lots more pics in the Dome and hearth photo gallery
I have now managed to hit 540C measured at the top of the dome in the thermocouple buried about 1/2 way inside one of the bricks - after a 4 hour fire - is this normal?
I was hoping to be able to get up to temp after a couple of hours and with a lot less wood. I must say that 540C seems pretty HOT!
I am using oak off-cuts from a local saw mill that are quite "chunky", and need quite a bit of chopping to get down to roughlt 2x2" splits.