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Re: first firing

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Posted by Eugene

In Reply to: first firing posted by John Majka

From reading Rado's plans, and my own experience, you should wait at least 10 days after pouring the concrete cladding before you light your first fire. After 10 days you light several small fires throughout the day. They are lit before the insulation is applied.

I waited 2 weeks (due to work schedule) before lighting my first fire. I lit 2 small ones one day then 2 days later brought the oven up to full temperature (The inside turned white). I did see a few very small cracks in the cladding, but I have read that this is normal and expected. The next night I fired it up again to full temp and had the best (and most expensive) pizzas of my life!

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