Monday, November 14, 2016

Salt Kiln Firing, 11-13

We did the third firing of the salt kiln this past weekend -- ironed out a lot of bugs and issues from the previous firings, took a few courses of brick off the chimney to reduce heat loss, rebuilt the top half of the bagwall to distribute the flames and heat better, and hopefully figured out the right ratio of oxygen and fuel pressure at the right time during the firing. If you want simple, get a digital electric kiln; you want adventure, go fuel. Fingers crossed. Unloading will be later this week.