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  • #3718316
    Kelly G
    BPL Member

    @kellydt

    Inspired by a recent post about using a skillet while backpacking, I dug out my One Egg Wonder non stick fry pan. I headed out on a simple one night trip. I brought pancake mix, syrup, butter and oil for cooking.

    They fried up beautiful. They tasted like fuel. I don’t understand. Thoughts?

    #3718318
    Kelly G
    BPL Member

    @kellydt

    My first attempt at actual cooking.

    #3718353
    matthew k
    Moderator

    @matthewkphx

    Maybe you were not getting complete combustion?

    What’s the stove?

    #3718356
    Kelly G
    BPL Member

    @kellydt

    BRS3000T. Not a knock off.

    #3718364
    DWR D
    BPL Member

    @dwr-2

    Maybe you are not tasting fuel; maybe you are  tasting the non-stick chemical coating. Personally, I don’t own a non-stick pan due to their toxic composition. Some of that is bound to end up in the food. I’d rather scrub.

    DWR…

    #3718373
    Kelly G
    BPL Member

    @kellydt

    Interesting idea, the pan coating. It’s a well-used pan though, and I don’t remember that issue before.

    #3718443
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    Tasted like fuel?
    Have you had COVID? it does terrible things to your taste sensors.

    Try giving the pan a good hot water wash at home (little or no detergent though) and then repeat the cooking on a home stove.

    Cheers

    #3718445
    Kelly G
    BPL Member

    @kellydt

    🙂 no, no Covid.

    Unfortunately, can’t use it on my ceramic stove top. Bottom of pan has little ridges that will damage it.

    Thanks though.

     

    #3718450
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    Do you use Al of SS pots on the ceramic plate? In my limited experience, ceramic is much harder that aluminium.

    Cheers

    #3718454
    Kelly G
    BPL Member

    @kellydt

    Stainless steel, flat bottom. It’s the texture of the bottom of the little pan that might damage the ceramic glass of the kitchen stove. And I think some pot materials can leave marks.

    Shiny and beautiful, but picky.

    #3718483
    Sarah Kirkconnell
    BPL Member

    @sarbar

    Locale: Homesteading On An Island In The PNW

    That’s an odd one. Was your stove sparking? Full flame? It could be the canister as well, if it was throwing out fuel, and it was cold outside in the morning, settle down onto your pan – which is small in size (I have one of those). Wouldn’t be hard for fuel to fall back into the pan.

    That might be the only thing I haven’t had in years of cooking. I have had leaky canisters though! And they stink.

    #3718502
    Jon Fong
    BPL Member

    @jonfong

    Locale: FLAT CAT GEAR

    You might need to seperate your variables first (test the batter by itself).  Make pancakes on your regular stove (with a regular pan) and do a taste test.  Then try replicating it using your BRS 3000.  My 2 cents.

    #3718505
    Kelly G
    BPL Member

    @kellydt

    Sarah, low flame, warm morning, no sparking. My initial thought was that with low flame, and cook time, fumes got into the batter as it cooked.

    Jon, yeah, that’s what I was thinking. Lots of variables. Syrup, butter and oil were single serves, so can’t reproduce that.

    #3718509
    David Hartley
    BPL Member

    @dhartley

    Locale: Western NY

    Was the batter made from filtered or treated back country water? Maybe something in the water disagreed with the batter mix.

    #3718511
    John S.
    BPL Member

    @jshann

    If the single serves don’t have a “best by” date then no telling how old they are? Maybe you have the original box with that? Where did you get these single serves?

    #3718512
    John S.
    BPL Member

    @jshann

    Good thought on the water source.

    #3718524
    Kelly G
    BPL Member

    @kellydt

    David, hmm, back country water, Sawyer filter used a couple weeks earlier with no issue. Although Deschutes water has farm run off… I normally bring enough Bull Run municipal water to avoid Deschutes water but not strict about it.

    John, if no expiration on a packet, I write the obtained date on it. Not the same as expiration though is it. Packets extra from take out meals.

    #3718538
    Jacob
    BPL Member

    @jakeyjohn1

    Was it a mercaptan (natural gas/rotten eggs) or diesel like taste?

    I think the former would point towards incomplete combustion or a leaking stove fuel canister as the source of contamination; but if the water has farm run off maybe it was more of a diesel flavor?

    Was it edible, did you get a stomach ache?

    #3718613
    Kelly G
    BPL Member

    @kellydt

    Not rotten eggs. I can only say, a fuel taste. No stomach ache.

    #3719007
    Roger Caffin
    BPL Member

    @rcaffin

    Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe

    Well, long ago I organised some air drops of food, and made the appallling mistake of having the white gas inside the drum, with the oats.
    Breakfast was NOT fun. My partners forgave me.

    Cheers

    #3719019
    Jerry Adams
    BPL Member

    @retiredjerry

    Locale: Oregon and Washington

    yeah, you get a fuel taste from white gas.  Or kerosene even worse.

    you don’t get a fuel taste from butane

    maybe try the pan on your stove, just one time, very carefully and it won’t deface the stove

    or wash your pan really good.  Use new pancake mix.  Make a pancake at home with your BRS3000.

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