[Sca-cooks] firing up a clay oven

Pixel, Goddess and Queen pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com
Tue Jan 1 20:42:32 PST 2008

When we were playing with small brick ovens, we found that the method 
Elizabeth David talks about was fastest--lots of brushwood. It burns 
quickly and hot, so it heats up the oven faster. I'm not sure that the 
charcoal is going to give you much of an advantage, since it's optimized 
for embers and not for quick heat.


Margaret FitzWilliam

On Tue, 1 Jan 2008 KristiWhyKelly at aol.com wrote:

> Hello!
> I was wondering if anyone had used the charcoal for grills to heat up their
> beehive ovens?  This summer I used regular wood and it took several hours  for
> the oven to get up to a heat that I could use.  I was wondering if the  wood
> charcoal not the briquettes would work and would they be faster?
> I would like to use the oven at the up coming Kingdom A&S and I'm  trying to
> figure out how I can do it faster.
> Thanks
> Grace

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