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Cauldron Help?

Postby SingingCanyon » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:05 pm

So, I'm considering getting a cauldron, but I have a few questions.
1. What is a good size, as far as you have found?
2. When it comes to using it for burning, what do you use as fuel?
3. Any personal favorites out there? (Am on a budget unfortunately.)

Thank you all so much!
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Re: Cauldron Help?

Postby firebirdflys » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:12 am

I found bunches on ebay, what are you using it for exactly? Magical incense? To burn small fires in? or to cook magically?
If for incense, I would get a smallish one, the one I use the most for that is about five inches across and I think it was around 19 bucks. Then I have two Lodge dutch ovens, one I cook in and one I build small fires in (sometimes I cook in it too, but it is so heavy once it is full with stew, it is really hard to lift!)
One thing I learned though...don't use a cauldron that you have put incense in, then use it to drink out of at a different ritual, Yuck! no matter how much you scrub you won't get the taste out :|
here is a reputable dealer of cauldrons http://www.azuregreen.net/Cauldrons/products/94/
here is a link to the camp cauldrons known as dutch ovens, by Lodge
http://www.lodgemfg.com/seasoned-cast-iron/camp-ovens-and-grills
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Re: Cauldron Help?

Postby SingingCanyon » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:16 pm

I was thinking mostly for small fires. :) I've always liked the idea of being able to have a fire in my circle. The site for the cauldrons was really helpful, I found one I liked and I'll order it soon. Quick question, when you use the cauldron for fires, what do you use as fuel?
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Re: Cauldron Help?

Postby firebirdflys » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:20 am

You're welcome, :)
I use copious small twigs, have bunches and bunches on hand, because they burn quickly and it is easier to keep the fire going, rather than huffing and puffing and blowing on it to get it going again.
You might also used canned heat, though it's just not as natural, BUT...it may be cleaner burning.
Let us know when your vessel of rebirth arrives!
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Re: Cauldron Help?

Postby SpiritTalker » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:32 pm

SingingCanyon wrote:So, I'm considering getting a cauldron, but I have a few questions.
1. What is a good size, as far as you have found?
2. When it comes to using it for burning, what do you use as fuel?
3. Any personal favorites out there? (Am on a budget unfortunately.)


1. I have checked out several different shaped & sized cauldrons from the teensy 1/2 cup cute potbellied mini up to a gallon-size that weighed too much & sizes in between. My favorite is the Lodge 1-quart size. It's small enough to fit on my altar for various tasks & is big enough to actually use on the stove to brew with. It has a slightly curved bottom, straight sides & wide rim which makes it useable for baking a small loaf of ritual bread whereas a pot belly shape is meant to keep stews from splashing & a loaf would get stuck in the belly. I use my cauldron to "cook" spells on the altar while I do other things.

2. Fuel depends on what burn time I want. Usually I burn paper petitions & sigils lighted with a match. Ashes have uses. I have some pressed pinyon pine sawdust bricks that work as incense & fuel as one. Also cedar shavings (small pet bedding) burns & smells nice. If the shavings are too big I run them thru my kitchen blender to reduce the size. An interesting slow burning blue flame can be made by placing Epsom salt in the bottom, splashed with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. Be sure your hands are dry & light it with a long necked BBQ lighter or a long straw because it catches fast. The amount of alcohol controls how high the flames get & burn time. Keep a lid or plate close by for smothering if needed.

3. I got my 1-qrt Lodge brand cauldron from a camping goods store ($14.) It came pre-treated but i did my own oil-it & bake-it seasoning anyhow. The Boy Scouts have a similar size that cost a bit more & had their logo imprinted. I happened to have a 6" lid that fit. I put a silicon pot "lid" underneath as a heat shield.
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