[Sca-cooks] tannurs

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Wed Aug 4 06:05:37 PDT 2010

Think of a tall, tapered cylinder, sort of like the classic shape of an 80's 
nuclear plant. There's an opening at the base, to which is attached a pipe 
that angles up at a 45-degree angle or so for a couple of feet. A fire is 
built in the base, and the base, up to the midway point, is buried. Air is 
blown into the pipe and creates a fierce heat, like a blast furnace, running 
maybe, what, Bear, 900-1400°F?


Modern gas-fired tandoors run about 900 degrees F.  I would expect a 
charcoal-fired tandoor to run 500-1,000 degrees F depending on how the 
exterior bellows is used.  Thinking on it, the design is basically a 
Bessemer furnace without the converter.


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