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Acoma 03-17-2008 10:29 PM

Sleep and Curing
I had to start this thread. I want to know if any of you will admit the feelings I am going through? The night before your first cure is to me like going back to childhood and staying up the night before Christmas. I remember saying to my older brother, look in the sky, it's Santa and the reindeer (it was really a satilite). He would say, Robbie, go to sleep or the presents won't show. Ya right, I passed out. I feel that again, I need to pass out!

Xabia Jim 03-18-2008 12:10 AM

Re: Sleep and Curing
....but I was underage then;)

Robert, this too will pass....

I sure hope your dome doesn't crack (too bad).

:) XJ:)

Good luck with it.....

Frances 03-18-2008 02:18 AM

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Sure, I'll admit to that.

All I can say is, I can remember getting SOOOO agitated through not being able to DO ANYTHING for the oven after I'd lit my one tiny little measly fire for the day...!

It was so hard!! What I would have given to follow this new curing strategy... :)

Xabia Jim 03-18-2008 05:25 AM

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I finished installing my oven in the spring but did not fire it up until the next trip in was sun cured for a's that for patience?

It is fun to get the oven finished, and then be able to use it as you finish the rest of the project.

Acoma 03-18-2008 08:14 AM

Re: Sleep and Curing
Patience indeed. Amazed, and surely that mortar set up well by then:)

gjbingham 03-18-2008 01:20 PM

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Sorry Robert,
Not one bit of worry before I lit mine. By the old curing regimine, it wasn't much of a fire, and didn't last very long. By now you're well into your first day. Anxious time has come and gone. Now it's just a lot of standing around.

Got anything to cook on the side of the fire? Perhaps some weenies?

Acoma 03-18-2008 01:31 PM

Re: Sleep and Curing
Nope George. No standing around. I am stacking my Almond inside the storage area of the Oven, dividing shorts, Fats, etc. to maximize use. This oven houses a lot of wood.

Frances 03-18-2008 01:57 PM

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...that and rushing back to the computer every so often to tell us all about it ;)

RCLake 03-18-2008 02:11 PM

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We're waiting. :p

Acoma 03-18-2008 02:55 PM

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Oh Frances, so True!

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