First of all having big fires is fun.OK I have had about 8 fires so far the last one last night.Got oven temp to 860 around and floor around 690. First of all it is hard to get the fire going. I might have to invest in a blow tourch to get it going don't llike the newspaper and firestarter wood because it is too smokey and goes all over the neighborhood. Have been using walnut. I have a line on some fruit wood for 200 a cord.I live behind a orchard. I woke up this am and my oven was 350 and the floor around 260 to 280. I have some whiteing on some parts of the dome but not all. The lower parts of dome is always cooler the the uppersides and top. I learned the hotter the fire the less smoke I will have. I am going to try to make a pizza tomorrow and then a roast on sun with my leftover coals. I plan to have one of those fires where my 6 year old goes cool dad and my wife goes is that safe.No heat loss on sides of oven yet and I don't see any cracks yet. Good tips for new oven owners don't put your face in the oven looking for cracks when the fire is at 900 I won't do that again. Do I need to take all the coals out before I start my new cooking fireor Can I burn the wood on top of the old coals? I think I will ned to get a rake to clean out the coals. Can you use a shop vac to get rid of coals once they are cool? Thanks for the time and I was just kidding about puting my fave in the oven I had my kid check it for me.
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What I have learned so far.