Hi all. Just to let you know I got my oven up to temperature just now! Great big flames licking right up the chimney! Scary stuff! Just piled a few more oak logs on there and wow! We've just been watching the bricks turn from black to white! Absolutely thrilled! The only thing is - I have NO pizza dough ready!! I was only going to light a medium fire, but noticed the bricks starting to turn, so built it up a little more, then a little more. No idea what the temps are as I don't even have a thermometer! How prepared am I? I don't care though! Woo Hoo!