Friday, March 27, 2015

Five (5) yes five, cinco, 20 liters, whatever, pasteurized in less than 4 hours

Wow! I put a 5 gallon solar shower in one of my cookers. Five Gallons. That is 40 pounds of thermal mass. Reached 165 in about 3.5 hours. 178 was the high for the day - but I was not really concentrating so could have done better.
Got a solar shower - put it in the ASSC!!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The advantage of starting early.

Yes it is still February. I extend my solar cooking day by starting early. In the first 30 minutes my pot of beans has increased in temp by 70º F. Critical for long cooking foods. Winter beans? Yes!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cooking weather has been fantastic. Here in Southern California we get a winter wind called a Santa Ana. Warm winds blow in off the desert and out to sea. The air is incredibly clear with great (for the area) stargazing. Solar cooking from early morning to late afternoon.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mid winter chicken
Here is my recipe
Wash Chicken
Put chicken in pot and put pot in All Season Solar Cooker
Remove chicken when done - 6 pounds - 2.5  hours.
Tastes like chicken

Sunday, December 28, 2014

If you did not receive an All Season Solar Cooker during the holidays, now is your chance. Please help me set a record month. Six more cooker sales will do the trick.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey and Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving day was bright and sunny here in SoCal.
The turkey (16 pounds gross*) went in the cooker at 7:30 a.m.
Starting temperature was 45º
Five hours later the Turkey was at 160º
Then 2 things happened:
1. The family ready to eat
2. A high cloud obscured the sun.

Solution: The bird was placed in a conventional oven for a few more minutes until the temperature was correct.

Sweet potatoes
4.5 pound gross
Scrubbed then rubbed with olive oil
Way done in 2 hours

Lessons learned:
You may have all day to cook but if the family meal is planned for noon - you have half a day to cook.

*gross weight includes the food and the pot

Sunday, September 28, 2014

First time out with the wide body prototype. Great ribs.