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Happy Hapgood
03-23-2015, 06:24 PM
I did not season the new CI grates properly and they rusted. Cleaned them up and tried it again. Heated to 200*F and sprayed with canola oil then heated to 450*F and repeated.

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Wife had a Flat Iron steak. Rubbed with some Kosher salt and Simply Marvelous Peppered Cow:

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About half a chimney is all it takes to fill up both sides of the GA. That green stuff is grass 'er I mean weeds BTW. :becky:

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About up to temp Hot and Fast. Around 550*F:

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Done in about 8 or 9 mins.

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Resting:

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I looked at the grates today after cool and they look dry again. Guess I could spray them with oil but not sure what it's going to take to get them seasoned. Any input appreciated. :thumb:

Stingerhook
03-23-2015, 07:00 PM
Nice ride on the CI. Love the way the steak looks.

ssv3
03-23-2015, 07:00 PM
Awesome Mike!! Where did you get the CI grates for the WGA. I think I want 'em for mine.

Norm
03-23-2015, 07:09 PM
I love flat iron steak and you did a great job cooking it!

Ol'Joe
03-23-2015, 07:10 PM
Have you tried the seasoning routine in the oven? That might get the grates where you want them.

Happy Hapgood
03-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Awesome Mike!! Where did you get the CI grates for the WGA. I think I want 'em for mine.

http://www.cast-iron-grate.com/grates-for-weber-charcoal-grills/go-anywhere-grills.html

One thing I noticed is that the WGA base warps alot as it gets hot. These CI grates do not. Makes it a little harder to adjust the bottom vents. They cost more than the WGA! :thumb: Food is real good though!

Happy Hapgood
03-23-2015, 07:13 PM
Have you tried the seasoning routine in the oven? That might get the grates where you want them.

I should have mentioned that the 200-450*F seasoning was done in the oven. :thumb:

cowgirl
03-23-2015, 07:23 PM
Your steak looks delicious Mike! Great way to celebrate National Toast Day too!! :becky::thumb:

Happy Hapgood
03-23-2015, 07:26 PM
Your steak looks delicious Mike! Great way to celebrate National Toast Day too!! :becky::thumb:

HA HA! That Darn silverfinger!!! :laugh:

AClarke44
03-23-2015, 07:29 PM
Looks great Mike!

retired trucker
03-23-2015, 08:12 PM
Just spray each time after using while they are still warm and let them cool down on their own. Re spray before the next use. Rinse, repeat, rinse, etc ad infinitem.

Omar

Happy Hapgood
03-23-2015, 08:22 PM
Just spray each time after using while they are still warm and let them cool down on their own. Re spray before the next use. Rinse, repeat, rinse, etc ad infinitem.

Omar

I let em cool overnight. Going to fire up the GA and heat, brush, Spray, repeat.

Thanks!

Wickedcajun
03-23-2015, 08:39 PM
I didn't even know it was TOAST day!!! Nice looking grub, brotha

Happy Hapgood
03-23-2015, 09:07 PM
I didn't even know it was TOAST day!!! Nice looking grub, brotha

I did not know either. It's one of the things that makes this a great place though. :thumb:

Happy Hapgood
03-24-2015, 09:17 PM
I sprayed the grates and vents yesterday but they were cold. The vents will attract dust being wet with canola oil. Need to wipe the whole rig down.

charrederhead
03-25-2015, 12:16 AM
M-m-m-m-m-m...steak on a GA!

Looks great. :thumb:

Gonna do that Wed. I don't have the Craycorts but I use a CI heat register grate.

Phubar
03-25-2015, 05:52 AM
Looking good!
Gotta love the WGA!:cool:

peeps
03-25-2015, 08:59 AM
I have to keep my craycort grates oiled on my OTG or they will get surface rust. It is usually only the ones directly above the coals, even if it is a high heat cook. With the WGA and a full bed of coals, I'd count on following Omar's advice...

Big George's BBQ
03-25-2015, 02:36 PM
Steak looks Great It must be nice to be honored with having a Day named after you :-P

Titch
03-25-2015, 08:43 PM
Nice looking steak.
I have started using Coconut oil on my cast iron, it solidifies when its cooled down.
Great high temp oil and no coconut taste

dwfisk
03-25-2015, 08:50 PM
Damn bro, that's some good lookin eats!

Blythewood BBQ'er
03-25-2015, 09:13 PM
Nice!

Happy Hapgood
03-26-2015, 05:44 PM
Nice looking steak.
I have started using Coconut oil on my cast iron, it solidifies when its cooled down.
Great high temp oil and no coconut taste

I may have to try that. :clap2:

charcoal4brains
03-26-2015, 07:51 PM
I looked at the grates today after cool and they look dry again. Guess I could spray them with oil but not sure what it's going to take to get them seasoned. Any input appreciated. :thumb:

Chemistry of Cast Iron Seasoning: A Science-Based How-To (http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2010/01/a-science-based-technique-for-seasoning-cast-iron/)



http://sherylcanter.com/wordpress/2010/01/a-science-based-technique-for-seasoning-cast-iron/




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