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Scalding Pot I think??? Please help
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candi    Posted 08-27-2004 at 19:35:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I need help If anyone has any info I would appreciate it. I just purchased a 30 gal cast iron pot ( I believe it was for scalding hogs)
but maybe not. it has a fire pot below it and a 30 gal pot sits in it, the design around the outside is
cow heads and stalks of corn if you can help or point me to some photos on a site I would greatly apprciate it Thanks you can email me at be sure you use net not com

KellyGa    Posted 08-28-2004 at 04:31:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have seen these roadside "hot boiled peanuts" places use them for cooking the peanuts. They are delicious too!

Ron/PA    Posted 08-28-2004 at 01:14:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Candi, not sure what you have, but it sounds like a cookin kettle. Around here we use scalding Troughs. They are about 6 feet long and will hold a whole hog.

al    Posted 08-27-2004 at 20:48:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I grew up on the farm in the fourties just about every one had a cast iorn pot. They were used to heat water for wash day, cook out the lard at hog killing even to scald hogs. Most people used a large vat for scalding. In the south we use pots to cook stews,beans etc for large groups of people. I evensee see corn popped in them at festivals. also lye soap was cooked in them. they came in all sizes 5,10,15,20.25,30 gal size and even larger. Saw two 30 gal size sell last Sat at auction brought 265 dollars each.

Burrhead    Posted 08-27-2004 at 22:03:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah we always called them washpots.

Dave Smith    Posted 08-27-2004 at 20:09:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Can you post a photo? When I was a kid back in the 50s a picnic grove near by used to make chowders in something like you describe. They used to stur it with a big wooden paddle like a canoe paddle. Made delicious chowder.
Dave <*)))><

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