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Old 06-01-2008, 11:38 PM
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I concur. The Junk-man is right on. The longer you spend, the better.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:07 AM
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Agreed. Hold those early fires to around 300-350, and if they are shorter, do more. :-)

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Old 06-03-2008, 08:06 AM
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I am curing my new oven this week. I have gotten air temps up to 650 F with a single propane burner wide open for about 4 hours. Wall temps were up to 500.
Should I purchase another burner and run two at a time or start building wood fires to get a hotter oven temp? wood fires will be much harder to control the temps, but cheaper than gas.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:17 AM
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I noticed the new curing only goes to 500 on day 5. After that do you go straight to 900 or should you try to ramp up to 600, 700, 800 a few times.

I've heard when you train for a marathon you don't actually run 26 miles (in training) until the day of the race. Is curing the same?

My curing to date:
12 hours (over 5 days) 300-550 using 1" of blanket (fixed a coupld of cracks)
Then added 2" blanket/4" perlcrete
5 1/2 hours (over 2 days) 350-450

I was planning a few more fires I take it to 900. I can only build after work for 2-3 hours in the evening.

Thoughts?

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Old 06-23-2008, 10:26 AM
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I'd keep increasing a 100 degrees every day.

Then I'd give it hell this weekend!
Shoot for a clean dome on Saturday and pizza!! woohoo

Start reading up on recipes and dough management!

Excellent work Dick.

Remember I ramped mine up quick, and I have a big crack... so trust your instincts... if you feel you are rushing then back off a bit.

But I do love my crack.... adds character.

Dave
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Love your own crack hey? Reminds me of what Oscar Wilde said about masturbation. He prefered it over relationships with others because "You meet a better class of person"
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:46 PM
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Oh man Dave, you have left yourself wide open on this one. Out of respect for all the help you've offered everyone, your good humor, and WFO ambassadorship.....I will keep my wise "cracks" to myself

I would like to see someone, anyone, chime in with a good line......just for
s#@ts and giggles

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Old 06-23-2008, 05:12 PM
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Oh man Dave, you have left yourself wide open on this one. Out of respect for all the help you've offered everyone, your good humor, and WFO ambassadorship.....I will keep my wise "cracks" to myself

I would like to see someone, anyone, chime in with a good line......just for
s#@ts and giggles

RT

Thanks... i think ...... hahahah

My wife has been taking pics lately so....

Does anyone remember the old Toyota commercial:
"You asked for it, you got it ---- TOYOTA"
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:13 PM
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HaHa

Be careful what you wish for!!!

I cracked myself up with that post.

No bun, I mean pun, intended.

Frances,

Don't show that one to the children, might scar em for life.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:24 AM
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You guys are incorrigable! Thanks, I needed a good laugh!!

That makes me really glad nobody's out taking pics while I'm building...

Where's that other crack joke thread we had a while back? Did you miss it RT? I really thought we'd cracked all the possible "crack" jokes then.... but it turns out that nooooo....
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