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Old 01-01-2017, 10:46 PM   #1
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Has anyone used a mix of either lard or crisco and beeswax to season cast iron? I'm looking for the correct ratio to mix my lard and beeswax.

I've heard 3:1 or 4:1 by weight.


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Old 01-01-2017, 10:57 PM   #2
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I just use peanut oil. Works great.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:21 PM   #3
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Crisco, yes, but beeswax? You'd be eating a bit of beeswax every time you cooked with it.

Although, have you ever seen the Simpson's episode when Homer eats a Guatemalan insanity pepper? He pours wax in his mouth. That might help you with the ghost chiles.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:33 PM   #4
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LOL @ the ghost chiles!

I guess seasoning with a beeswax/crisco mix is all the rage in the cast iron underbelly. Who knew? Check out crisbee.org!

I usually use lard but I want to try it! Also, beeswax is harmless if you eat it. I buy raw honey so I'm sure I've eaten plenty :)


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Old 01-02-2017, 12:00 AM   #5
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What is the benefit supposed to be of using beeswax in the seasoning? The website doesn't say.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:13 AM   #6
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I season mine rapseseed oil, just rub it it in, heat the pan, rub more in and heat the pan and keep going until the surface is saturated .
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:27 AM   #7
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Just use Crisco
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:31 AM   #8
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But most pan sold to day are seasoned allready
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:56 AM   #9
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But most pan sold to day are seasoned allready
Depending on how they're used and maintained, sometimes pans need re-seasoning.
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:24 AM   #10
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Supposedly the beeswax mixture creates a more durable, water resistant seasoning. The people who use it swear by it, but of course that seems to be the case with every method!!

Crisco works great, so does lard, but I heard about this being even better and I want to try it :)

I had a sticking incident with eggs in one pan, and my new Dutch oven that needs a little more than just the preseasonjng that I'd like to try it on.

If anyone is interested, the ratio seems to be somewhere around 4:1 lard or crisco to beeswax (so 1/5 beeswax). I'm going to give it a shot today.


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