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  • Broke ground yesterday

    I've been reading the forum for a couple of months now, and just broke ground yesterday for my 42" oven. The little lady and I moved about 5 tons of Colorado river rock and the same amount of wet sand for a sturdy base. I'll be pouring the crete this Saturday and planning on working on the base over the holiday weekend. I'll be posting pictures of the progress.
    KC

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    Re: Broke ground yesterday

    Congratulations on the ground breaking! Tell us more about your plans.
    "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

    -- Yogi Berra

    Forno Tito

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    • #3
      Re: Broke ground yesterday

      cool....your past the point of no return now
      Cheers
      Damon

      Build #1

      Build #2 (Current)

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      • #4
        Re: Broke ground yesterday

        KC,

        Well done; you can't look back now. Just remember: it's not a race, go slow and deliberately, think ahead. You'll only be doing this once. Okay, maybe twice, but the same advice applies.

        Jim
        "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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        • #5
          Re: Broke ground yesterday

          The oven will the centerpiece to an outdoor kitchen. The kitchen will also have a grill and a Carolina pit BBQ and a beer tap for the home brew.

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          • #6
            Re: Broke ground yesterday

            Very nice.
            KC, have you done any elevation drawings? Anything you could scan and post? It would be great to track a project from inspiration through to installation.
            James
            Pizza Ovens
            Outdoor Fireplaces

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            • #7
              Re: Broke ground yesterday

              Originally posted by KCJones View Post
              The oven will the centerpiece to an outdoor kitchen. The kitchen will also have a grill and a Carolina pit BBQ and a beer tap for the home brew.
              Homebrew!

              If you are a homebrewer, you will recognize that Canuck Jim is channeling Charlie Papazian above when he tells you to relax and enjoy this process.
              Relax! Have a homebrew!"
              Perhaps in this forum we could say "Relax and have another slice!"

              Since I started my project, I have had many people ask me "So...when is it gonna be DONE?" They also lick their lips and tell me how willing they will be to eat the pizza! My response is always the same - it will be done when it is done. No sooner, no later, no problem.

              I have (as we all do) many deadlines in my life. Medical records has me on speed dial, my department always has another credentials packet for me to review, and I am on more dang committees than I can count. Even my upcoming dive trip is fraught with deadlines (arranging hotel, getting scuba gear serviced, setting up rendezvous with the other couples...)

              My oven is my project, my hobby, and it will be done when it is done.

              Today I was supposed to pick up firebrick. Arranged to switch cars with my wife, got out an hour early, and...the masonry supply center also got out early!

              No problem! Relax and have another slice! Go to the forum, review the Pompeii plans, and dream of that first pizza!

              As for the homebrew: all grain or extract? I have a killer recipe for Porter if doing all grain.
              "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

              -- Yogi Berra

              Forno Tito

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              • #8
                Re: Broke ground yesterday

                I brew using all methods. I just picked up 3 old kegs and are now converting them. I'll start doing 10 gal batches. 5 gal goes to fast. I just started another batch of mead (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry). I have "steam" and scotch ales on tap now. Just orderd the redi-mix, and the forms are done. Working in the dark this week, putting in OT to pay for the concrete and firebrick. I'll take you up on the Porter recipe.
                KC

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                • #9
                  Re: Broke ground yesterday

                  Originally posted by KCJones View Post
                  I brew using all methods. I just picked up 3 old kegs and are now converting them. I'll start doing 10 gal batches.
                  KC
                  My garage has three old kegs waiting for me to finish my oven project! I too want to start on 10 gallon batches. I was thinking of creating a "beer tree" type sculpture out of angle iron. My wife made me promise that I would finish one project before starting the next.

                  I'll put in the Porter recipe tonight (at work now). We had a Newfoundland dog at one time named "Porter" so the recipe is called "Slobbery Dog"
                  "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

                  -- Yogi Berra

                  Forno Tito

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                  • #10
                    Re: Broke ground yesterday

                    I just finished the last of my 50 litres of mahogeny porter home brew. (not all at once, i might add). Chocolatey and smooth ...
                    I used a can of extract from a brewery here called Cascade which also makes commercial beers rather than from scratch.
                    I'd be keen on the slobbery dog recipe though
                    Cheers
                    ian

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                    • #11
                      Re: Broke ground yesterday

                      Originally posted by JoeT62 View Post
                      Since I started my project, I have had many people ask me "So...when is it gonna be DONE?" They also lick their lips and tell me how willing they will be to eat the pizza! My response is always the same - it will be done when it is done. No sooner, no later, no problem.
                      Is that not the question that EVERYONE asks? I think the proper answer is, like the little red hen that it will get done faster IF YOU HELP.

                      Just kidding. Remember, it's supposed to be fun.
                      My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

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                      • #12
                        Re: Broke ground yesterday

                        I poured the base on Sat. Not bad for an engineer. Will post pictures soon.
                        KC

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                        • #13
                          Re: Broke ground yesterday

                          KC,

                          Congratulations - good to see you're now a steamin' and a rollin'! (sorry - couldn't resist).

                          Look forward to seeing your progress.

                          Cheers, Paul.

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                          • #14
                            That chick kneaded correction.

                            Originally posted by dmun View Post
                            Is that not the question that EVERYONE asks? I think the proper answer is, like the little red hen that it will get done faster IF YOU HELP.

                            Just kidding. Remember, it's supposed to be fun.
                            (M) The CAPITALS are my "correction".

                            When she returned to the barnyard, the Little Red Hen asked, "Who will help me make this flour into PIZZA dough?"


                            Not I," said the duck, the pig and the cat all at once.


                            "Then I will make the PIZZA dough myself," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.
                            When the dough was ready to go into the oven, the Little Red Hen asked, "Who will help me bake the PIZZA ?"



                            Chow,



                            Marcel
                            "Everything should be made as simple as possible, ...
                            but no simpler!" (Albert Einstein)

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                            • #15
                              Re: Broke ground yesterday

                              Hey KC, Hooray for another Colorado oven! Where are you located? I am in south metro Denver, near Highlands Ranch.

                              Drake
                              My Oven Thread:
                              http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/d...-oven-633.html

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