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Posted: 11/21/2012 6:49:08 PM EST
Here are some great videos of 18th century (and earlier) methods of baking with firewood and making earth ovens.
Link to several videos
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:18:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 7:39:40 AM EST by AlvinYork]
good outfit, I bought a hawk off them a while back.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:34:16 AM EST
That's pretty good. Looks like a backyard project with the kids.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 8:20:02 AM EST
lots of those out along the very old railroad lines out in my area. I always thought they were chinese but come to find out there were more greeks that worked on those lines.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:16:07 AM EST
I'm guessing you'd use regular clay soil instead of kitty litter for a more authentic oven?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:24:52 AM EST
That is very cool. Looks like a fun and relatively easy project.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:26:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By joemama74:
I'm guessing you'd use regular clay soil instead of kitty litter for a more authentic oven?


Im guessing anything might be better than commercial cat litter including some piled up rocks chinked with mud ( not sedimentary or river rocks for the retards) Than some crazy chemical infested cat littler.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 9:35:36 AM EST
Great vid. Thanks for the post.

Originally Posted By joemama74:
I'm guessing you'd use regular clay soil instead of kitty litter for a more authentic oven?

I'd guess you'd use whatever you have at hand. Depending on where you are you may have clay soil (like me) that will bake up into a nice oven.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:31:59 PM EST
EH, Townsend! Always a day late on the current thing. I have built 3 bake ovens. Work wonderfully except in real cold weather and THEY must be protected from rain.

http://s35.beta.photobucket.com/user/brotherdevin/library/KKM%20Oven
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:08:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 5:09:24 PM EST by MPi-KMS-72]
If you dig through re-enactor's research sites you can find some very cool information- Camp Kitchens are just one aspect they dwell upon.
http://revwar75.com/library/rees/pdfs/tongue.pdf
http://revwar75.com/library/rees/pdfs/Soldiers-food.pdf.pdf
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 11:51:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By Murier:
EH, Townsend! Always a day late on the current thing. I have built 3 bake ovens. Work wonderfully except in real cold weather and THEY must be protected from rain.

http://s35.beta.photobucket.com/user/brotherdevin/library/KKM%20Oven


That's really cool, you've inspired me to finally build one. I think I'll make the inside mold of cardboard.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 2:38:09 PM EST
good info & thnx for link OP
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 2:46:05 PM EST
Thanks. The rural Egyptians still cook their bread in their mud ovens. I'm going to have to make one in the back.
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