brandon wrote:Loving the new stoves Petr, do you soak it before burning?
On the kettle, I think a side handle is more practical.
I do not soak it in the water before using it. And so far it works. The stove is made from clay labeled as "suitable for cooking" and more importantly it was low fired - so it can deal with thermal shocks very well. The kettle is made of the same clay but fired to around 1230°C in woodkiln. I try to keep water inside - first of all I like when water for tea rested this way before using (at least for few hours) and then it also helps to the kettle "not to crack" You are right, side handle or top handle (bamboo for example) is usually more practical for this. I have made several kettles with side handles. But this one I made for myself so I could allow being a little bit impractical here
Enjoy your day
here is one of the kyusu kettles I have made...This was quite small (600ml or so) and as usually without glaze inside.