Cob Earth Oven Construction with Jesse Stevens

  • August 25, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • Homa Homestead

Do you love to bake? Like to cook outdoors?If you enjoy gathering with friends and family to share good food,and would like to build your own outdoor kitchen, join us for this workshop and learn how to construct your own earthen oven using the simplest and 'greenest' materials.

This workshop will cover;

- best practices for creating cob(hands on) and how you can use cob in other applications

- sourcing and different types of materials

- construction and design concepts for earth ovens and outdoor kitchen shelters

- hands on implementation of an earth oven!

- firing techniques,cooking tips and recipes

Jesse Stevens is a wood-fired oven enthusiast, with years of experience building, firing, and baking ovens made of both cob (clay) and brick. In addition to home ovens, he's constructed commercial baking and pizza ovens across the state, such as Bonobo Pizza, Nezinscot Farm, Broadturn Farm and Squire Tarbox Inn. Jesse has also worked to set up several retail baking and pizza operations.

"In my home oven, a wheelbarrow load of gleaned brush and wood will provide enough retained heat to bake off a pizza dinner, a batch of 5 loaves of bread, roast a chicken, bake beans overnight, then still be warm enough the next day to make great yogurt, and dehydrate fruits and herbs. I'm also sequestering carbon in the form of biochar as another by-product of the firing process."

Come with your work clothes on and ready to get dirty. We will mix

materials and construct the oven. Lunch and beverages provided!

Checks for Registration can be mailed by August 20th to reserve your spot.

Send to:
David Homa
27 Jordan Lane
Otisfield, Me 04270

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  • Deborah G.

    I would love to learn how to do this but the date doesn't work for me. Glad you're doing it.

    August 13, 2013

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