Post by robertototototo on Dec 8, 2014 18:53:31 GMT -5
So I just finished seasoning my Searzall with a TS8000 and a 16.04 oz green propane tank. I guess it's too late but is there a specific amount of gas that is recommended during the seasoning process? From directly closing the valve, I probably turned the dial about half way from all the way open. I started the process and about a minute in I noticed that there was a lot of excess fire coming up the sides of the Searzall. I let go of the gas for a second to adjust the valve and the there was actually a fire on the adapter and sleeve. Something was burning even though the gas was completely off and I let go of the ignition, I blew it out with my breath. Is that normal? Has that happened to anyone else?
The Searzall is nice and blued but I couldn't help but notice that my screen is SLIGHTLY warped. Should the screens be completely flat? Is it warped because my fire during the seasoning process was too hot?
It is just the very middle of the screen, probably the size of a dime, it protrudes out ever so slightly from the rest of the screen. So it looks like a dime sized mosquito bite that comes up one millimeter.
Also what would it look like if you burned/damaged your screen? There is a slight discoloration in the middle of the screen where it comes up a teeny bit. It looks brownish? I fear I may have damaged my screen somehow during the seasoning process. If you guys could share similar things or have some advice that would be great!
It's been said in the other thread that after seasoning you should be fine running the valve on the TS8000 full open.
My screen is also a little warped, not sure if this is normal or not. In the videos that Booker and Dax have posted it's kind of hard to tell, but I think theirs is slightly bowed out as well. I wasn't too worried about it.
My screen is a bit concave in the center. I think I followed the seasoning instructions properly. Whether the concaveness indicates that something went wrong with the process, or not, I haven't a clue.
My experience was exactly the same. The directions weren't very clear on how high to turn the flame during seasoning or torching for that matter. My mesh is bowed slightly too but I don't think it has had any negative effects on the cooking process. Hopefully it's not a weak spot in the mesh.
I was sure I had done something wrong by having the gas all the way up when I seasoned my new searzall. I just received the searzall, and bought a new ts-8000 and suggested green propane canister. I figured out after seasoning that the ts-8000 was wide open as packaged. I had no risk of the flame going out, as in the video. To the contrary, the flames were rolling heavily up all around the sides of the searzall. By the end of the 2 minutes, the entire searzall including wire cage was glowing red. Was that too hot? My screen does seem to have a small mound in the middle now...