web analytics
1st coarse; On top of or surrounding cooking floor? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Announcement

Collapse

New Forno Bravo Forum Feature

Forno Bravo Forum Community,

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.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

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.

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!

Forno Bravo
See more
See less

1st coarse; On top of or surrounding cooking floor?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 1st coarse; On top of or surrounding cooking floor?

    My bricks are ordered and I'm nearing the starting line. Now, I've been looking at lots of photos of lots of builds and everyone is doing things differently.

    I am seeing first coarse of Soldiers or Sailors that are being built around the outside of a cooking floor that has been cut to the shape of the oven. And I am seeing cooking floors that are left untrimmed with the first coarses being built atop them so as to make a higher dome. (I don't know if this is the intention).

    Either way can someone tell me if there is some advantage to doing it in either style?

    Thanks,
    Bob
    Bob

    Always ready for pizza

    http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...ing-build.html

  • #2
    Re: 1st coarse; On top of or surrounding cooking floor?

    Either, either, your choice, same difference, all depends on how much you want to torture yourself over the cutting.
    Oven on top = less cutting.
    The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

    My Build.

    Books.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: 1st coarse; On top of or surrounding cooking floor?

      Masochistic tendencies...
      Bob

      Always ready for pizza

      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...ing-build.html

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: 1st coarse; On top of or surrounding cooking floor?

        If you build the oven over the floor you will not be able to easily remove or replace a floor brick that goes under the dome. The interior dome height will be the same if the centre is taken from the top surface of the centre of the floor.
        Most people building the dome outside the floor leave a small gap to allow the floor bricks to expand freely, reducing outward thrust on the dome.
        Kindled with zeal and fired with passion.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: 1st coarse; On top of or surrounding cooking floor?

          Originally posted by david s View Post
          If you build the oven over the floor you will not be able to easily remove or replace a floor brick that goes under the dome. The interior dome height will be the same if the centre is taken from the top surface of the centre of the floor.
          Most people building the dome outside the floor leave a small gap to allow the floor bricks to expand freely, reducing outward thrust on the dome.
          Noted thanks. Is there that much expansion?
          Bob

          Always ready for pizza

          http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/memb...ing-build.html

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: 1st coarse; On top of or surrounding cooking floor?

            I haven't actually permanently installed my soldier course yet (my next step) but honestly cutting the floor bricks to fit inside wasn't that hard. It doesn't have to be a perfect curve on each one.

            Comment

            Working...
            X