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Brand New and Intimidated!

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  • Brand New and Intimidated!

    This is Chef Paul from Ocean Pines, MD, USA. I have been compiling bricks and blocks in my driveway for about six months from fellow recyclers, and I am learning how to do this along with my four kids.

    We are hopefully going to lay a foundation in a week or two, and I will go pick up firebricks in about three weeks. Other than that, I have no idea what in the heck i am doing, except for that I am excited to go even further back in cooking history than with the Aga!

    Any tips and pointers would be greatly appreciated!


    Chef Paul & Family

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    Re: Brand New and Intimidated!

    welcome! Inexperienced, but with an adventuresome spirit and willingness to take the time to get the resources needed - sounds like you fit in well here!



    • #3
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      Tips..... pointers.... sounds like you already got the best tip when someone pointed you to this site....Lots of good guys and gals on this site ready and willing to help.


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        Thanks for the response! One question. I keep reading about the 'free' plans for the Pompeii. I have been glancing over the general plans extensively on the site for months.

        Is there an actual set of detailed plans that I am not seeing, or is the online guide detailed enough and I'm just not getting it yet?



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          DISREGARD previous entry. Found the manual and downloaded it.

          Cool stuff! Now the mrs. is really getting worried.


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            Yeah! Aga! I think an Aga or Rayburn solid fuel cooker would be way cool.

            Brick ovens are great too.

            Did anyone tell you you have to be a bit of a pyromaniac to fit in here?
            My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2