Saturday, June 12, 2010

Big Iron - Wagner Ware Pie Logo #14

It has been raining a lot here. The grills and smokers are cold and wet so the last few days have given me a chance to move a piece of old cast iron from the project pile to the electrolysis tank.

This project is a monster. A number 14 skillet is a massive piece of cast iron. This one is 15 1/4 inches in diameter, 16 5/16 inches from ear to ear and 21 3/4 inches long from lifting tab to the end of the handle. Weight is right at 10 pounds.

This one also happens to be a fairly scarce Wagner Ware Pie Logo 1064. These were produced in the 1920s and as with all the older, larger skillets, it can be a challenge to find one that hasn't been warped or bowed. This piece shows its age and the underside is a little rough from some surface rust but it does sit perfectly flat and will make a fine skillet for truly big jobs.

For comparison sake I placed a modern Lodge 10.25" (the most common size) skillet inside the no. 14. 

This skillet just came out of the electrolysis tank this morning so it isn't fully seasoned but even with some minor underside roughness it is an attractive piece of casting and history.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Skillet Porn - Sizzling Lodge on Lodge Action

Fajitas were on the menu. After the marinated flank steak left center stage on the Lodge Sportsman's Grill there was still plenty of heat left in the coals to handle an ancient Lodge #9 full of onions, peppers and jalapenos.

Tortillas and corn on the cob followed but hunger + recent disinterest in blogging got the better of me and I stopped taking photos.... If you want to see another post about this grill (with videos) see this one.LINK

Now that it's warm outside I just can't see cooking indoors so whatever I post will be most likely be grilling/ barbecue related.