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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:
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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.

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  • pompeii oven bricks

    hi" im thinking of building a oven here in the uk, i can get the kiln bricks for the base as these are expensive what types would you recommend i use for the dome that hold the heat ...thanks.
    Last edited by no good chris; 09-06-2008, 08:10 AM.

  • #2
    Re: pompeii oven bricks

    Hi Chris,

    There's some good info on UK bricks in this thread, including some supplier details.


    If you're not in a rush EBay occasionally has large quantities of second hand firebrick at a good price, but it is only occasionally! or you could look at an alternative type of brick like night storage heater bricks which at least one person has used on here (and it is what I have stacked up the side of the house!)

    I am in Kent too, Herne Bay to be precise. Whereabouts are you?



    • #3
      Re: pompeii oven bricks

      faz, thanks, i'm looking at building the dome out of staffordshire blues engineering bricks to keep cost down, as ive seen people using engineering bricks,i would like to know are they the next best thing to kiln-bricks, or would a stock brick do, i wont mind messing a few up if that's the case, there's quite a few materials needed for this project so im going to try to get my head around it all ,i live in gravesend there is a Travis perkins here.thanks again ...chris


      • #4
        Re: pompeii oven bricks

        hi folks, check out Industrial Boilerhouse Supplies this site has all the ingredients you need cheaply


        • #5
          Re: pompeii oven bricks

          I don't think that stock bricks are dense enough to hold enough heat, and will probably flake off into your pizza too.


          • #6
            Re: pompeii oven bricks

            hi chris
            not sure about the kiln bricks, what most are using are low alumina fire bricks paid about 1.80 a brick (hansworth refractories sheffield). used them for the floor of the oven and the dome, thought about using engineering bricks (they should be ok ) but didn't what to go to all that time and expense and not have the oven work aswell as i hoped.
            good luck