[Spit-Project] Portable hearth test

Julie Fenters greenstone at cablespeed.com
Mon Jul 30 18:05:00 PDT 2007


Ooo!  Is this one you've made, or is it obtainable at stores?

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From: Rosalyn Johnson [mailto:rjohnson at starstream.net] 
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 8:54 PM
To: spit-project at lists.ansteorra.org
Subject: [Spit-Project] Portable hearth test

I fired up my new portable hearth yesterday and it performed splendidly. The
open shape allowed for a good fire with lots of coals for dutch oven
cooking. I did a sautéed  and simmered chicken dish (Chicken Ambrogino) and
it worked out well, as I could move the embers where I needed them and move
the pan away from the fire completely. I also did pan de campo (a griddle
bread) and that worked fine too.

 

I expect charcoal briquettes would be okay, and I may actually have
briquettes at one end and a wood fire at the other, for faster and slower
cooking dishes respectively, depending on what’s on the menu.

 

Set up and take down went fine, though I need a little more practice to get
up to speed. I just brushed the ashes out with a whisk broom into a bucket.

 

Because we were cooking on my concrete driveway, I wasn’t able to use my
spit (nothing to pound it into), but I’m aiming for trying it out at an
event at the end of the month.

 

Except for a slight discoloration due to heat, the firepit was none the
worse for wear. Hinges worked fine and there was no “leakage” of ash onto
the ground below.

 

Miriam

 

 






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