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  • using coal for fuel

    is it safe to use coal

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    Coal is full of toxins that I wouldnt want on my food.
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

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      Re: using coal for fuel

      I use coal from time to time, and people have said it is the best pizza they have ever had. It is still used extensively in some areas in commercial pizza ovens.

      http://slice.seriouseats.com/archive...nwide-map.html

      You can use either hard (anthracite) or soft (bituminous) coal but you want a "low sulpher" coal. If you want to try some, check with your local blacksmiths. They will know about local supplies.

      When using coal, I usually initally fire with wood and add coal toward the end of the burn.
      Last edited by Neil2; 07-18-2010, 12:42 PM.

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      • #4
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        is it safe to use coal
        Coal is full of nasty stuff that doesn't occur in firewood: particularly heavy metals. That said, burning wood isn't particularly good for the environment either: the worst offender in that regard is particulites.

        There is a long tradition of coal fired ovens in the NYC area. I'd say if you want to try it, go right ahead. Let us know how it works out.
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        • #5
          Re: using coal for fuel

          If you eat tuna, you are getting about 10,000 times the dose you will get from burning coal.

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          • #6
            Re: using coal for fuel

            Yum, then lets cook the tuna on coal.
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              Re: using coal for fuel

              Originally posted by dmun View Post

              There is a long tradition of coal fired ovens in the NYC area. I'd say if you want to try it, go right ahead. Let us know how it works out.
              Asbestos was considered safe not too long ago same as lead water pipes too.

              Didnt didnt didnt didnt do me no harm harm harm.
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              • #8
                Re: using coal for fuel

                I think my daily multiple consumption of Diet Coke will kill me sooner than anything else on this planet. ...
                George

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