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  • Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

    Now if I were Dave I'd do you a top ten, thereby shamelessly padding my number of posts...

    But I'm not, so I'll just do a list.

    Bulding a pizza oven has been a life-altering experience. These are some of the things it has changed in my life:



    - I don't like going to pizza restaurants anymore.

    - I bake all my own bread.

    - I grow my own yeast.

    - I spend a lot more time on the internet.

    - I put my head inside all the ovens I come accross.

    - When I cook in my regular oven, I invariably forget to turn it off again...

    - I'm putting on weight.

    - I'm learning new words on a daily basis. Really usefull ones too, like bulut, dinkum and autolyse.



    So, what has your oven changed in your life?
    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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    Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

    -my kids ask,"Dad are you lighting the oven today?" and I reply, yes.....after you do your chores.........and they say O.K.
    the ease of them saying O.K.-that's my change

    Enjoy,
    Bob C
    Great pizza, a cold beer,a great cigar and great friends...my idea of a great time

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    • #3
      Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

      Ditto for these ( and I haven't even started my build )

      - I don't like going to pizza restaurants anymore.

      - I bake all my own bread.

      - I put my head inside all the ovens I come accross.

      - I'm putting on weight.

      - I'm learning new words on a daily basis. Really usefull ones too, like bulut, dinkum and autolyse.


      Also
      I bore everyone within earshot with interesting and tecnical facts about pizza ovens and pizza.

      My side yard is full of construction materials

      I may be banned from all "wood-fired" or "brick-oven" pizza joints due to my persistent questions and demands to peek into their ovens.

      I dream of pizza and pizza ovens
      Sharpei Diem.....Seize the wrinkle dog

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      • #4
        Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

        Geeze Frances,
        I hope its not a yeast infection! (sorry, I couldn't resist)

        I'm thinking about this one. I'll probably post many times before I'm done. Mostly, the one that comes to mind is that I'm always searching for more firewood.

        Also, I spend a lot more time on this forum (I know, too much, huh?)

        More later, I'm sure!
        Last edited by gjbingham; 04-13-2008, 05:58 PM.
        GJBingham
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        Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

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        • #5
          Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

          You should of done a top ten Frances!
          After 1000 no padding required!

          I gaze out my car windows looking for firewood...( Ditto George)


          And I now know how much pizza hut sucks...



          Oh yeah.... I also spend hours looking for the perfect WFO recipe to impress my online friends.!
          My thread:
          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...ress-2476.html
          My costs:
          http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?k...Xr0fvgxuh4s7Hw
          My pics:
          http://picasaweb.google.com/dawatsonator

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          • #6
            Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

            Hmmmm, like George, there are a lot of thoughts here...mostly good too!

            I picked up an affliction called "FBO" that alternates with my "WFO separation anxiety disorder."....

            I take lots of digital pictures before the friends get to eat....

            I look at how to convert recipe's to WFO versions

            I learned how to crop post pictures more easily

            I feel like I have international internet friends

            I started an FB travelog on the Costa Blanca

            I fantasize about the big green truck

            I see chimneys everywhere I go

            I want to have a portable oven

            I preach more paella gospel

            I inhale more smoke

            I pick up some OZ

            I light more fires

            eat well

            and I still wonder what I'm going to be when I grow up.....

            sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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            • #7
              Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

              Getting my kids to do their chores for pizza... now why didn't I think of that? Brilliant!
              "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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              • #8
                Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

                I haven't completed my WFO yet, but I am always noticing brickwork now. I notice it in TV shows, commercials etc.. When ever my wife drives, I am always telling her, "Wait, go back, check out that arch. Or, "Man I wish they would knock that building down so I can have some of those rustic looking bricks for my oven."
                "Pizza, the world's most perfect food."

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                • #9
                  Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

                  Ain't that the truth.....happens with all sorts of things.

                  Many moons ago, I picked up a number of books by Ken Kern....stuff like Owner Built Housing, Stone Masonry, Fireplaces and Chimenys, etc......but ever since I've been a student and critic of stonework....arches and domes are particularly cool.
                  sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

                    Do you lot also find yourself checking building sites and such to see if they're throwing out anything interesting?
                    "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                    • #11
                      Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

                      Originally posted by Frances View Post
                      Do you lot also find yourself checking building sites and such to see if they're throwing out anything interesting?
                      Always, I have had to promise my wife that anything I bring home has an immediate purpose. She has given me a little extra room to accumulate pizza oven materials.
                      I just picked up about 50 sq ft of 1 inch granite piece. Most are about 12x15 and already polished on one side. I am thinking about using them as part of my outdoor kitchen counter.

                      I am in contact with a contract who may give me his Kaowool scraps from his current contract. Said pieces are about 3x4. I figure I can always hold them in place with wire.


                      Scrounging is not only fun and cheap, it allows me to justify my buildings to the neighbors as eco-friendly. I am recycling items that would end up in the dump !!

                      Bruce
                      Sharpei Diem.....Seize the wrinkle dog

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                      • #12
                        Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

                        I find myself looking at our wooden furniture and asking - do we really two of those?

                        I find myself sizing up how well my friend's posessions will burn.

                        picking up logs has become part of my run club's training routine

                        I've spent a whole day buying tinned tomatoes

                        Opened a trade account with B&Q

                        I know the exact load capacity and axle weight of my car.

                        I've started looking in skips with interest

                        I know I can rule out bricklaying as a possible career choice

                        People have topped asking me why there's a pallet of bricks in the middle of my lawn
                        Last edited by mmmhumous; 05-22-2008, 01:01 PM.
                        sigpic "Why can't you just have a BBQ like normal people?"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

                          ... yep, they ask you "Why can't you just have a BBQ like normal people?" instead.
                          "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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                          • #14
                            Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

                            Originally posted by Frances View Post
                            ... they ask you "Why can't you just have a BBQ like normal people?" instead.
                            Because we are better than that!!!

                            And if it was easy, everyone would do it.

                            J W

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                            • #15
                              Re: Things that have changed since building a pizza oven....

                              Thought I'd dig up this old thread to tell you a little story about what happened to me the other day.

                              So I was walking along the road minding my own business, when I happened to pass this large construction site. As usual I slowed my steps to take a closer look, while random thoughts passed idly through my head.

                              "Woah, look at all that rebar, they're not throwing that out are they? Hey cool cement mixer, I wish I had one like that. Hmmm, don't think much of the bricks they're using. I wonder where the dumspter is on this site?"

                              That's when I slowly began to realise that the construction workers had all stopped working and were smiling and waving and generally getting rather excited instead. Oooops....

                              That certainly never would have happened before I built the oven!
                              "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)

                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/p...pics-2610.html
                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f9/p...nues-2991.html

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