Found info on PIZZA OVENS

Discussion in 'Brick Smokers' started by blacklab, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for the info.   I bookmarked them both.  Thanks
     
  2. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Glad it helps
     
  3. sidpost

    sidpost Fire Starter

    Thanks!  Looking forward to updates.
     
  4. jaez

    jaez Fire Starter

    I watched a special on one of those DIY, HGTV, or discovery channels about building a pizza oven outside.  Made me want to make one in my back yard =)  They used a round metal frame, insulated it, and then used fire bricks and stucco to make it look pretty.
     
  5. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

  6. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    BL,   I like that link.   Tons of good info in the couple threads I read.   I've got mine staked out, but I can't see them for the snow.  :)    I feel, whatever I decide to use, it will last my lifetime.     I'm pretty sure our boys won't keep the place because they hate the cold here in winter.     I'm really looking forward to getting started.   

    Thanks for the info.  Very useful!  
     
  7. Cool 

    Gary
     
  8. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wes your welcome. I just broke ground and was hoping on laying the pad this weekend, we'll see. Goal is to have oven up and cookin by June.
     
  9. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Be sure you let your masonry cure good and start with a small paper fire and work up per day.   The last thing you want to do is crack it first thing.

    I'll be happy if I get done by fall.   I've got a lot going on this summer.   I do custom woodworking in my shop, plus a job.    :)    I look forward to sharing info  on ovens once it warms up.   I know its a smoking site, but ovens are the next best thing.   

    I think I decided on a barrel style.   It may take longer to heat up, but I think it will be simpler  to build and will work well for me.   I also plan on doing bread and dutch oven stuff in it as well.  

    When you get going start a new thread documenting your build.   I as well as others would love to see it go up.   I'm not a very book smart person, but if you give me a picture I can build anything.  

    Hope you have a great week-end!
     
  10. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yes small fires always first. Will definitely post progress on build. I'm looking at a igloo style with a 39 inch cooking floor. Rather say it's to big than wish I had gone bigger. Were having great weather here almost like spring well so far any way. If stays like this it will greatly help the timeline. Visual  and hands on are the best learning tools for me as well. This is going to be such a fun project. [​IMG]
     
  11. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Bl, been roaming the web hoping for warm weather.  :)

    I ran across this page a while back.  I think you said you were doing a dome oven but there may be some useful specs here as to floor to ceiling  and opening.

    This is what I"ll be going off of.   I'm not a fan of the angle iron over the opening.  Its just a personal thing about steel and heat.    I will form something there in place of the steel.   Of course I'll lay firebrick on the ends and for the chimney  outlet.   

    I'm still not sure how I want to close it in, but the main objective is to get the oven put together so it can be curing out.   I really want this snow gone and 70F

    Here is the link:   http://www.stovemaster.com/html_en/Semi_pre_cast_Brick_Ovens.html

    Wes
     
  12. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That design is cool, sideways from the normal barrel ovens. Thanks for sharing. Yeah I'm doing a igloo style with chimney. Still debating what will be easier sand mold or a wood mold. Broke ground for the pad a few days ago. Was hoping to pour this weekend. Weather here is perfect. I'll post pics once I do pour.
     
  13. Cool  be waiting on pics

    Gary
     
  14. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Foster that's kind of like what I'm going for. But a heck of a lot cheaper. hehehehe wink
     
  15. I think the pizza ovens are neat. We wouldn't cook enough to justify the cost.

    Gary
     
  16. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Pizza ovens deffinatly have the cool factor! My goal is to keep cost @ $700 total. I hope. wink
     
  17. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm not sure we could afford to have one built.  Kinda like the smoker, but   if my back will last one more major project,  it will look really cool along with the smoker.   I have my mother old bread recipe so plan on doing some bread also.   I have a lot of the materials and can do the labor myself.   I love cooking outside.  A  quart of spirits and good friends I'm a happy camper.
     
  18. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I ran across a picture a while back for a support system for a dome oven.  I can't find it again right now but it was 1in. foamboard  cut in the shape you want the dome.  You interlock it and make a oval dome with it.   I'll keep looking and see if I can find it again.
     

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