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Now Available – Masonry Heaters: Designing, Building, and Living with a Piece of the Sun

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Masonry Heaters by Ken Matesz“In Masonry Heaters, a rich and wonderful book, Ken Matesz sweeps away the ashes of our ignorance about the right relationship to fire. He argues — with quiet and crystal-clear clarity — that masonry heaters are the most intelligent, gentle, efficient, environmentally friendly and sustainable, beautiful, and healthy form of heating humans ...

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Top 15 Frequently Asked Questions at The Common Ground Fair

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commongroundflag2The Common Ground Country Fair was another fun and successful outing for us here at Maine Wood Heat Co. Having attended the fair each year since it began 34 years ago, we always look forward to seeing the bright medieval flags wave to us as we walk through the gates, the smell of wholesome, fresh food that fills the first breathes we take, ...

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Firewood 101 with Cheryl Barden

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When you grow up in rural Maine, you learn quickly the term “character building.” Whether it was picking endless rows of corn in 90 degree heat or getting together to catch a rogue cow, as a child growing up on a dairy farm, these were all what my parents referred to as “character building” experiences.

I couldn’t help but think of this phrase when Cheryl recounted her weekend stacking firewood in the middle of one of the hottest stretches of summer. ...

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Masonry Heater Workshop Announcement

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Masonry heater workshop with Albie BardenDate: October 18th – 29th, 2010
Location: Wilton, ME
Cost: $500.00

Albie Barden, Master Builder and President of Maine Wood Heat Co., will be working on a stone veneer see-through masonry heater at the Cram residence in Wilton, ME during the last two weeks of October, and welcomes any interested mason (beginner, intermediate or advanced) to ...

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The Untypical Terre Blanche

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Over the years, one of the most common questions we answer is “What makes a Le Panyol wood fired oven different from other oven core kits on the market?” Since so many people take the time to call in, or email to ask this question, we figured it’s about time we shed some light on the topic.

le panyol copper ovenAs you probably ...

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Masonry Heaters – Something to Talk About

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I met up with some acquaintances at the grocery store last night, and we immediately started talking about the weather – it’s been cold lately, a storm is on its way, or so the local weathermen say (followed immediately by a skeptical raising of eyebrows and unanimous chuckle). Then the conversation transitioned nicely into work and family, and to not miss the great deal on haddock a few rows down.

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Finding the Perfect Match

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Top 5 Considerations When Choosing a Wood Fired Oven…

If you’re considering building a wood fired oven for your home or business, there are a few things you probably already know – the way the sight, sound, gentle warmth and vitality of fire ignites your spirits, how the wood fired aroma awakens your senses, and the pure excitement you feel when cooking with a live fire.

What you may not know is how to find the perfect match. Over the years, ...

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New Wood-Fired Baking & Cooking Classes

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Too many cooks in your kitchen? Or maybe not enough? Learn to bake with the best with our friends at the Stone Turtle Baking and Cooking School

Stone Turtle Baking and Cooking School

Michael and Sandy Jubinksy, Founders of Stone Turtle Baking & Cooking School

Wood-Fired Baking & Cooking Classes

Stone Turtle’s classes range from baking pizza, chocolate, pies and ...

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Masonry Heater Wood Burning Tips

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Here in Maine, winter is in full force. You’d think after living in New England for 35 years, we’d be used to biting cold and mountains of snow because usually, the temperature drops gradually, giving us all some time to adjust and put on a layer of insulation (there’s a very practical reason to gorge on holiday treats). But this year winter didn’t wait – a bitter breeze hit us all right in the face.

Mother Nature certainly likes to keep ...

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Top 5 Bread Baking Books

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Giving the Gift of Wood Fired Baking…

Artisan wood fired bread baking Tasting bread fresh from the hearth of a wood fired oven is a soul-nourishing experience never to be missed.

In light of the holidays, we’d like to share ways you can give the gift of wood fired baking with a few of our favorite recipe books.

Turn the pages and unveil ...

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