Introduction to Rocket Barrel Ovens
Date(s) - June 8, 2019
Time - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This is a third-party event not organised by Permablitz. We've added it because we reckon it looks pretty good!
Location - Northcote
During this engaging, fun and hands-on day you will learn all about rocket barrel ovens with alternative technology wizards and teachers Joel Meadows and Tim Barker. You will leave with the knowledge and skills to build a rocket oven base unit for yourself and all your friends (who will definitely want one when they see yours). We believe rocket barrel ovens are the future of outdoor baking, and that the idea of building a wood and time-hungry cob-oven in your backyard is getting rather old hat. Rocket barrel ovens use a handful of twigs (rather than a barrowload of wood), are up to heat in 10-15 minutes (rather than 3 hours) and burn cleanly, meaning zero smoke once going.
Join us in a Thornbury backyard for a fun, compelling and hands on introduction to rocket combustion, as explained here by Tim:
A workshop that will amaze you as to the possibilities of inventions and applications of the knowledge imparted to us. Incredibly fun, empowering and engaging – loved it (participant feedback)
Both Joel and Tim are excellent educators – caring, inclusive, and consistent (participant feedback)
Workshop includes a free e-copy of our own rocket oven ebook and a link to step-by-step video and photo documentation of a build. You can catch a flavour of some related resources here. The tutors, once again, will be Joel Meadows and Tim Barker.
Bring your own lunch. We’ll provide snacks for morning and arvo tea and you’ll likely take home a slice of fresh rocket-cooked pizza as a little momento of the day.
A well-rounded workshop with just enough theory and great practical tutelage – highly recommended to anyone (participant feedback)
Here are some more testimonials to give you a feel for what you’re in for:
“I feel I have gained a great understanding of the process and am excited to build our own!”
“Great for people hoping to learn some practical building skills and wood-heating basics. Foundational workshop that has given me confidence to tackle my own rocket design adventures!”
“I learned a lot more than I expected. I feel confident to build an oven myself and am now comfy with tools I wasn’t sure how to use. The friendly happy atmosphere made it very relaxing”
“Fantastic hands-on workshop – feel confident to now make something on my own”
“Awesome workshop – nice group, good size, great people, knowledgeable teachers, excellent food. Communal meals brought group together which was lovely”
“Thanks so much I really enjoyed becoming familiarised with an important technology important to the future. I can’t think of how it could be better”
Check out the Rocket Oven we built on a previous workshop (along with a rocket hot-water heater and a mini-rocket cooker all of which are working an absolute treat to this day).
The ticket price is $60. Book here.
If you can’t make the workshop, not to worry, we also have a comprehensive ebook explaining how to build one you can buy here (for $9).