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Oven temp and Just ordered my oven!!!! - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community



I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
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We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Oven temp and Just ordered my oven!!!!

    First i have to say i just ordered my oven. Should arrive late next week!!!! CANT WAIT. I am sure i will be bugging the forum with 1000000 questions so...
    I know i need to cure my oven for 5 days but after i do that what is the best oven temp for pizza? Where do i temp it with my inferred them? the oven floor, the oven roof the side??

    thanks B

  • #2
    Re: Oven temp and Just ordered my oven!!!!

    Congrats on the purchase. I cook the pizza with a floor temp of 700 - 750.
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    • #3
      Re: Oven temp and Just ordered my oven!!!!

      I start at between 750 and 800 F. Measure temperature at oven floor in middle where the pizza will sit.

      Be consistent where you take the temperature so you can learn how your oven performs at various temperatures.


      • #4
        Re: Oven temp and Just ordered my oven!!!!

        A 1/4 tsp of semolina cast onto the centre of the oven floor will tell you when the floor is ready and the clearing of the dome tells you when it is ready. After 12 months and lots of firing you probably won't bother using your high tech temp gun, but they are a fun toy.
        Also useful for detecting hot chicks.
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        • #5
          Re: Oven temp and Just ordered my oven!!!!

          In my opinion you want to match the oven hearth temperature to the style of pizza you want to make.

          800+ for Neapolitan
          700-800 for Neapolitan/New York Hybrid
          bellow 700 for New York Style

          These would be for a firebrick hearth, if you by chance have soapstone I would assume everything would be a bit lower due to the higher thermal conductivity.