recently. Been wanting a 16" oven for a while. It's a beast, weighing in at 36 lbs. Plan on testing them both out in a couple of weeks. Gonna have to quadruple my biscuit recipe for that one.
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Re: New Cast iron
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 04:21:32 PM »
that's awesome. A vendor gave me a cabelas gift card for Christmas so with that I ordered in a 12 inch lodge. Looking forward to using it but I've been distracted with reflector ovens lol

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Re: New Cast Iron
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 04:54:35 PM »
I think you'll like that deep 12," Greg......much easier to manage the heat when roasting a big ol' chicken.  I just looked at a discontinued 16" Lodge oven that sold for somewhere north of $300 on eBay last week.  :rolleyes:     There was another 'Buy It Now' Lodge 16" on there, too, but the guy was asking $350 dollars for it.....outrageous! :shocked: 
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Re: New Cast Iron
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2018, 05:15:15 PM »
Thanks guys.

Wolfy, I wish Lodge still made those 16" ovens. The quality of the Camp Chef unit looks pretty good, I'm sure it will work out great.

I had a 12" deep previously and I traded it for a 12" standard with Sixfooter at one of our camps. He was cooking a big pot roast and the roast was touching the top of the lid, was a good deal for both of us. Still, you can't have too much iron.

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Re: New Cast Iron
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 06:03:54 PM »
Heather would argue with you on that! :rofl:
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Re: New Cast Iron
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 12:11:12 AM »
I would like a sixteen inch but it is farther down the list. I want a couple of tables with wind screens for my dutch ovens, I am getting tired of lugging around bricks. As I am sure all of you know, garage sales and flea markets are hit and run but you can score big. Other than the tables I am trying to add to my collection older cast iron.

I have seen the camp chief at sportsmans warehouse, they seem light, it might be me but i have never seen one in use or know anyone that has.
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Re: New Cast Iron
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 04:53:33 AM »
I'm glad you found some good iron Greg.  Especially the discontinued 16" er.  I moved my DO's yesterday, getting ready for summer trip, and my back hurt after the 12" er.  lol.  I will be on the look out this summer for some bigger stuff in WNC and ETN.  Maybe the Lodge Outlet in Sevierville will have some big ones.
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Re: New Cast Iron
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2018, 08:21:55 AM »
nice score on the biggun!   I really need to start using mine more.

I did score a Griswald #6 skillet off eBay yesterday.  Hope to get it this week.

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Re: New Cast Iron
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2018, 03:45:52 PM »
Nice score on the Griswald. I don't have any, but I'll look forward to seeing your's at our next camp. Used the new 16" DO recently, did a great job and is of great quality.

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Re: New Cast Iron
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2018, 08:00:39 PM »
regardless of the weight you can't go wrong with good cast iron.
just sayin' the original teflon cookware.
for instance one of my best pots is a late 1800's wagner dutch oven
with a bail wire handle. i traded 2 bench planes for it.