So, if you are the proud owner of a real wood-burning samovarand, first, remember that to melt it with the help of products of oil refining is absolutely impossible. For these purposes, use pine cones, they will give tea a pleasant aroma and taste.To kindle the samovar is not so easy, it requires the ability to handle the device. Therefore, if the samovar you've seen only in pictures, it is better entrust the whole process to the more experienced person, as the restoration of the samovarand costs a lot.
The ignition of wood is carried out only from the bottom. Often do so: at the bottom put something that can quickly ignite, but the fire tray on top, eventually you get a pile of spent matches and cold water in the samovarE.
Light the samovar in the following way. The jug should be empty, take one sliver of medium size and set fire to it. Push it gently in the rest of the wood so that it does not put out the draught, then put the rest of the chips. Remember, during this procedure, the main flame must not go out, so make sure that the flame burns fairly steadily, and only then close the tube compartment. However, don't forget to follow fire, periodically toss firewood.
Also try to use charcoal, you may need boots. This was the method used back in the old days, the heel needs to move and fast enough, then the water will begin to boil in the shortest possible time.
Very well, if the pipe of the samovarand is the handle, which will make the whole procedure of firing as fast as possible. Also remember that ignite empty a samovar , you should not always pre-fill the samovar with water.
Advice 2: How to melt the samovar
Device for heating water, combining the water pot, the pan, the pipe passing through the vessel, known since ancient times. However, in Russia it is the device adapted for tea. At the end of the XVIII century in Tula there is a production of the samovar, and he soon becomes a true symbol of Russia.
You will need
- - samovar;
- - charcoal;
- - kindling.
Use for burning samovar charcoal: coefficient of performance in this case will be about 70%, when using wood about 15%. Prepare a few bundles of kindling - thin sticks of birch, spruce or pine. The length of the splinters of about 40 cm, thickness - 2 mm. Link splinter into bundles with a thickness of about two centimeters.
Light the samovar in the open air or indoors, where you can output the pipe of the samovar. Typically, these l-shaped pipes were taken in the chimney of the hearth (Russian oven). Put it low enough, for example, on the stump, the better to lay the fuel.
Open the lid of the samovar and pour water to the top. It is important to fill the water container completely, otherwise when heated samovar can raspalsya in those places where it remained without water. Close the grid under the samovar large pieces of coal, take the beam of a torch, light it and lower the flame in the pipe, then immediately pour a small portion of the coal and slip the pipe.
Watch when will ignite the first portion of coal and it starts to smoke, remove the pipe and add the rest of the coal. Do not go to sleep all the coal at once, and do not try to fill the entire flame tube fuel: this will obstruct the passage of air and reduce the combustion.
Determine when the samovar was boiling before boiling it starts to make noise, in a moment of boiling - simmering. When tapped on the side of the street from not boiling water emits a sonorous sound, and boiling water is deaf. With the right kindling a five-liter samovar to boil about ten minutes.
Remove the pipe from the samovaras soon as the water boils, close the flame tube lid, move the samovar on the table and put the tray (copper, tin or brass). After use, remove the residue of ash and small embers, opening a small hatch in the bottom of the furnace. The bulk of the burned fuel tap, turning the samovar upside down. If it is stoked with wood or pine cones, clean flame tube brush, removing tar and soot.