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.
If you are just reading this review then you probably aren't going to get a Goose Island Bourbon County beer. There's always next year, right? While your wife is out shopping on Black Friday, line up with the rest of the hordes at your favorite craft beer store and get your one per customer. I went around to every BevMo in the area and was able to obtain a dozen of these beauties. Gave most of them away as Christmas presents, drank a couple and am saving the rest for next year. Beers over 10% alcohol generally age very well. Is it worth the lines? Hell yeah. This may be the first bourbon barrel aged stout but it's still the best sipping beer out there!