Cast iron

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bbragg, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. I'm not sure we're this question should really be posted. So I figure this is a good place to start.
    I would like to cook some frozen cod fillets in my traeger, but I would like to bake them in a large cast iron fry pan. The question is this, will I ruin the cast iron in the smoker ?
  2. paul6

    paul6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I posted this question back around Christmas and the general response was that your cast iron will take on a smoke taste when using in the future .
  3. So basically I should have done this a long long time ago, and should plan on doing this all of the time. This will change everything.
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use cast iron in my smokers, over my charcoal BBQ, over open flame campfires all the time. Works great, and I don't get in trouble with the wife for using her casserole dishes.

    Never had the pan take on the smoke flavor though.
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I use CI in the smoker & on the charcoal grill too. 

    Never had smoke flavor either, just don't use a pan that your going to use inside the house.

    They get a bit of a coating on the bottom that rubs off on just about everything.

  6. Another option is to get a CI pan dedicated for use in the smoker. 

    Besides, a little smoke flavor in the future cooks couldn't be a bad thing... [​IMG]
  7. cats49er

    cats49er Meat Mopper

    I don't see any problem with using cook fish in. Just clean it up good. I never had a problem my self that I could notice.
  8. paul6

    paul6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    If your like me you probably wouldn't notice it I like smoke in everything !

    One good tip I got was treating it with food grade flax seed oil it really makes cleanup easy .

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