Smithey Ironworks Episode Preview
In this episode of the BBQ Beat Podcast, I talk with Isaac Morton, Founder of Smithey Ironware Company based out of Charleston, South Carolina. If you’re familiar with cast iron cookware, you’re likely most aware of the type put out by say, the Lodge Cast Iron company, which while of good quality and reputation, is something quite different from the artisanal style cast iron that Isaac and the good folks at Smithey Ironworks Company provide.
One of the most notable differences between modern cast iron found in camping and department stores is that it likely has a slightly textured or bumpy surface to it both inside and out.
Smithey Ironware Cast-Iron Skillet Overview with Isaac Morton, Founder
This texturization is something of a modern shift as cast iron seasoning has been applied commercially to Lodge and other brand products. The reason for the bumpy texture is that the seasoning sprayed on most of today’s cast iron cookware can’t readily stick to interior surfaces that have been smoothed down via grinding like they used to be in the “good old days.” Hence, the bumps. They help this seasoning stick better.
This is just one difference we’ll discuss as Isaac relays how he first came to value the cast iron cookware of yesteryear and details the process by which Smithey Ironworks Company came to be.
Cooking with cast iron skillets or other cast ironware is a joy. This is true whether you’ve picked up a steak from your local butcher shop or are searing off some delicious scallops from your neighborhood fishmonger. In all cases, you’ll surely love this chat. I know I enjoyed talking with Isaac for sure!
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