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Scott Roberts

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About Scott Roberts

  • Birthday 05/19/1969

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    Hudson Valley NY
  • Interests
    All things BBQ and Baking, reading, camping, etc.
  • Grill
    Charbroil Kamander

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  1. Scott Roberts

    First attempt at beef ribs

    Love beef ribs and yours looked great! Scott
  2. Scott Roberts

    Kamado Joe Coming in 3 Days !

    Welcome to the Guru and Congrats on your new Kamado Joe!! Scott
  3. Scott Roberts

    Homemade BBQ Dinner / Y2KG Tribute Cook

    Great post and the Le Creuset Cast Iron my dream cast iron !! Scott
  4. Scott Roberts

    Brought home a stray today

    Makes sense now-lol with having a primo now! Scott
  5. Scott Roberts

    Prime rib eye, first reverse sear

    Good piece of meat, great marbling! Scott
  6. Depending on your cash flow you may consider Finex, fieldcompany, , stargazer cast iron Just a few American made cast iron! Scott
  7. Scott Roberts

    First Cook (Pizza)

    Good looking first attempt! Scott
  8. Scott Roberts

    Nothing but WFO money!

    I have that same pan 11 7/8 size, surprise that the handle is too long would have thought having a long handle would be good for that WFO!
  9. Scott Roberts

    Nothing but WFO money!

    What make of CS pan is that? Scott
  10. Scott Roberts

    DIY Baking Steel

    Another person not me but thanks. Scott
  11. Scott Roberts

    Primo Oval Jr w/ GO Cradle

    Good amount of headroom!
  12. Scott Roberts

    DIY Baking Steel

    How to make a baking steel Thought I would Share, found on the web! Scott I bought a 14″x16″x3/8″ steel plate from Eddie at Exor Ironworks. Eddie ground the edges so that they’d be smooth. He sold me the steel plate for $45. If you don’t live in Seattle, find a local blacksmith and ask for an “A36 Steel Plate”. A36 is the alloy. Keep in mind that Steel has a weight of .284 pounds per cubic inch. That means that my baking steel is nearly 24 lbs! Eddie grinding the edges of my steel plate The steel plate from your local blacksmith will be coated in a rust like material called “mill scale”. Before you use the steel, you need to get the mill scale off. The easiest way to do that is with white vinegar. The steel plate comes dirty and coated in mill scale I used an old storage container I had and submersed my plate for 48 hours in the bucket. If you don’t have a bucket handy, a garbage bag will work just fine too. Soaking in vinegar After 48 hours in the vinegar soak, hit the plate with a garden hose and the gunk will come right off. I scrubbed mine with baking soda to neutralize the vinegar (I’m pretty sure this is overkill), and then with soap and water to get any remaining gunk off. The steel should be a nice light grey color at this point Without the mill scale to protect it, the plate will start to rust. Stick the plate in the oven at a high temperature to dry it quickly. I did two plates at once, they’re in the oven to dry after the vinegar bath Once the baking steel is thoroughly dry, you need to season it like you would with a cast iron or carbon steel pan. If you want to learn more about seasoning cast iron, Sheryl Canter has the best post I’ve read. I followed her instructions, use flax seed oil and apply three coats. The seasoning will keep the pan from rusting. My steel after three coats of flax seed oil seasoning Congratulations! You now have a ready to use baking steel! How to use the baking steel The key is to give the steel plenty of time to heat up. I put my steel in the upper third of my oven then let the oven heat up at maximum temperature for 45 minutes. I then run my broiler for 15 minutes, leading to an hour of preheat time. Using this method, I’ve gotten my steel to 700 degrees. Pizza on the steel, the steel was at 700 degrees when I measured it To get the pizza on and off of the steel, you’re going to want a pizza peel. How well does it work? I very much have to work on my dough stretching skills but here are a pair of pictures from recent attempts. I over cooked the pizza in the picture, but it was still delicious. Love how the crust came out! Round is overrated Summary of Instructions for Making a Baking Steel Buy a 14″x16″x3/8″ A36 Steel Plate Soak plate in vinegar for 48 hours. Clean thoroughly Dry thoroughly in the oven Season steel Apply a thin coat of flax seed oil to all 6 edges Rub off as much as you can Place in oven at oven’s max temperature for an hour Allow to cool in oven Repeat three times
  13. Scott Roberts

    1st Oval Jr Cook

    @ckreef How big of a brisket do you think you can fit? i.e 12lb etc. Scott
  14. Scott Roberts

    Hello from Spain

    Hola, Carmen Bienvenido!! Scott
  15. Scott Roberts

    .:: OMG!!! ::.

    These guys did it first!!!!
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