To prepare delicious meat and vegetable dishes in the fresh air, you can make a compact neat tandoor from a barrel. In this version, he is not afraid of rain and wind, so he can be in the open all year round. To make a tandoor in a barrel you need a minimum of skills, the main thing is to have a desire.
The main materials:
- steel barrel;
- foam diatomite brick;
- chimney pipe;
- knee under the chimney;
- ordinary stove brick;
- basalt cotton wool.
The process of making tandoor
The barrel under the tandoor needs to be turned upside down and markup under the blower. Taking into account the thermal insulation of the hearth, the window under it is cut out at a height of 130 mm. Then, the bottom of the barrel turned upside down is cut so that the total height of the tandoor is 700 mm. The cut bottom is being laid aside, it will still be needed later.
A chimney window is cut through the top of the barrel on the side or opposite of the blower. A knee is inserted into it and fixed with screws. The height of the chimney pipe inserted into the elbow should be above eye level so that smoke does not interfere.
The barrel is installed in its permanent place. 3 bricks are laid under it so that it does not stand on the ground.
Foam brick is laid at the bottom.
A second layer is laid on top, but of an ordinary kiln brick. Then the walls of the barrel are insulated with basalt wool or other insulation for fireplaces and stoves.
Next, you need to lay the barrel walls with kiln bricks. To do this, he is cut in the corners. This will make it possible to fold a ring from it without a solution. Due to the shape, the brick will support itself. When laying the blower, you need to use 2 trimmed bricks so as not to block it. Similarly, it should be done with a hole for the chimney.
Having reached the top of the barrel with a brick, you need to make a narrowing. To do this, the brick is cut in the shape of a trapezoid and laid out along the rim. As a result, in the center of the tandoor should be a hole of sufficient diameter to install the available cauldron.
Next, you need to make a lid from the previously cut bottom of the barrel. It is shortened to 70 mm and a hole for the cauldron is cut in its center. Then the lid is stuffed onto the barrel and secured with a pair of screws. Also need to make the door blew. To do this, a fitted brick is screwed onto a piece of metal cut off during its insertion with a bolt with an eye nut. The result is a tight enough cork for an ash pan.
So that the tandoor does not bother, you should choose a cover for it, or make it out of tin. You can also install a visor on the chimney. Due to the fact that the brick in the tandoor does not transfer all the heat to the walls of the barrel, they are not heated very much. They can be painted, the paint will hold well. The result is a comfortable, moderately large neat tandoor, which, if necessary, can be disassembled and moved.