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Mad Howler
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Mind your bee's wax

Postby Mad Howler » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:12 pm

Okay,
It is fall.
I have a stone (brick) I scrubbed and heated in the oven,
A decade ago.
This stone still heated at about 225F, I rubbed all over with a cake of bee's wax.
I kept going until it absorbed no more.
I've used this stone to weigh down fermented cabbage / pickles year after year.
We - err - we have a late fall this year,
So I've had some time inspect my tools.
This stone I impregnated with bee's wax still smells sweet as honey,
After steeping over and over through disgusting ferments & sitting on a dusty shelf through each interim.
I still have time to start my batch of kraut - so I gave it another coat.

The other thing I did was to season a couple cast iron skillets with said wax,
I think I'm on to something.

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Re: Mind your bee's wax

Postby Mad Howler » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:59 pm

Seasoning process: heat you're cast iron pan/pot over medium heat - let it equilibrate.
Work your chunk of beeswax on the surface enough to grease the surface, wipe it with a single sheet of paper towel till a microscopic film remains & is smoking slightly - move to an unlit burner or outside. Once cool - buff it with a clean cloth.


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