Finally !! Some Pizza Oven Pics

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by scarbelly, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have been getting a lot of notes about some pics of the pizza oven in action. Sorry this has taken so long but during the build my dad was very ill with cancer and he mercifully passed on the 13the of March so this had to take a back seat. Things are finally settled down and we are getting back to normal. Thanks for all the thoughtful notes 

    Finally here we go with the first few times we used the oven. The first and hardest part is to learn oven management - I am getting better and learning a lot. I think I have read at least 600 posts on a couple of pizza forums  

    Here are two of the first pizzas and with the breeze we have here the first thing I learned is not to have the fire in the back of the oven and too spread out - lots of ash flying around


    Here is a pepperoni cheese and onion ready to go 


    Finished pepperoni 


    Here is a caramelized onion and emmentaler cheese and thyme ready to go in 


    Finished and man this is amazingly tasty - crust could have gone another minute or two


    How about a little Foccacia with Rosemary


    Here are some calzones with sausage cheese onions and sauce


    Into the oven


    Finished - lesson - dont move them too many times or they open up 


    Here is our first loaf of bread - man this was good


    Look out now - 4 at a time 


    This just seems to get better everytime we use it. Looking forward to doing some porchetta and more bread soon. Chicken not too far off, then some black and blue steaks

    Thanks for looking   
  2. All I can say is WOW those look awesome!
  3. That is fantastic Gary. So awesome. So authentic. I love it. [​IMG]
  4. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I am really sorry about your loss. 

    Congrats on your new oven and enjoy! Everything looks delicious!
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Came out really nice! And what 'a ya know... Looks like you CAN cook!!![​IMG]...JJ
  6. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great..........It's fish night but if it wasnt it would be pizza......
  7. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just awesome Gary. Nice build & looks like it cooks great. Love the carmelized onions pizza [​IMG]
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  9. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Gary, My condolences on your loss. Been so busy must have missed that.

    I'll take a pepperoni, Itailian sausage.genoa salami, hamburger and mushroom......Chicago style!!!!  [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2012
  10. thoseguys26

    thoseguys26 Master of the Pit

    Fantastic. Nice job on everything. 
  11. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice looking pizza. What is the address again?    [​IMG]
  12. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Awesome Gary!
  13. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Those all look awesome Gary [​IMG]
  14. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Went to a restaurant in New Haven, Ct billed as the "original Tomato Pie" - still in business, is Pepe's -  You have to stand in line hours just to get in!  They still have the original coal-fired brick ovens, too (article gives dimensions).  Started in 1925.

    Now, today, it will be a new chapter... "Scarbelly's Tomato Pie Emporium!"  Yum!  You'll put the place on the map, for sure!

    Oh yes, so i don't have to wait in line for hours, can I preorder??

    May your dad be blessed with Eternal Life.
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2012
  15. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great stuff Gary.

    My condolences for your loss, I went through the same thing 5 yrs ago, I understand how you feel.
  16. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry to hear about your Dad, Gary.

    Having said that, your oven and the food looks super.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  17. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks to all of you for the well wishes and the compliments on the food. This adventure has been a lot of fun for sure 

    A special note to Chef ? JJ  - are you really a Chef? Hmmm lets see you cook something [​IMG]
  18. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow Gary it took a long time but from here  it is worth it . looks great  you are now officially a pizzaiolo [​IMG]
  19. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pizza Ovens Are Over Rated!!!

    They're for guys who can't dial the phone or set the stove to 425°

    I really feel sorry for Gary!

    Poor Guy!


  20. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't even have to dial the phone and the delivery guy shows up with pizza.

    One day the family and I came home from some outing. Hadn't been in the house for more than 5 mins and the doorbell rings. I go to the door and it's the pizza guy.

    Me: "Yes?".

    Him: "Your pizza's here.

    Me: " I didn't order any, we just got home.

    Him: " It's your address." Looks at bill. "Oops! sorry, it's another house on the street"

    Seems that they got the order, and he just assumed it was us 'cause we order so often.

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