A very different batch core, no riser at all Oct 31, 2017 2:08:19 GMT -8
Post by esbjornaneer on Oct 31, 2017 2:08:19 GMT -8
It will be great, with time, to know at what stage you would use the firebox as an oven.
I did that in my first build (because the intended oven did not get hot enough). The image I use is the Christmas roast veg and chicken from that year! But if I let the embers burn out completely the FB temp had cooled significanly with the primary air flow. If I left the embers in it had a tendency to over bake/burn the bottom of the bread and I always got smoke smells come out the FB door due to the height of the port hole. The smoke back issue is already sorted in this new setup.
In my first build the FB walls were 4cm thick heavy firebrick with insulation on the outside. I guess it would have held heat longer if it had been thicker (laid flat instead of on edge) but it would also take longer/more wood to heat up to cooking temp. How thick would you consider making the walls of the FB for an oven effect?
Great work! I have been yearning to build an outdoor stove for about a year but I think I will wait until this has been developed to go with this style stove. If there is anything that may be useful for the development that I could do let me know. (I don't have any testing tools.)
PS Just remembered that I think MattWalker used an aluminium foil dome with insulation on the top of a barrel heat riser as an oven in some videos. How would that work on the ceramic/glass cook top while the fire is going? Or is that too 'heath robbinson' for what would be acceptable in the 'kitchen department'. I know I would be willing to cook on one of these but I guess if we want the average housewife to start using one of these stoves it has to be tidy enough for them Maybe too much stereotyping there.