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1st Steel plate :)
« on: January 07, 2014, 05:51:32 PM »
I just bought a $48.51 47 pound 1/2 inch thick, 16 x 18 Plate of STEEL
I filed, Sanded by hand, Steel wool, Grease soap, vinegared the heck out of it and walla!  :chef:

Notice the deep stains
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2014, 05:53:17 PM »
Great! Now season it up and make some pizzas on that bad boy!
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2014, 06:09:04 PM »
Great! Now season it up and make some pizzas on that bad boy!

Yeah after i get that darned residual rust otherwise i'll just season over it  :chef:
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2014, 06:25:43 PM »
Looks huge!  You might have a few visits to the chiropractor after lifting that thing  :o
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2014, 06:42:00 PM »
Looks huge!  You might have a few visits to the chiropractor after lifting that thing  :o

Definitely  :-D

 
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2014, 07:02:28 PM »
Take it back dog....that thing is waaay too small!  ;D
I think Scott recommends no less than a hundred pounds.  :pizza:
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 07:25:54 PM »
Take it back dog....that thing is waaay too small!  ;D
I think Scott recommends no less than a hundred pounds.  :pizza:

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 07:38:11 PM »
Squidwaaaaaaaard!  :-D
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 07:41:14 PM »
YESSSS  !!
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 01:49:08 AM »
vinegared the heck out of it

How long did you vinegar it for? Personally, I think that plate is ready to use, but if you have rust or mill scale that you want off and it isn't coming off, then you want to soak it in vinegar for at least 2 days, maybe 3.


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Re: 1st Steel plate :)
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 02:30:58 PM »
Curious to know how well your IR works with your steel plate... If possible, can you take a temperature reading of your plate while trying to reflect out of the oven, not into the oven?

Not sure if your avatar is your dog but I have a shiba too... real interesting personality on that one.

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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2014, 06:38:09 PM »
How long did you vinegar it for? Personally, I think that plate is ready to use, but if you have rust or mill scale that you want off and it isn't coming off, then you want to soak it in vinegar for at least 2 days, maybe 3.

I just wiped it down i didn't soak it.
I tried to put it in the bathtub but.. i kinda chipped the side of the tub  :-[
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2014, 06:46:56 PM »
Ouch.

Here's what I would do.  Take a big black garbage bag, and some books.  Build a wide shallow box with books and line it with the bag. Place the steel plate in it and then fill your makeshift 'pool' with vinegar.

You could also dig a small hole in the ground, if it's warm enough outside and line that with a garbage bag.

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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2014, 08:32:55 PM »
Ouch.

Here's what I would do.  Take a big black garbage bag, and some books.  Build a wide shallow box with books and line it with the bag. Place the steel plate in it and then fill your makeshift 'pool' with vinegar.


To get the vinegar out just fix a nice tossed salad in your "pool".  :)
Hey, my G/F gets these big, low profile plastic boxes that she fills for storage and slides under the beds. They are inexpensive at Walmart....you could store stuff then after the salad.  ;)
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 11:40:35 PM »
Thanks for all your tips 
going to make a pie saturday on steel! :chef: :pizza:
New to Using Pink Himalayan salt *fancy stuff*
and used tomato water for flavor 
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2014, 11:18:44 PM »
Here we go this weeks pizza was cooked at 520 degree's very crispy, crunchy, and nice flavor must be the pink salt  :chef:
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2014, 02:06:39 PM »
Was the pink salt in the dough (instead of regular salt) or a topping of sorts that you sprinkled on?

By the way, Ive got two 1/2 inch steel plates 9"-by-15" each soaking in vinegar as I write this

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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2014, 07:02:51 PM »
Was the pink salt in the dough (instead of regular salt) or a topping of sorts that you sprinkled on?

In the dough, not much of a taste difference, for health benefits.  :angel:

Wash your steel with dish soap before you soak in vinegar, it'll get out the grime ( at least that's what i did).
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