Island Hearth - Really Needed For Bread?
In the FB Pompeii plans, it talks about an island hearth option to provide additional mass to allow multiple batches of bread from a single firing. In addition to pizza, I would like to be able to do 2-3 batches of bread once it's fired up, so do I need to go with the island hearth option or will I be OK with the standard construction? If I do need to go with some extra mass can I (1) increase the vermiculite/cement layer to 5" or 6" or (2) embed some firebrick splits (1.25" thick) in the vermiculite/cement layer to go under the hearth firebricks or (3) lay the hearth firebricks on their side (4") instead of flat (2.25")?
Also, should you pour the reinforced slab and the insulated slab one after the other or let the reinforced slab cure a bit before pouring the vermiculite/cement mixture?
Re: Island Hearth - Really Needed For Bread?
MP - looks at Frances' post this last weekend. She baked ALL of that with one fire. I do not believe she added any additional mass. In regard to the pour sequence - doesn't matter. All at once or in steps (your back highly recommends it).
Check out my pictures here:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
If at first you don't succeed... Skydiving isn't for you.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|advice needed on time needed to build oven dome||builder brad||Pompeii Oven Construction||28||08-13-2008 03:51 PM|
|How Many Bricks are needed?||SpringJim||Getting Started||10||07-01-2008 08:23 PM|
|Kneeding needed?||dmun||What You Cooked Last Night||1||06-19-2006 07:01 AM|
|No convincing needed! Warning, lengthy post!||stuart||Introductions||1||03-31-2006 11:44 AM|
|How much concrete is needed to fill a core?||Marcel||Getting Started||7||08-29-2005 02:21 PM|
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:59 PM.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
© 2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC