[Homeroast] OT: Cast Iron Cookware (from "Roasting smoke and birds")

Michael Wascher wascher at gmail.com
Sat Dec 26 11:44:38 CST 2009

Cast iron pipe was commonly used for water supply until the advent of copper
pipe & tubing and later plastic.

Actually, unlike most other metals, iron is not only not harmful, it is
required by our bodies.


"The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always
alternatives."  --Lois McMaster Bujold

On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Allon Stern <allon at radioactive.org> wrote:

> On Dec 25, 2009, at 11:03 PM, Alchemist John wrote:
> >
> > I have always wanted to build a cast iron drum roaster....just not sure
> how to go about it aside from casting my own drum......
> Cast iron pipe?
> Since much of cast iron pipe is used for wastewater, I doubt I'd consider
> it to be food grade....
> On the other hand, you COULD cast your own....an ex roommate of mine used
> to do his own bronze castings, as well as aluminum, etc (he's an amateur
> blacksmith and knifemaker). Could be a fun project :)
> -
> allon
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