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