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I've decided to give myself a new kitchen this year. Outside.

I either have money or time, but never both simultaneously, so I haven't ordered or read any books. I've spent quite a bit of time looking online at photos/directions and plans.  I love Eric Wisner's double barrel stove http://www.youtube.com/paulwheaton12#p/search/0/TvrUrnEIQoo

I will be starting out with stove building within the next couple of weeks. Eager for all suggestions from those who have tried and done this before.

I'd like my oven to be at a convenient height and with plenty of "counter space". Thinking of using earthbag construction for the counters and stove foundation. I have lots of empty poly dog food bags, barbed wire, and fill available.

Anyway..would love to hear from anyone who has done this, the things they like/didn't like, things that could be done differently or better... etc.
 
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Good for you!  'Back-in-the-day' most homesteads had their summer kitchen.  Who wants to bake bread (or a roast) when it is 98° in the house?  If I might suggest, I'd make certain to install electric as well (not extension cords!).  That way, the crock pot can sit there baking your beans all day, or have the waffle iron and coffee pot going for Sunday breakfasts, etc, etc.

Absolutely, make sure there is ample counter space.  Prep work is a breeze with ample room.  Lack of counter space is one of the most common mistakes I see in most outdoor cooking set ups.

So I can mark it on my calendar, when is your first pig roast?  LOL  Good luck (Envy)
 
                            
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Brought home clay today. Had a very lucky find in a road cut.
Now I've got the clay... I have to figure out what to DO with it. How to clean it and prepare it.

I've found that Hay box cookers are a very nice substitute  for crock pots as I don't have electricity to my property.

Thank you for mentioning crock pots because I hadn't considered making room for a hay box cooker... but it makes sense to have one "in the kitchen".
 
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I always go on about counter space and height. Everything always seems to be too low, and I'm not tall...
Another major consideration for me would be water. Will it come off the roof/be carried from somewhere/hot/cold/where's it go when you're done with it etc.
I've seen (and smelt) some poorly designed outdoor kitchens where what happens to used water wasn't really planned for. stinky, dirty and such a waste!
 
Rob Sigg
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Congratulations on your new kitchen

Im curious if there is any documentation or videos on the other system Ernie was talking about. Where the rocket stove exhaust is coupled to the oven. I would be interested in that if anyone has any info. Thanks!
 
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I'm in the process of building a little patio for my husband's grill - I don't think I'll be making a more elaborate outdoor kitchen than that, though I sometimes dream of an outdoor pizza oven (we make pizza almost every weekend).  I hope you'll be able to post pictures of what you build! 
 
                                      
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I want to make new kitchen for me this year. I have searched online to find good results.
 
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