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  • Greetings from South Louisiana

    Hello everyone, hope all is good with you and yours. I have been interested in building a WFO for many years now. In fact I have been gathering materials for this project for so long my wife is getting tired of seeing them. I hope to be around and read and learn from your experiences. Hopefully I will have some experiences to share in the near future.
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
    like chicken...



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    Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

    Hello from a North Mississippian! Welcome to the forum!
    Dutch
    "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
    "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch

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    • #3
      Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

      CajunK,
      Welcome! We love to watch builders around here. Advice is free. Always frustrating to see final oven pics posted in the photo section and we don't even know who the people are who build them.

      Anyway good luck with your build. Post pics along the way. Have some fun!
      GJBingham
      -----------------------------------
      Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.

      -

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      • #4
        Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

        When (<<key word here) this project gets startstarted, there will be plenty of pictures I promise.
        Last edited by CajunKnight; 05-08-2008, 05:01 PM.
        Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
        like chicken...



        My 44" oven in progress...
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        • #5
          Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

          Greetings! I am just up I-49 in North Louisiana (an entire country away), and have had my WFO since November. We used it all winter, and so far the Spring has been wonderful! We have cooked meats, casseroles, breads, vegies as well as pizzas, so I think a cajun would feel right at home cooking cajun food. Go shah.

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          • #6
            Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

            You got that right. I am already planning recipes and havent layed the first brick or clay yet. Still trying to decide a game plan. So many ideas to work with and so little extra cash lol. I have only been planning this since the mid 80's but one day it will come together.
            Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
            like chicken...



            My 44" oven in progress...
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            • #7
              Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

              CK

              20 years in the planning stage????>

              It's time to put them first bricks down in the mud ...get going!

              We look forward to the cajun recipes! (recently had a crawfish pizza on the board!)
              Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane

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              • #8
                Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

                I too have been dreaming of a wood-fired oven since the 80's. Then one day last fall it was finally "time" to start. About the cost, we bought the Casa 100 and spent about as much on the enclosure as the oven itself....just be prepared. (you can see my oven on the finished ovens....its stone covered and on a 45 degree angle.) If you wanted to go "coona--" you could be very creative with your surrounds and save some money. Its just whatever kind of look you want.

                As far as the funds go, have you considered making yours a mobile oven and actually take it to events and cook for money? There are several good threads about that. That would be even more expensive but you might be able to rent it out for parties, etc.

                By the way, eggplant casserole is delicious cooked in the WFO....you are going to love it.

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                • #9
                  Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

                  Originally posted by krosskraft View Post
                  We have cooked meats, casseroles, breads, vegies as well as pizzas, so I think a cajun would feel right at home cooking cajun food. Go shah.
                  Tell us more. I think Cajun would be something fun to try. Jambalaya, gumbo, red beans and rice.

                  Has anyone every tried this?

                  James
                  Pizza Ovens
                  Outdoor Fireplaces

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                  • #10
                    Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

                    Hmmm now you have my wheels turning in a different direction here. I have so many recipes tucked inside my head it isnt funny. Now to make them work in a WFO. I guess I need to build a WFO to start finding out. I can see doing redbeeans, gumbo or even a creole in the oven but rice and jambalaya I would have to stick to the burner method. UNLESS you start it on the burner and move to WFO to finish it off. Hmmm the possibilities are endless. BTW if anyone needs any recipes I can assist with that but be warned they are set for stoves, gas burners and camp fires so some changes may be needed. If there is a recipe you are interested in just droip me a message in my box then look for a post soon to follow.
                    Travis
                    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
                    like chicken...



                    My 44" oven in progress...
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                    • #11
                      Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

                      Tell yall what, as soon as I find the recipe section I will post one LOL.
                      Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
                      like chicken...



                      My 44" oven in progress...
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                      • #12
                        Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

                        Originally posted by gjbingham View Post
                        CajunK,
                        Always frustrating to see final oven pics posted in the photo section and we don't even know who the people are who build them.
                        I have to agree Doc.
                        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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                        • #13
                          Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

                          Originally posted by CajunKnight View Post
                          Hmmm now you have my wheels turning in a different direction here. I have so many recipes tucked inside my head it isnt funny. Now to make them work in a WFO. I guess I need to build a WFO to start finding out. I can see doing redbeeans, gumbo or even a creole in the oven but rice and jambalaya I would have to stick to the burner method. UNLESS you start it on the burner and move to WFO to finish it off. Hmmm the possibilities are endless. BTW if anyone needs any recipes I can assist with that but be warned they are set for stoves, gas burners and camp fires so some changes may be needed. If there is a recipe you are interested in just droip me a message in my box then look for a post soon to follow.
                          Travis
                          I'm game!
                          Camping next week for me and my family.

                          BTW - Welcome aboard.
                          I would say the obsession has begun, but it seems you have had it a long time
                          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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                          • #14
                            Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

                            Yes a very long time indeed. And I will be getting to know you all as much as possible before this gets underway I promise. The weather is getting a bit nasty and wet around here so it may be a lil longer before it can begin. Now for that recipe I promised...

                            http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f25/...html#post32611

                            It may need to be tuned a bit for WFO but I also tossed in my ideas on how it would work so try it out. And for camping just follow the original directions and enjoy.
                            Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
                            like chicken...



                            My 44" oven in progress...
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                            • #15
                              Re: Greetings from South Louisiana

                              Well I guess it is time tho...

                              I am Travis, I have lived in south Louisiana all my life (44 years) I am a mechanic and was a sheriff's deputy for many years. I am located about an hour north of New Orleans and love it here. I can visit the city anytime I want but dont have to live there.
                              I love to cook and 12 years ago I met and soon married an amazing woman that has the same passion about food and cooking as I do. We actually get along in the kitchen.
                              I just finished constructing my new rotisserie (3 days worth during breaks at work) for roasting whole hogs and plan on using it in about 3 weeks. My old one finally gave up after many cookings. Sharp knives, clean cutting boards and cast iron cookware is the only way to go.
                              I help build a WFO back in the 80's and want one of my own so it seems like I might really get the lead out this time. Lets hope so anyway.
                              Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
                              like chicken...



                              My 44" oven in progress...
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