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    Hey all,

    I tried the top-down fire method this weekend in my larger oven and it worked nicely, so today I shot a video of the top-down fire in my Primavera oven. This works so well -- thanks everyone who jumped in and recommended this. I really appreciate it.

    I have a new theory on the videos that we are shooting. It's a new form of self-help. I am going to keep making video, and I'm going to learn a huge amount from everyone who has advice and will help me improve. It's an unusual way of using YouTube -- "help, what am I doing wrong" :-), but it might be effective.

    You can find the video on FB.com and the YouTube version will be up shortly.

    http://www.fornobravo.com/video/top_down_fire.mov

    Thanks again -- oh, and I still need to try dryer lint.
    James
    Last edited by james; 10-13-2008, 04:53 PM.
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    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    Re: Top Down Fire Video

    Here is the YouTube version.

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    Salute,
    James
    Pizza Ovens
    Outdoor Fireplaces

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    • #3
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      great Stuff james

      Thanks for that - Was it cleaner/ Less smoke ??

      more videos please - A bread one would be great...

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        my Dad always taught me to arrange the kindling so that plenty of kindling coals drop into the fire centre, rather than let them spread out(initially).....this goes one better......will try it myself - Thanks James
        Cheers
        Damon

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        • #5
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          Cool! Something new to try. Thanks for posting!
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          • #6
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            Does this seem to heat the oven quicker than what I would consider the bottom up version? The bottom up version being kindling on the bottom followed by progressively larger pieces.

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            • #7
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              Thanks!!!!!!!!! I am still in the build stage but that video will set the scene for my first big fire.

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              • #8
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                Drogers,

                I have started making all my fires this way -- in the fireplace and camping with the kids. The fire really does fall in and catch ever larger pieces of wood on the way down. Thumbs up on this one.
                James
                Pizza Ovens
                Outdoor Fireplaces

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                • #9
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                  I tired this yesterday for the first time - brilliant. You can set the fire up and just leave it for a good half hour or so before it needs any attention.

                  James

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