Cookin' with coal

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: PJT On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:23 pm

DDahl-

Hindsight is 20/10. I'm an optician ;)
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sixkids On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:35 pm

Hind sight is always 50/50! :)


(Sorry PJT, Didn't see yours until I posted ours! :)
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:23 pm

Hey, it was the 70's. Just be glad you can remember any of it ! :roll:

And don't let anyone know about that polyester suit and the Tom Jones shirt, that's in the back of the closet. :D

Paul
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:40 pm

Well I know you are both right in that hindsight always much clearer that foresight and easy to be better than my uncorrected vision I am blind as a bat without glasses and can't read 3/4 text on the digital clock on the stove from 5 feet away As an honest estimate the old furnace was a dust pump at best so not much of a loss there as no filters etc. No Tom Jones shirts but do have a suit or two that have been in style twice LOL currently out of style again like I care. On the real plus side made dinner tonight for a nice woman I have dated a few times and she pitched right in and we got discussing goals for the first time and when I mentioned a small cabin a few acres of woods with a place for a garden coal stove to cook on and another to heat in a 700 to 800 square foot cabin she was all over it But she is a farm girl so no surprise there. How many women do you know that can drive a team of Clydesdales hitched to a sled or wagon?
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: KingCoal On: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:04 pm

my own wife has and still can handle a hitch of 3 pair of Percherons in front of a 3 bottom plow.

that's 12,000+ #'s ft. of torque and pretty giddy for the first few seconds when they start stepping away.
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: ddahlgren On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:13 am

KingCoal wrote:my own wife has and still can handle a hitch of 3 pair of Percherons in front of a 3 bottom plow.

that's 12,000+ #'s ft. of torque and pretty giddy for the first few seconds when they start stepping away.


The lady I mentioned those as well though suspect it was one pair. My second ex-wife rode Arabians in park class ages ago at a national level.
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sixkids On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:58 am

I use to ride the pony on the merry-go-round, does that count? :)
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: KingCoal On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:04 am

heck yeah, most of those poor things got rode hard and put up wet every time !!
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sixkids On: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:01 am

:D
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:48 pm

I have not posted in quite a while so I thought I would chime in. I am installing a farmhouse sink out in the garage near the stove to help make cleanup easier. I am installing a hand pump with the sink so even when power goes out, I will have water (I am on a well). To make a long story short, to complete the plumbing, I had to cut a hole in the concrete floor. There was concrete dust all over everything. The stove was down today so I cleaned out the stove and cleaned and polished the outside too. She looks nice again, I have been neglecting her the last few months. I have been burning wood lately because my coal bin is getting down and want to save it for the house and I want to burn this wood up. I still cook on it regularly but not with coal lately so I have not been posting much. To clean the stove, I used the old timers method, cold stove and no other flames going...K1 Kerosene. Yes, there are fumes but not as bad as the kerosene that has the red dye in it. My stove is out in the garage so it is easy to open the doors and air it out. It takes the grease and cooked on food off better than anything else I have used...you just have to be careful with it. Then used Williams stove polish. Paul, trying to find local dealer for Meeco like you use.

On another note, I just found out that Lodge's are now making cookware out of heavy steel like they use in restaurants. I bought the 12" skillet to try out. Only used it once so far but I liked it..food tasted just like it was cooked in cast iron but this pan is a lot lighter. Will let you know as I use it more if I really like it as much as cast iron. While I was at Gander Mountain, I just had to buy the 14" cast iron skillet as well...ya never can have enough cast iron! LOL

Randy
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sixkids On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:07 pm

Wow Randy, it looks REALLY nice!
How do you use the Kero?
Don't forget to let us all know how you like the pan. Still LOVE the cast iron, but might like to try one of those as well!
Carole
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:34 pm

Sixkids wrote:Wow Randy, it looks REALLY nice!
How do you use the Kero?
Don't forget to let us all know how you like the pan. Still LOVE the cast iron, but might like to try one of those as well!
Carole


With the kerosene, you have to make sure the stove is stone cold and no other flames going. I then put some kerosene on a rag and start rubbing it down...it takes some elbow grease. It will smell up the house so do it when you can open windows but it works better than anything else I have used. I then polished it up.

After a full day of cleaning, I did not feel like cooking a lot so I made eggs for dinner. I used that new steel skillet and I have to say, I was impressed. I always liked the way eggs taste with cast iron but I really could not tell the difference. The skillet came pre-seasoned but I seasoned it more when I got it home. The eggs did not stick at all. So far, I like it...will it replace my cast iron, not likely but a nice addition to the artillery.
Randy
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:57 pm

The Clarion is looking good, Randy. Glad to see your still cooking on it.

Meeco's website doesn't have anyway of finding who carries their line near you, but you could try contacting them to see who their dealers, or at least their distributors are. Then the distributor would know.

http://www.meecomfg.com/contact_us.php

While we were at Wilson's, I noticed the range top had a nice shine to it. I asked him what he uses on his kitchen ranges. He said the spray cooking oil is all.

With your painted range top I'm sure this is not good, but there's very little paint left on mine. I tried my wire-wheel on the worst parts of the Sunny's top plates. It got it down to fairly clean bare steel very quickly. I'm doing more testing with the Meeco, but this time, after it's dried and buffed out, I'm going over it with spray cooking vegetable oil (Pam).

And also testing using just the oil on some of the bare metal as Wilson has done with his.

Warning for anyone thinking of doing the same, don't spray it on a hot stove. The propellant in the cans is flammable.

Paul
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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
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Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Photog200 On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:15 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:The Clarion is looking good, Randy. Glad to see your still cooking on it.

Meeco's website doesn't have anyway of finding who carries their line near you, but you could try contacting them to see who their dealers, or at least their distributors are. Then the distributor would know.

http://www.meecomfg.com/contact_us.php

While we were at Wilson's, I noticed the range top had a nice shine to it. I asked him what he uses on his kitchen ranges. He said the spray cooking oil is all.

With your painted range top I'm sure this is not good, but there's very little paint left on mine. I tried my wire-wheel on the worst parts of the Sunny's top plates. It got it down to fairly clean bare steel very quickly. I'm doing more testing with the Meeco, but this time, after it's dried and buffed out, I'm going over it with spray cooking vegetable oil (Pam).

And also testing using just the oil on some of the bare metal as Wilson has done with his.

Warning for anyone thinking of doing the same, don't spray it on a hot stove. The propellant in the cans is flammable.

Paul


Paul, I have already sent them (Mecco) a request for distributor info but have not heard back yet. If I don't hear back, I will do a Google search and order some online.

There really is not much paint left on my stove either at least not on the two burners over the firebox. I have used a light coating of cooking oil on them to shine them up before but have not tried Pam. I have used that on cast iron cookware before and it works well on that. On the burners over the firebox, it would not last long anyway, it will burn right off. Good point too about using it on a cold stove. Same reason I keep reiterating the same thing about cleaning with kerosene. Works great but need to be smart about it.

Randy
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Baseburners & Antiques: Colonial Clarion cook stove, Kineo #15 base heater & Geneva Oak Andes #517
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric Baseboard

Re: Cookin' with coal

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:19 pm

Just don't use the olive oil one. Phew, it stinks when it gets hot !

I was wondering why it didn't smell that bad when Wilson showed us how he polishes his range. I forgot that they make two types of Pam - regular vegetable oil, and olive oil, and of course, . . I reached for the olive oil. :oops:

I didn't think Murphy's law applied to stove cleaning too. :D

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
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Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
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