BLACKLOCK FOUNDRY (Lodge)

Introducing the Blacklock line from Lodge.  As a cast iron lover, user, and collector, new products always interest us.   We like a wide variety.

We recently stumbled into the Blacklock line.  As we spoke of it to others  in our circle of Dutch Oven Cooking friends.  We quickly realized many are as uninformed as we were.

Numerous collector and daily use cookware pieces we have are Lodge. Vintage as well as more modern.  Old school plus pre-seasoned.

To our knowledge the new Lodge line of Blacklock is a premium more lightweight piece of cookware.  Best of all it comes triple seasoned!

History wise, Lodge was the first to introduce factory seasoned cookware. Starting that back in 2002.   Now they are offering a triple seasoned product.

We hope that somewhere down the road, we have the opportunity to test out a some of the Blacklock line.  Then provide you with a candid and honest TheDutchOvenCook review.

For now Please visit Blacklock on the Lodge website for more information.

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PERFECT SIZE FOR TWO

How many of you have multiple pieces of Cast Iron Cookware? I certainly have way too big of a collection. Probably borderline hoarder? Actually, no “probably” about it. LOL!

From Skillets to Dutch Ovens, to other iron in between. They are meant to be used and not just sit on the shelf. I try to put many of them to real use from time to time.

Often times I find myself returning to my #8 Cast Iron Dutch Ovens. I have three of the more modern Lodge in this size.

I find them perfectly sized when cooking for two people….perhaps even large enough for four depending on what you cook or bake. No need to waste expensive charcoal. Most things can be baked or cooked with 15-16 properly arranged briquets.

See our thoughts on Heat Management or Coal Counting.

I find the 8 inch Dutch Ovens especially ideal for camping. While their larger cousins are great for competition cooking, large pot-luck’s, or cooking/baking for more people or a larger than two family. My go to Dutch Oven for camping trips is my 8 inch. The smaller size makes their weight insignificant.

These are great for a small batch of morning biscuits or pastries. Able to produce those hot and fresh goodies while waking up to some fresh coffee. If you want a full blown breakfast, bake up a Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast.

Our Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Our Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

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Dutch Oven Cook-Off Mormon Fort 2020

Calling all Cooks, eaters, and spectators to visit the Mormon Fort.

If you are a Las Vegas visitor. Or new to the area. Many never realize this State Park is in the center of Las Vegas. There is a ton of frontier history to go along with this fun cooking and eating event.

This is a preliminary post so that you may mark your 2020 Calendars.

This State Park, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Has scheduled their 2020 Dutch Oven Cook-off for Saturday March, 28, 2020.

Check back often for additional detail.

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A Biscuit kind of morning

Some cold mornings you just have to reach for the buttermilk, real butter, and just be Bad!

Real old fashioned biscuit making is a lost art in many families. A generation away it was common. “Canned” biscuits are something more recent.

If you have never had real homemade biscuits you are really missing a delightful breakfast addition. Fresh and warm just out of your oven, they can’t be beat.

Its even more fun if you have vintage biscuit cutters and bake these in a cast iron Dutch Oven using charcoal or wood coals.

Click this Link for Recipe and helpful techniques.

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CRISBEE Cast Iron Seasoning Product [Product Review]

Are you searching for a product to season your Cast Iron?  Every heard of people using bee’s wax?   This is a blend that in fact contain bee’s wax.

Here is our review of the product that spans 2 years.
Click here for our full review on the CRISBEE product.

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STARGAZER adding a new Skillet – 12 inch

We got wind that Stargazer will soon be taking orders for their newest addition.  The 12 inch skillet.

For you Cast Iron connoisseurs that love the smooth finish of some vintage cast iron.  Also cast iron produced in the USA, and you don’t know about Stargazer.  You need to investigate this brand.

We purchased one of their original 10 inch skillets to evaluate.  We reviewed the product, and how it performed with our seasoning process.  You can order them raw, or seasoned for an additional charge.  Our 10 inch was ordered raw.

When they start taking orders for the new 12 inch we are going to order one that is already seasoned just to compare.

Follow the Link to our review of the 10 inch Stargazer Skillet.  

Check back soon for updates on what we learn about the 12 Inch.

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Bridge Beach Model 888 Vintage Stove

This Bridge Beach Model 888  Stove is an exceptional example of  vintage craftsmanship.

We list vintage cast iron in many forms to help the novice collector.  See details below the image.

Read the full article at this link – Bridge Beach Model 888

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