All went well until it started to snow lol.
Not sure how much poundage i managed to smelt until i had to stop. I could not keep the cast iron muffin pans dry so that made things a bit dangerous and messy.
For those who want to know my "smelter" setup.
- 185,000btu Turkey Fryer style burner
- 12" 6qt dutch oven. (my first 10qt was a cheapy i got online, it cracked on first use)
- Cheap stainless steel ladel and skimmer from Bed Bath and Beyond (couldnt find reasonable ones at wallyworld.)
- Lyman Thermometer.
So far i am very happy with the setup, filling my ladle starts to get hard once the melt gets below 1 inch. But more wheel weights help there hehe.
Anyways just wanted to share my experience so far. I still have no other casting equipment, but making ingots works for me until i get more slush funds.