Fire and smoke issues...
I have built an Allen Scott oven that obviously needs a little cosmetic brick and stucco work yet. But I am practicing a little and have had trouble with lots of smoke coming out of the opening a hard time getting the fire to burn. I am not getting that "white hot" brick look when I have a fire. I am using very dry white pine.
How long do you usually fire an oven before cooking? Is baking in Winter going to be a problem?
Thank you for your help.