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Les 04-07-2009 05:04 PM

Temperatures - for the record
 
I wanted to document my temps, when I get asked, I never remember all the numbers.

Saturday at 6:30 PM after the fire; hearth=900 deg.
Saturday at 8:00 PM after pizzas; hearth=555 deg.
Sunday at 9:00 AM hearth=447 deg. - cooked a coffee cake
Sunday at 4:30 PM hearth=374 deg. - cooked coconut shrimp
Monday at 6:30 AM hearth=288 deg.
Monday at 4:45 PM hearth=244 deg.
Tuesday at 4:45 PM hearth=170 deg.

As you can tell, we didn't do much cooking, but the oven appears to be retaining heat fairly well (I think).

james 04-07-2009 05:26 PM

Re: Temperatures - for the record
 
Very nice Les. Thanks, that's a good record. We should all do more Tuscan white beans. :-)
James

Ken524 04-07-2009 06:05 PM

Re: Temperatures - for the record
 
Les,

That's very close to my oven's retained heat loss. Amazing how similar our ovens can be.

DrakeRemoray 04-07-2009 09:53 PM

Re: Temperatures - for the record
 
Very much like mine as well...I have about an extra inch of mass in the dome. Do you guys have any extra mass in the dome?


Be warned, you can hurt yourself trying to use all that heat...no way a family of four can eat all the food that will cook in a single firing...even if you eat it all week!



Drake

Ken524 04-08-2009 04:29 PM

Re: Temperatures - for the record
 
No extra mass on mine. I don't have a drop of mortar on the outside of my dome. Just lots of insulation :).

Les 04-08-2009 05:02 PM

Re: Temperatures - for the record
 
I probably added around 1/2 inch of mortar. I recall your's being extreamly clean Ken - was a shame to cover it up.

Ken524 04-08-2009 06:00 PM

Re: Temperatures - for the record
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Les (Post 53535)
I recall your's being extremely clean Ken - was a shame to cover it up.

I always have the inside of the dome to enjoy! (that's the best part anyway) :)

Spunkoid 12-08-2009 09:32 PM

Re: Temperatures - for the record
 
But how cold was it outside? The outside air temp will be a factor in the oven cooling as well....

james 12-08-2009 09:52 PM

Re: Temperatures - for the record
 
Only to a degree. The small part of the oven that sees the colder outside temperature is the oven opening, which is small. The main volume of the oven is well insulated -- and all the insulation that keeps the heat inside, also keeps the cold outside.
James


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