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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!

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    What is the raw materials cost to build this thing yourself?

  • #2
    Re: $

    I am still building mine, and it sounds like it varies. The prices for every thing are different from store to store (by a lot). I found fire bricks for 1.30 at one place and 2.75 at another. But I don't think we are doing this to save money, it's for the pizza.



    • #3
      Re: $

      All depends on your source. I am under $500, but I got me some free stuff - like 300 fire bricks. However, fire bricks down here (Phoenix) are $1.65 each for the yellow and $1.25 for the red. I have not done the enclosure as of yet, but I have free stone as well.

      Plan on $1000 plus is my guess.
      Jen-Aire 5 burner propane grill/Char Broil Smoker

      Follow my build Chris' WFO


      • #4
        Re: $

        The cost is irrelevant if you are a true pizza nutcase like most ppl here are....

        I bought enough refractories to build 2 ovens and it cost me A$1500, the enclosure for 1 oven around A$300ish.

        Its only money, dont worry about it, think of the all years of joy and happiness, plus the good kudos from your friends for supplying pizzas.....
        The English language was invented by people who couldnt spell.

        My Build.



        • #5
          Re: $

          I built a Scott style oven and it ran me just over 2K. However I used refractory cement, insulation, and mortar wich drove up the cost a bit. However my entire brick enclosure was done with free bricks and free labor so saved a ton there.
          Look at many sources and price things out before diving in. It will help save a lot of money.


          • #6
            Re: $

            Unfortunately, your question is similar in nature to 'how much is it to buy a car?'. You'll need to be more specific regarding size, style and finishes. All these things will change the cost, not to mention how much you can locate from Craigslist (or other such type lists) and how much you buy new. Oh, and how much of your own labor are you going to put into it? Best bet is to read through the postings on Forno Bravo regarding the style you want and then start to figure out how much it will cost.
            My oven (for now):


            • #7
              Re: $

              Another thing to consider is that while you can save money by skimping in certain areas on the build skimping in the wrong areas - insulation for example - could be false economy as it will result in burning much more wood to get to and hold the required temps which = more money and more work for the life of the oven, same deal if you use the wrong bricks.

              Not sure it will help you but materials for a 42" pompeii (igloo) in Sydney Australia are around $1600. You may need to provide more info e.g. the size and type you plan to build for a more accurate assessment of the cost moving up from a 36" to a 42" = a lot more materials and therefore cost.


              • #8
                Re: $

                My website has a completely itemized cost sheet if you want to see how it all came out:
                My Brick Pizza Oven Webpage

                Website: http://keithwiley.com
                WFO Webpage: http://keithwiley.com/brickPizzaOven.shtml
                Thread: http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f21/...ttle-7878.html