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Boucher
06-03-2010, 11:24 PM
A friend found this custom cast Aluminum Pot at a garage sale.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/boucherbyron/Fish%20Fryers/IMG_0089.jpg
The fellow named Boone used it to cook 16 lbs of pinto beans at a time. Hence the name Boones Boomers cast in raised letters on the lid.

We are trying to find out who cast it for him. It was purchased for a fish fryer. We recently used it to cook fish for about 40 Rvers.
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/boucherbyron/Fish%20Fryers/IMG_0091.jpg
The combination of thickness and increased thermal conductivity results in much better cooking. The stand is made from a water pressure tank. It protects the burner from the wind and holds the heat in.

jeremy13
06-04-2010, 12:09 AM
A friend of mine has a similar pot with his name cast in raised letters. I will asked him tomorrow. I think it is a Texas company.

loose nut
06-05-2010, 12:46 PM
Looks nice but don't cook with it. Aluminum cook wear has been linked to Alzheimer disease.

tyrone shewlaces
06-05-2010, 12:55 PM
Looks nice but don't cook with it. Aluminum cook wear has been linked to Alzheimer disease.
Last I heard that is a wive's tale, speculation, nothing definitive, etc.
The cause of Alzheimer's appears to be much more genetic than environmentally driven.
Of course there might be an aluminum cookware lobby in DC too, so you never know what to believe. :cool:

loose nut
06-05-2010, 01:02 PM
Every time you cook something in a pot, aluminum, SS, glass, it doesn't matter, a little bit comes off in the food. Aluminum is still considered bad for your health. Cast iron is still the best and you won't need to take Geritol anymore.

BillDaCatt
06-05-2010, 01:24 PM
Looks nice but don't cook with it. Aluminum cook wear has been linked to Alzheimer disease.

Um, no.
Aluminum is currently being evaluated as a factor in Alzheimer's, but it is far from being conclusive. The link could just as easily be that all of us have aluminum, as a trace element, in our systems. Be cautious if you are concerned, but be aware that food service pots and pans are quite often solid aluminum and it is also present in many antiperspirants and antacids so limiting your aluminum intake might be a bigger challenge than it first appears.

http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?categoryID=200137&documentID=99&pageNumber=1
http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/guide/controversial-claims-risk-factors

laddy
06-05-2010, 03:43 PM
Proven to be B.S. If the sqush goes we all get Alheimeizers! Cool Pot!