web analytics
1st fire ?? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



Forum Issues Update

Things are progressing in getting things back in order on the Forum! User avatars should be showing up. Attachment and inline images are in the process of being uploaded. We are still looking for a migration path for the Photoplog gallery. Thank you for your patience!
See more
See less

1st fire ??

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 1st fire ??

    I have completed my dome and it has been air drying with a fan in the int for 3 days now the temp has been in 90's and around 70 at night I was wondering how long should the dome air dry before starting to cure either heat lamps , charchol or wood. also can I start to cure the oven without havin the outer arch completed

  • #2
    Re: 1st fire ??

    I lit my first wood fire after a week of air drying (no fans or heat lamps).

    I did not complete my outer arch before my first fire.


    • #3
      Re: 1st fire ??

      I'm assuming everything went well ?


      • #4
        Re: 1st fire ??

        oh sorry! yeah, I guess I should have mentioned that!

        Yes, absolutely - all went well. I lit a series of increasingly hotter fires every night for about 10 days. I got a few small cracks but nothing to worry about.

        My thread is here: