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Anyone use Anthracite coal at home? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.

To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
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Anyone use Anthracite coal at home?

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  • Anyone use Anthracite coal at home?

    For home backyard purposes only, do any of you use coal to build your fires and mantain heat once your wood fire is started? Add it after you have a good wood fire start?

    Not talking commercial here, just backyard pizza. Just thinking that some coal would go a long way to keeping the heat up.

    Newbbee curiosity???

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    The famous NYC pizza is exclusively coal fired. Their ovens are very different from ours, but one thing that has to happen is that the coal has to be burned on a grate so it gets air from underneath. The common wisdom is that coal ovens don't get as hot as wood ones, but I have my doubts, they make steel in coal fired furnaces, after all. I think with judicious use of the draft door between pizzas you could get the oven to any heat level you wanted.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2


    • #3
      Dmun, Thanx for your reply, good point about a grate to hold the coal so air can get underneath.

      I had a Colebrookdale(sp) English built, small woodstove in a previous home. It was a cool little unit with a shaker grate ashpan setup, and the coal would burn cleanly for many many hours. Rememberance got me thinking....

      I have been researching plans for a scratch build, primarily pizza oven, but would like to do some bread and meat roasting as well. If I go with this project, I will start in the spring.

      Your "geodesic" dome is absolutely amazing . Your design, brick cutting, and construction are a work of art!!

      I will be watching and admiring your progress, as you are very talented and gifted.