View Full Version : Onyx Oven Owners

12-27-2012, 10:39 AM
I recently purchased a used onyx oven and have done 3 different cooks on it and have a couple questions about its operation. If a few of you O.O. Owners could chime in here, I would like to PM you.

Bob Wiley
12-27-2012, 11:21 AM
I hate PM. Put a question up and maybe I can help.

12-27-2012, 11:55 AM
I am interested in these also, curious how well it works and what questions you have also?

12-27-2012, 12:33 PM
Watched the youtube video about starting the fire by putting a starter cube into the coal box, hooking the guru up and letting it come to temp. I only have a 4cfm fan and that method is taking 1.5-2 hrs to get the fire to 250. Once there, its great, holds right on and cooks away. Can you start briquettes in a chimney, add to the coal box to get the fire starting faster without it getting away on you?
Any other tips or suggestions would be appreciated,

12-27-2012, 02:22 PM
Oh, and smoking with the stone in place of the water pan, any times when this is better and when shouldn't you use it?

Bob Wiley
12-27-2012, 06:26 PM
I start it with a lit chimney. Comes up to temp in about 10-15 minutes. More recently I've gotten a weed burner and I just torch it in a couple spots.

I got version one the first year they were produced and it didn't come with a stone. It did come with some build flaws which I hear they have addressed.

Good cooker at a premium price for portability.

12-27-2012, 07:36 PM
Thanks Bob.