Cooking on a Wood Fire Stove | Dealing with Summer Heat
This video addresses a question we sometimes get asked: how do you manage with all the unwanted heat from a fire over summer? This is a fairly slow, relaxed and meandering video, featuring lots of outdoor summer living in our rural New Zealand countryside homestead, so all the information is here in the description if you just want to get straight to the point:
While plenty of people only ever really use their cast-iron range from early Autumn to late Spring (using alternative forms of cooking for the warmer times: gas/electric), many other customers, particularly those incorporating their Homewood in an off-grid homesteading type lifestyle, DO rely on their cookstove all year around for all their cooking, heating and domestic hot water production, so when the hot months arrive that heating aspect changes from a welcome feature into something that instead needs to be managed and worked around.
Ways to expel that unwanted heat in summer:
- having doors and/or windows on opposite walls in the install area,…