[Sca-cooks] Tandoori oven

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Jan 20 08:34:23 PST 2007

On Jan 20, 2007, at 11:16 AM, Robin Carroll-Mann wrote:

> Saint Phlip wrote:
>> Anybody got a set of instructions for building one?
> I found a few on the Web that might interest you.  (Linguistic
> digression: "tandoor" is the name of the oven; "tandoori" is an
> adjective describing the food.  Kinda like the difference, in American
> cuisine, between "smoker" and "smoked".)
> I Googled: 'build tandoor oven' and found three sites that looked  
> useful.
> The most detailed site is a British one.  He went with the most
> expensive solution: buying a commercially produced tandoor liner.  I
> have no idea if these are available in the U.S.
> http://piers.thompson.users.btopenworld.com/index.html
> This one is not as detailed, but does use a large terracotta flowerpot
> as a substitute for a commercial tandoor liner
> http://www.poptastic.com/build.php?tt_page=article&article=3
> This one uses fire cement inside an oil drum
> http://www.poptastic.com/build.php?tt_page=article&article=3

I'd also give serious thought to the fire cement inside an oil drum,  
at least for Pennsic use. Did anybody suggest this page? It seems to  
call for firebrick and an inverted terra-cotta flowerpot, presumably  
with the bottom sawn off...



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