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SAFETY UPDATE: You should not do this with a galvanized can! If something goes wrong (too much airflow, too little insulation) the outer can could exc...
Your basic brand-new thirty gallon galvanized garbage can. This is just an arbitrary fireproof container and has no role in cooking.
This is an plain-old terra-cotta flower pot chosen to be as large as possible while still fitting inside the garbage can.
I had a couple sacks of vermiculite in my shop left over from when I built my beehive pizza oven. I dumped a bunch of vermiculite into the garbage ca...
We laid some firebricks on the vermiculite and set the flower pot upside-down on the bricks, then took everything in and out a few times and adjusted ...
Chris being Chris, he had some three-inch steel pipe lying around. We eyeballed it for height so it would come in right above the bricks, drew around...
My dad sawed off the bottom of the pot with Chris' angle-grinder with a diamond wheel (I had brought my own grinder, but Chris' was more awesome, of c...
I went off to volunteer at my daughter's school for a while and Chris and my dad hewed away at the firebricks with Chris' tile saw until they had fair...
I smeared vegetable oil all over the inner surface of the pot. Ihave no idea whether this matters or not, but I do this with pizza stones and cazuela...
I had an old sack of nice hardwood charcoal from god-knows-where. The smoke smells better than briquettes, but I don't make any other claims for the ...
I formed little round loaves, pulled on a fire glove, set a loaf on the glove, sprinkled the loaf with a little water, and slapped the loaf on the sid...
June 26, 2009I moved the guts into a new, non-galvanized thirty-gallon steel drum ($50)--uncoated on the inside and with high-temperature paint on the...
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