web analytics
Door of Insulating Firebrick - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

Announcement

Collapse
1 of 2 < >

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
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

Door of Insulating Firebrick

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

  • Door of Insulating Firebrick

    I had the thought to make an oven door out of insulating firebrick.

    I picked some up from a local ceramics store; they weigh about 2 lbs. each and have a consistency closer to styrofoam than to normal firebrick.

    The ceramics store said these bricks lining a kiln would take a 2,300F internal temp and take it down to 600F to the outside of the kiln.

    I propose to mortar them together, cut to an arched shape, and through-bolt a wooden handle.

    Total cost: ~$25.00
    Weight: ~10 lbs.
    -David

  • #2
    Re: Door of Insulating Firebrick

    They can be a little crumbly, I think your plan will work, with a good quality refractory mortar, but they may leave some brick dust on your hearth. It'll also be a little brittle. When they do lids for kilns, they are always held by some metal edging.
    My geodesic oven project: part 1, part 2

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Door of Insulating Firebrick

      Thanks for the input. You are right about those bricks being crumbly; you can scratch them with a fingernail. I thought of sandwiching the door with sheet metal as some have done with ceramic board. It was to avoid the dust from ceramic boards that led me to this design; I think I would rather deal with brick dust.

      -David
      -David

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Door of Insulating Firebrick

        made my doot from a piece of soapstone
        works great takes the heat very goo

        Comment

        Working...
        X