web analytics
We are designing a traditional Mexican horno. Sort of. . . . - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community


1 of 2 < >


Hello, Forno Bravo Community Forum members.

As many may have noticed already, the Community Forum site was briefly down today. While working on scheduled routine maintenance, we encountered an error when trying to add a software update. As the site is now back up and running, some of you may notice that some recent data has been misplaced from November 10th up to today. We are currently working on resolving the issue. The forum has full operational capabilities and we encourage all forum members to continue actively posting in the threads.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this issue may have caused you. The Forno Bravo family values each and every member of our community. If you have any issues or concerns, please feel free to let us know on our issues thread here:


Thank you for understanding.
2 of 2 < >

Forno Bravo Forum Thread Message

Hello, Forno Bravo Community Forum Members!

The Forno Bravo team has heard the feedback in regards to the community forum. We wanted to take the time to re-enforce our commitment to a fully engaged Forum with professional moderation.

Our top priority as a company is to fix all forum errors and issues that you are experiencing. As we are swiftly working on these problems, we want to say that we highly value the Forum Bravo Community Forum and every single community forum member.

We have set up this thread so that every member can address any concerns, issues and questions about the forum. Please feel free to ask whatever you would like in regards to the forum; let us know what issues you are experiencing so we can work on resolving them as fast as possible. However, we stress that we would like constructive engagement, so please be specific about the issue you are experiencing.

Thank you for all of your patience and continued support.

Link to topic: http://www.fornobravo.com/community/...with-new-forum
See more
See less

We are designing a traditional Mexican horno. Sort of. . . .

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • We are designing a traditional Mexican horno. Sort of. . . .

    We are attempting to rebuild an existing "beehive" style, traditional horno. It is outside. It has been fired by wood, doesn't hold heat, etc. etc.

    I'll tell you what I am planning to and am looking for serious critique since Marilyn and I are stabbing in the dark at this.

    We are going to level it to the base. We will add a propane fired ring (24" diameter) and above that, a soapstone oven floor. We want to be able to control the fire via thermo-couples and a BBQ type knob/dial to set the heat. The dome will be vented and made of fire bricks. So far, so good, I think. I have all kinds advice, but not sure what to believe.

    First question: What type of fire brick? Heat absorbing, or heat reflecting? Second: Anyone know what they are called in Mexico?
    Third: it has been suggested that the bricks for the dome be on end. True or false?

    I'm sure I will have more questions.