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Old 04-30-2008, 04:18 PM
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Isn't the sound awesome?! Love that locamotive sound as things heat up and the flame is racing up the flue.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:48 PM
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I don't push my darling that hard anymore. I coax her along. I rub her back and make her moan quietly. (Fire out the chimney is just wasted fuel). I believe that a nice moderate fire is all that is needed to get her dome hot enough to get cooking hot for me. It takes a little longer, but is more efficient in the long run, and nicer to her brickwork inside. Once she's clean and hot, I give her another half hour to really warm up to the chore. Then comes the big push! Spread her fires to the side, slide the hot burning wood into her and watch her fires burn wildly. I thrust and turn that pizza in her hot inferno. Viola! Pizza!

Yes, I'm bored! Sorry. Fire out the chimney is heat not doing what it is intended to do - heat the oven). Might as well throw the wood away. Better a nice long slow burn than a blazing 30 minute burn. They both achieve the same effect, but the rapid heating of the interior of dome cannot be better than a slow, more methodical approach. Just my 2.5 cents. (inflation!)
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:36 AM
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... whew!

....you really never know what to expect on this forum...

...so let me guess, your oven would be one of the female ones George?
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[softcore pizza porn omitted] Viola! Pizza!
Viola pizza? What an odd choice of toppings. I suppose it's probably better than trombone pizza, but still a bit crunchy for my taste.
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Frances, his wife is not home much
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I'm with you George, we are trying to get to know our oven's preferences, and this last burn we did the slow and steady. It was calmer for us and the oven! I love the flames licking up into the chimney as well as anybody, but I am not exactly at a calm state during that time, but rather vigilant.
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:28 PM
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I am a big guy so I think I would go for the tuba pizza...deeper flavor tones!
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Viola pizza? What an odd choice of toppings. I suppose it's probably better than trombone pizza, but still a bit crunchy for my taste.
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There goes the PG rating.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:03 PM
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Sorry dad!

I didn't say one bad word! It must be your minds that are conjuring nasties and thinking dark thoughts.

Apparently I'm not quite so truthful either. I fired the oven today. It always seems like the same thing over and over.

Perhaps a combination of the types of wood used changes the way the oven fires. I used a little more hardwood today than normal, but not way off my norm. I did a top down burn with woodshop oak for kindling. 15 minutes into it, I had a blazing hot fire. The dome was starting to clear at the top and I was getting a bit worried that I should give it a break for a few minutes. I came back 10 or so minutes later, gave it a couple more logs - poof - they're on fire immediately! 30 minutes into the burn, the dome was half clean. I threw on 2 more logs and watched the inferno burn a bit longer before it got too hot to stay there any longer. By 40 minutes, the dome was white and ready to go.

The sourdough and Ciabatta enjoyed the ride. So much for a long slow burn.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:23 AM
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There goes the PG rating.
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You have to admit this must be a really safe place for it though... after all, how many under 18 year-olds will comb through a WFO forum looking for smutt???
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