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First time baking a wood fired batch

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Woodie first batch

May 16, 2009 - 2:49pm -- noyeast

Had the wood oven for over two years, we've baked all sorts and cooked all sorts in there plenty of times, but the bread loaves were always the last thing to go in and be baked once the oven had cooled and with no issues.

A few days ago I decided to prepare some SD and some regular bread for baking early saturday morning.  Saturday dawned, I was up at 6 in pitch darkness and had the oven lit right away.  By 8 I had embers burning down and almost ready to sweep out the floor

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