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    So I've been fiddling the last week with a quickly stacked together tandoor oven using cobblestones that I had spare. While staring at the pizza oven I realised the cobblestone are rather dense and might just work, which it did.

    Tandoor oven use has been traced to having started about 5000 years and there is evidence of these ovens being used in ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations also. An interesting method of cooking as it is mostly radiant heat from the walls of the vessel that cooks the food inside.

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    https://thefoodfunda.com/history-of-...doori-cooking/

    https://www.aramcoworld.com/Articles...-of-Uzbekistan

    https://www.desiblitz.com/content/th...ndoori-chicken

    So I got some face bricks today and am going to redo the tandoor sometime over the at home period.
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    It works well and with half a bag of charcoal it gets very hot inside.
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    As lots of heat was escaping through the gaps I covered the outside with foil - makes a huge difference. I also started using a lid to seal the heat inside while cooking.
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    Have done a few things in it and the results were promising - I want to do the naan bread thing also - therefore the clay brick version reason.
    The chicken was amazing as was the wors and veggies.
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    Riaan, how about a small grid that you can place inside, using the bricks as an anchor - bricks more inwards to hold grid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HobieDave View Post
    Riaan, how about a small grid that you can place inside, using the bricks as an anchor - bricks more inwards to hold grid.
    I'd just stick 2 x rebar through. You'd need them to hang stuff off anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    So I got some face bricks today and am going to redo the tandoor sometime over the at home period.
    Like I said before, lots of good ideas get hatched over a glass of booze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HobieDave View Post
    Riaan, how about a small grid that you can place inside, using the bricks as an anchor - bricks more inwards to hold grid.
    That could be done yes but I think whatever is put on it might not cook as evenly as it should as it is laying flat on the grid.
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    So I got some facebricks in the week for the oven. Started packing this morning, being loath to use mortar first off and then see something doesn't work or is in the wrong place. Also I like to try things first and then decide.

    Ome of the bricks was chopped and forms the breathing hole at the bottom.
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    I got to this stage and realised that this kite ain't gonna fly, I had misjudged the cavities in the facebricks and the oven is going to leak like a sieve, all over.

    With no overlap and mortar they will be perfect though.
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    So I raided the tiny garden and used the pavers doing nothing where they were. Which was my Blonde's idea, me being dead sober I had to consult.
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    A paver was halved and forms two breathing holes on the first layer.
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    And it works out that the black round thing with deksel's grid fits perfectly.
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    So does the deksel
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    The quandary now is what to do with the unused facebricks but I already have a scheme for them
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    And I just had to see what's what, burning a quarter bag of charcoal. Tomorrow we will cook something in it.

    I today realised that if the Society for putting things on top of other things still existed, I would probably be chairman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post

    I today realised that if the Society for putting things on top of other things still existed, I would probably be chairman.
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    But so true
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    And I just had to see what's what, burning a quarter bag of charcoal. Tomorrow we will cook something in it.

    I today realised that if the Society for putting things on top of other things still existed, I would probably be chairman.
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