Cast Iron Pans Cast iron pan owners swear by them for their even dispersal of heat and non stick nature. However, iron is not as happy go lucky as other metals. Initially, the pan must be seasoned with vegetable oil in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for at least an hour. Each time you heat the pan with oil, it will season till it obtains a beautiful dark color. Don't wash off the black patina thinking it is dirty. In fact, never use soap or scour the pan or you will remove the essence of the pan. Dry your iron pan on the stove with medium heat but watch it so it doesn't burn.
My Favorite Pan My favorite pan is a twenty dollar cast iron pan. I remember vividly how my step-father coveted his iron pan and warned us about not using soap to clean it. Seasoned and maintained properly, an iron pan can last forever. It is better than any non stick pan and far more durable. It's thick base holds heat better than any pan in my arsenal and prevents food from burning by dispersing the heat.
This triple IPA from Stone Brewing is one of my favorites. Stone makes some of the most tantalizing IPAs on the market, you could almost say they invented the market. Their layering of hops is genius, making beer that is uniquely Stone. This beer is no exception. Heavy with citrus tones without actually adding any citrus is what makes this beer sing. Very aggressive and smooth all at the same time. Try this beer but make sure you don't have anywhere to go cause it's 10.8% alcohol.