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@derobert, that's something I haven't heard. I start my first slices cold (relatively), but I usually make way more than a single pan will handle at a time.
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So one thing I'm seeing with Flaxseed oil (I'm guessing it's a procedural error) is that the seasoning flakes off pretty easily. Does that sound like a symptom of something gone wrong?
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@rumtscho, it's the mad scientist way to go as far as rust goes. I used two rubber bins (with only one the bin had trouble holding that much water) and a plastic dish rack to separate the pan from a piece of sheet metal. I have bench top variable power supply from other mad scientist experiments that worked well.
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I did use about six (might have been five, might have been seven) layers. Nice long heating process (two layers per day). As for bacon temp, I'm working pretty low. Thinking about it part of the problem might have been how much bacon I was cooking. Even though the temp was low I was cooking several batches, so there was a lot of bits that just sat in there forever.
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Based on this I'm tempted to make a bunch of bacon grease (such a delicious process), then use that to season the pan again. I have an electrolysis setup that strips a pan CLEAN, so I'm up for experimentation.
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