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Thread #120278   Message #2634819
Posted By: Pierre Le Chapeau
18-May-09 - 12:11 PM
Thread Name: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
Subject: RE: Blatant publicity for the Pig's Ear Ale
Excellent Richard.
Yes indeed you have to be careful. I put flat stones in one of my ovens so I could take it off the heat from below and stone bake. from the tin above I was trying to bake bread.. What I did not know was the stones had to be sun cooked dried right through. These stones looked dry on the outside but were wet on the inside. I was in the kitchen and there was one almighty BANG. The biscuit tin lid I have never recovered I think it remains are on the roof of my house. I solved the problem by drilling a hole and placing a piece of copper pipe to act has a kind of steam valve.

I hasten to add I would never cook with stones on a camp site and when I cook at knockholt camp I always just cook with ordinary tins so there is no. worries just saves a lot of washing up and enables me to travel light.