With the windscreen flipped upside down, I get the correct height to weld the 1/8" x 1" strap to the windscreen. I then attach the burner.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Seasoning is a process by which a layer of animal fat or vegetable oil is applied and cooked onto the carbon steel discada. the seasoning layer protects the food from interacting with the iron of the discada. Well-seasoned cookware will have a very smooth black surface. Fats and oils typically used for seasoning include lard, cooking oils / Olive oils / Peanut oils / and Palm or Coconut oil.
Seasoning techniques - Once cleaned, cookware can then be seasoned. There are several techniques for seasoning discadas - these vary based on the smoke point of the oil or fat used.
Techinique 1 - Simply wipe the cleaned discada with a good oil or fat and use it for frying and roasting, particularly high fat foods, like bacon. The oil or fat will impregnate the discada and gradually convert into a seasoning over time.
Technique 2 - First, heat the cookware until water quickly boils when splashed onto it's surface. Next, using a rag, wipe a thin coat of lard or oil onto the surface of the cookware. Lower the heat and continue to apply on the surface until the seasoning coating develops. Turn off heat and let cool down. At this point, the discada should have a black sheen and be ready for cooking.
This is where I locate a piece of carbon flat to match the thickness of the disc. I lay the piece under the disc and trace out the hole size. I then cut it out with the cutting torch. I then clean up the roundness by holding the piece with pliers at the grinding wheel till I get the correct size.