Directions on how to make traditional cabbage soup with meat sausage or smoked meat, sauerkraut (finely sliced cabbage which was then fermented), potatoes, dried mushrooms and sour cream with spices. Here this cabbage soup can easily be made in various other volumes e.g. 2, 4, 6 gallons or 8, 16, 24 liters large cooking pots.
Equivalent measurements of soapstone. Calculator for converting soapstone amounts between weight and volume. Soapstone technical information with refractory data regarding heat absorption and heat retention performance.
Firebricks having chipped edges or broken corners can be still used in construction of ovens, fireplaces, stoves or chimneys. There is no problem with firebrick seconds. Simply turn all bricks with their best sides inward into a visually accessible side.
Optimal flue width and depth. How to make a correct flue design and how to build a flue. Here we properly calculate how deep and how wide the flue should be. Formula for making correctly sized and functional fire exhaust, the flue with hot-air passage and the smoke collecting hood box vent. The hot air passage upwards connects to a chimney size pipe or a chimney lining (or just a plain brick work). Learn how to work out the size of a well functioning flue…
For people without or with business or accounting degrees and such skills, here is my formula for how to save money on buying building material. Saving either time or money might be quite important also while building wood fired brick pizza ovens. It is a worthy project for the future therefore also an investment. Both in practical sense and in so many pleasing aspects. Thank you for subscribing to traditional oven com newsletter for updates and news. No need to be frugal. To be smart and weary of these ideas will do.
Metal roof built on this arty stone structure! Art-work with metal and stones. Blacksmith artist built between her jobs these metal ribs for the roof and the front supports. Then we had to drill 60 holes and tap these holes to attach the steel work onto the stone structure. The cover functions perfectly, it is a great looking roof with the stones.
What is vermiculite and how to use it? Learn about the vermiculite lightweight concrete, thermal insulation for many heat resistant applications and fireproofing. Where to buy various grade sizes of loose vermiculite insulation for building not just wood fired ovens?
About the heavy dense heat resistant firebricks, standard size or other firebrick products of different shapes. There are two types of firebricks where each is produced from fire clay. This page deals with the heavy fire brick kind which absorbs the heat into its mass very well. Firebricks have an excellent thermal conductivity plus heat withstanding properties under prolonged use and diamond cut off wheel is required to change their shape. Firebricks are called by various names, find out about that…
Fire clay. Where to collect fireclay in nature and how. Buying fire clay. What is fireclay? All refractory materials are based on fire clay, alumina and silica. In fact all firebricks are made from fire-clay. Like heat resistant mortars, insulation, many pottery clay’s, adobe ovens, fire clay can be found in them all and in the mud clay itself.
Red clay solid bricks. Substitute for firebricks can be the old red clay brick solids, or else called as the reds. In ovens these alternative red clay bricks will heat up, retain heat, conduct heat, cool down, cook, re-fire like real fire bricks. But they have to be that right type.