Amed Mesa wrote:There is too much wasted energy in the design from the video posted. The use of the "rocket" effect is utilized in a manor to minimize carbon monoxide and smoke which would be better (not recommended) for indoor use, but not much use other than this. If you are soon going to build that cob oven, I would create it in a manor that allows the exhaust rocket flame to vent inside the thermal chamber, otherwise the rocket effect would be more of a novelty.
These ovens are thermal batteries in that they can store a large amount of heat and dissipate slowly. DO NOT USE CONCRETE! Cob is a good material in that is cheap, holds adequate thermal energy and not prone to structural cracking from heat, but it will need to be protected from erosion caused by rain. There are other materials you will find for a more permanent structure if you do some research of wood fired pizza ovens but they are more costly. You want to maximize your efficiency by utilizing as much potential heat as possible from the fuel source so do not copy the design from the video unless the novelty flame is what you desire. Because each of these ovens are hand crafted, baking feels more like an art. You can with experience triangulate the fuel mass with environmental temperatures to reach target baking temperatures so you can minimize the cool off period.
Ernie Wisner wrote:It's a neat little oven; Works really well to.
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