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dmun 05-11-2011 06:11 AM

Times article on tandoor maker
 
From today's NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/11/di...-backyard.html

GianniFocaccia 05-11-2011 01:19 PM

Re: Times article on tandoor maker
 
Excellent article, dmun. Thanks for passing it along. Interesting that there are so many regional names for the same thing.

If one were to construct a tandoor with leftover firebrick, I wonder what wall thickness would be optimum? Are there any plans out there that would disclose profile dimensions and the bottom vent configuration?

dmun 05-11-2011 08:34 PM

Re: Times article on tandoor maker
 
His look really thin: I would think the thin dimension of firebrick would be close to the clay ones I've seen. He gives the dimensions, and shows the bare clay tandoor in his commercial site:

about our tandoors | tandoori ovens | clay tandoor ovens

It's interesting that superior clay is making them for him now. They're the ones who make the rumford throats, and decorative chimney pots.

GianniFocaccia 05-12-2011 08:07 AM

Re: Times article on tandoor maker
 
Yeah, these things look thin. Without the retained heat requirements of a WFO, it appears even a 2" thick 'brick' tandoor would perform nicely. Funny how the tandoor at this site looks like a distorted WFO with it's top missing.

The Tandoor Site


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