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Hello permies folks!!

My name is Patrick Alsup and I am currently hosting Cob Oven Workshops in the Asheville North Carolina area.  Pictured below is a few photos from my last workshop in Barndardsville NC.  If your interested in joining my next workshop please email me for details at

earthworksbvl@gmail.com

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10 months ago
This is my second attempt at a cob rocket stove.  I've increased the thermal mass as well as lined the fire box / horizontal tube w/ refractory brick.  The brick was left over from an brick bread oven build.  The clay is that rich Carolina clay. Which means that its laden with iron and holds just under 1/3 sand.  The sand in the cob comes from a local sand bar.  Its rich in mica which makes the cob sparkle.  

The stove pictured was designed to bring a commercial stock pot to a full rolling boil for the intention to make scrapple.  (deer face meat + corn masa).  I've sourced Ianto Evans book Lorena Stoves.  Which holds a lot of insight.  

While active this oven produces a blue flame which disappears half way up the riser tube.  I conclude this is a sign that the gases have ignited.  I consider this a good thing as the bottom of the pot is best heated if the gases have had a chance to combust.  

In the future I plan to create a Cob Rocket Stove with a spiral riser tube.  I'm interested to see how the flame reacts.  As well as how it may effect the draft.

Also I'm a newby at plastering with cob.  The mix I found worked the best was a 1 part Clay to 2 parts sand ratio + heavy on the 2.  with the cob mix being the opposite.
(I'm now using horse dung in my mix)

I learned the hard way that  when plastering. 1 batch is better than 2 for reasons of consistency.  


11 months ago
Cob Oven Workshop @ MANDALA springs

Location: Barnardsville, NC / Mandala Springs
Cost: 150$
https://earthworks.ticketspice.com/earthen-oven-workshop-mandala-springs
Instructor: Patrick Alsup
Description: 2 day river side camping + meals included.  Full immersion complete cob oven build.  All participants will gain hands on experience with every step of the process + learn how and where to harvest clay, sand and rock as well as learn how to effectively utilize the oven for preparing an array of food(s).  Please join us on July 29-30th as we build an efficient earthen oven with local materials.
(Questions)
eastforkpizza@gmail.com
11 months ago
Cob Oven Workshop @ MANDALA springs

Location: Barnardsville, NC / Mandala Springs
Cost: 150$
https://earthworks.ticketspice.com/earthen-oven-workshop-mandala-springs
Instructor: Patrick Alsup
Description: 2 day river side camping + meals included.  Full immersion complete cob oven build.  All participants will gain hands on experience with every step of the process + learn how and where to harvest clay, sand and rock as well as learn how to effectively utilize the oven for preparing an array of food(s).  Please join us on July 29-30th as we build an efficient earthen oven with local materials.
(Questions)
eastforkpizza@gmail.com
 
11 months ago
cob
Seeking:  Cob Builders in WNC  

15$ hr paid work

I'm seeking an individual with the building with cob in order to assist me in a future cob oven workshops in Asheville NC !!   My intention is to find an assistant to help me instruct as well as prepare lunch.

Were creating epic ovens that will feed numerous folks !!

Check out the link below for the description of our next workshop.

https://forvillagers.com/collections/upcoming-events

Sean
1 year ago

Hello !! My name is Sean Kennedy and I will be hosting a Cob Oven Workshop this coming Sunday!!

Can't make it?  No worries !!

I'll be hosting more cob oven workshops this Fall 2022 and Spring/Summer 2023.  Please contact me via email if you are interested in creating your own cob oven workshop.  This workshop will be held in Celo, NC !!

Please join us !!

https://forvillagers.com/collections/upcoming-events
1 year ago