Steve Boyd

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since May 03, 2015
Christcurch, New Zealand
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Versatility, ease of build
6 months ago
I'd love to, but living on a second floor in a small flat limits us to building it outside
6 months ago
Still keen on  1. adding an external thermometer to the oven and 2. microdoc showing the build of rocket kiln
7 months ago
I'd like to vote for rocket kiln microdoc
7 months ago
Paul, you say at the beginning of this thread that you are "... getting kinda sick of proving shit".  I, for one, don't think you will prove anything by measuring the volume of wood you are burning. Measuring and comparing the weight  of wood burnt would be only the only reasonable comparison given what we all know about the amount of energy contained in a given weight of wood/as opposed to volume.  Saying that as you are the one who is  "doing the work, I am choosing to follow the universal standard format for measuring firewood:  the cord"   contributes nothing to the discussion, or your own credibility. The cord is indeed a universal measurement of wood for when it is sold, but not as a measure of its calorific value - this is usually reflected in the price that is paid per cord.
2 years ago
Try this book first - its free and very comprehensive - I use it as my 'Canning Bible"  - its the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2015 revision - http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html,
I've combined all the files here so you can down load the document all at once .... https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_-71rpjqoYSMDJqazZKNmhDbDA
I use a American 921 pressure canner that I imported - at some expense at the time!
2 years ago
Tree Lucerne/Tagasaste/Chamaecytisus Palmensis - nitrogen fixer, hens love scratching around under them and eating the seed pods. It coppices easily and is very hot burning. just don't cut it in the winter time. Stock love eating the leaves and its very nutritious. Loves the dry too. Awesome plant
3 years ago