web analytics
Peel Finish ? - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Announcement

Collapse
1 of 2 < >

Photo Galleries are back! Instructions below.

Dear forum users,
Thank you for your patience with the Photo galleries. We've got your galleries online!
We have finished writing a custom script to migrate the PhotoPlog to vBulletin5’s albums.

Unfortunately V-Bulletin killed the "Photoplogs" in their software upgrade which was unforeseen and we're the first development group to have written a script for getting the galleries back... that said, it took some time to reverse engineer the code and get the albums to move over seamlessly!

Forum users will be able to access their “PhotoPlog” images through their user profile page by clicking on the “Media” tab.
They will also be able to browse other albums by going to the albums page. (On the forum site, there is a link in the black bar beside “Forums” to the albums.)

In order for users to create an album please follow the steps below.
1) Go to user profile page and click “Media”
2) Click Add Photos
3) Enter Photo Gallery Title in the first field
4) Click Upload or Select from Photo Album to add photos
5) Click Post
6) Once posted, the album will be created as a “Topic” on the albums page for the public to see. The topic title will be the “Photo Gallery Title” they created before uploading their photos.


To create this migration path we used vBulletin5’s default album structure. Unfortunately, it won’t work like the “PhotoPlog” but is an album/gallery component on the forum now.
2 of 2 < >

Dome Installation Video - Casa / Premio / Modena

Hello,

For many of you who bought a modular oven, you may have asked how we put the domes together when we build them. For those of you considering one of our ovens, we shot a video to make your install easier.

Check it out on our You Tube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7q7...jSniYogfUra06Q

If the link doesn't work, simply go to You Tube and type Forno Bravo Channel. The video title is How to Set your Forno Bravo Oven Dome Pieces.

Thanks for participating in our Forum. We will have more video content available soon.
See more
See less

Peel Finish ?

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

  • Peel Finish ?

    What do you all recommend for a finish for our newly completed peels? They are 100% maple.

    I looked at older peel posts and they suggest dainish, lineseed, or mineral oil.
    Attached Files

  • #2
    Re: Peel Finish ?

    I would suggest 400 or 600 grit sandpaper. And nothing more.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Peel Finish ?

      Very nice peels!! What kind of wood did you use?

      I second texas - and add a little charing. I'm not sure the oil does much for you. Mine get a little splash of EVO around the edges occasionally and it does not seem to have helped or hurt them.

      None of my peels have any finish - they have short handles are used for prepping, loading and transport (to and from the oven) and are stored inside. Their time inside the oven is very short.

      In terms of care, after each night or day of pizzas. I wash and rinse them quickly (with scotch brite sponge - never soaking) and dry them quickly. They are getting a nice patina to them and any sauce seems to leave a minimum of discoloration after the wash. Eventually, I thought I'd need to sand them - but so far the grain seems to be stable.

      Now the long handles on my metal peels are looking pretty shabby - I wished I'd put some mineral oil on those.... I keep forgettting to bring those things inside and they have weathered.

      Christo
      Last edited by christo; 05-27-2010, 04:22 AM.
      My oven progress -
      http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f8/c...cina-1227.html
      sigpic

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Peel Finish ?

        I rarely get anything on my peel other than soot on the bottom from charred semolina (and by using only one side of the peel I don't worry about that much.) I only scrape my peel with a spatula or the back of a knife. Wetting the wood - even briefly - raises the grain and I want it as smooth as possible to facilitate releasing the dough.

        I don't trust finishes for either maintaining integrity (not charring) or releasing dough well.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Peel Finish ?

          Thanks for the advice, We will sand them smooth and call it good. They are from maple, my son made them in high school wood shop.

          Derk

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Peel Finish ?

            Hi Derk!

            Your initial message implied they were "homemade" but they look fully professional. Kudos to your son!

            You didn't ask this but it might be useful. My personal approach is that I use the wood peels to hold the pies while being topped. (I sprinkle semolina to aid in preventing sticking). I then use one of the round metal peels to move the pizza in the oven (and often to remove it to the aluminum pizza plates we use). I use an aluminum peel to remove the pies. I like the thinner edge for getting under the pizza (having once failed to do so and shoving the entire pie into the fire and ashes!).

            Give your son my compliments!
            Jay

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Peel Finish ?

              Those a nice looking, probably a lot cheaper to make than buying one on the internet
              Toby

              Columbus, NE

              Comment

              Working...
              X