Old 06-19-2009, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: Lighting a fire

"After your coals have died down,way down, fill the oven with the next days wood and let it kiln dry in the already hot oven"

Make sure your oven has cooled to below about 451 Fahrenheit or you may end up with a "mid night firing".
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:48 AM
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Default Re: Lighting a fire

Thanks for all of the tips! I tried my version of the top down method and could not have been happier with the result. There is no doubt that there is no design problem. Just my own impatience! I like the idea of using the oven heat to dry out the wood for the next fire. Great thought. I have a lot to learn yet, as I am more of a builder than a baker. But now I must enjoy some fruits of the labor and get some food cooked this weekend. Thanks Guys!
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:18 AM
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Default Re: Lighting a fire

I'm with you Mavano. I'm still in the curing process for my oven, however my good friend always piles in some wood (away from the ashes) after he has finished cooking for the day. This ensures that the wood he uses to spark his next fire is always as dry as possible, hence less smoke, and quicker heating time.
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