The salt kiln is made up of over 7000 hard bricks, and is only fired once a year. It burns 5 cords of wood and holds about 300 pots.
To get beautiful results, the firing takes 30-35 hours, at a temperature of 2400.
Construction of the 7000 brick kiln began in 2001 and was completed in 2003. The kiln is fired once or twice a year.
It takes about 30 hours to fire, 5 cords of firewood per firing and a crew of people thru the night.
The Dragon is removed from the chimney top to open it's fire to the sky.