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Old 01-21-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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To help prevent future hijackings with pizza oven pictures and all manor of wood-fire cooking related topics (For which I am guilty of) I wanted to start this thread to share ideas for building ovens, recipes, favorite pizza places, etc.

I'll start with the only pictures of a pizza I made from my oven in CT...
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The oven...

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That is a cool looking oven & pizza...

B est I can do is a stone on the bbq...

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That oven is beautiful.
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Had to search but finally tracked you down.

That is definitely one of the nicest ovens I have ever laid eyes on. Looking forward to seeing this thread grow.
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That is a cool looking oven & pizza...

B est I can do is a stone on the bbq...
I think we can allow that, just include the recipe if any
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That is a lovely oven, BUT I see smoke stains on the face. What size flue did you use?
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That is a lovely oven, BUT I see smoke stains on the face. What size flue did you use?
T, I believe it was 8x8. But the stains are not because of poor draw..

I started ALL my fires in the vent area to heat my flue quicker...which is pretty close to the outter edge. This would always create some smoke that traveled up the face for a couple minutes until I acheived draw. Then I would take my metal peel and push the fire back into the oven and heat up the dome like normal. I also build a small "smoke shelf" in the vent to help prevent down drafts before heat up. Here is a picture where you can kind of see the edge of the shelf.

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Believe me when I say, I got ZERO down draft when I was using the oven...and we really used that thing a lot before we moved.
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No need to do that, build the fire in the oven, the oven itself provides the draw.

I bet you hated to walk away from that, it really is a gorgeous piece of work.
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Come on TSC lets see your oven posted....That should give this thread some cyber momentum.
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Dam, that had to hurt, but what a selling point...

Building another one?

You guys put the pizza on a stone when you cook in a wood fired oven?
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No need to do that, build the fire in the oven, the oven itself provides the draw.

I bet you hated to walk away from that, it really is a gorgeous piece of work.
I know..its just a little habit I had, plus my son liked to see the fire start. The smoke stains add character!

Yes and no. The finishes where a lot different than planned originally but we were very pleased regardless. I am actually building an oven for my parents to... so now I get to do two new designs.
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Dam, that had to hurt, but what a selling point...

Building another one?

You guys put the pizza on a stone when you cook in a wood fired oven?
No Griz, the floor IS the stone. Just brush the ashes back and slide the pie right on the floor.
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Here is my build, I built my oven because I wanted to build a timbrel arch. It just ended up being a pizza oven, all of the materials other than the grill were stuff I accumulated over the years. Some of the brick had been "creatively stored" in my yard for 10+ years. Note that I am not a mason, the first full size brick I ever laid is the one on the base. I have also finished the concrete countertops, but not the pergola.

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I would have guessed somewhere out west if I saw that oven randomly.

It doesnt matter that you never laid a brick before..that work shames a lot of guys that have..great job with all the different colors too.

Hey, post a link to your pizza page too.
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Here is my build, I built my oven because I wanted to build a timbrel arch. It just ended up being a pizza oven, all of the materials other than the grill were stuff I accumulated over the years. Some of the brick had been "creatively stored" in my yard for 10+ years. Note that I am not a mason, the first full size brick I ever laid is the one on the base. I have also finished the concrete countertops, but not the pergola.

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That is awesome....
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Hey, post a link to your pizza page too.

I'll do it for him!
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There will be some envy today when I make some pizzas in the house oven for today's football games.
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There will be some envy today when I make some pizzas in the house oven for today's football games.
lets see some pictures...
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I have been working on Detroit style, here is test #2 from last night, I have 2 more doughs to cook today (In the kitchen oven).
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man that looks sooooooooooooooo good....I'm debating ordering some cardboard for the football games...but sheesh there is no comparison.

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