Go Back   Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community > Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart > Pizza

Like Tree3Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10-13-2010, 08:44 PM
Tscarborough's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ausitn
Posts: 3,128
Default Re: cleaning ash before cooking

Ash is sterile and does not stick. I brush it out and cook pizza.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-13-2010, 09:47 PM
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: minnesota, usa
Posts: 472
Default Re: cleaning ash before cooking

Yep, I only damp mop for bread baking. Sweeping is good enough for pizza cookery.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-14-2010, 04:39 AM
dmun's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: New Jersey USA
Posts: 4,216
Default Re: cleaning ash before cooking

Quote:
The tube to blow the ashes sounds good but aren't those ashes going to fall back on the floor again???
Remember: you have a pretty fierce fire and strong draft going at this point. Any airborne fly ash is going to be sucked right out the flue.
Capt likes this.
__________________
My geodesic oven project:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-25-2010, 01:01 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: grand rapids, michigan
Posts: 139
Default Re: cleaning ash before cooking

Just a couple of quick questions... 1). the wet/damp mop won't hurt the oven floor? 2). I did pizzas for the second time Saturday night. Tried a wetter dough which definately worked better, and didn't let the oven get quite so hot. I used a brown rice flour for the peel and it scorched.. fine by me, but the kids complained.. bought a infrared thermometer at Harbor Tools this morning on sale for $39.95... is the floor too hot? is the rice flour the right kind? by the way, we only sacrificed one to the oven and the last one, pesto chicken and evo turned out perfect...
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-25-2010, 01:08 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: grand rapids, michigan
Posts: 139
Default Re: cleaning ash before cooking

Just a couple of quick questions... 1). the wet/damp mop won't hurt the oven floor? 2). I did pizzas for the second time Saturday night. Tried a wetter dough which definately worked better, and didn't let the oven get quite so hot. I used a brown rice flour for the peel and it scorched.. fine by me, but the kids complained.. bought a infrared thermometer at Harbor Tools this morning on sale for $39.95... is the floor too hot? is the rice flour the right kind? by the way, we only sacrificed one to the oven and the last one, pesto chicken and evo turned out perfect...
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-25-2010, 01:09 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: grand rapids, michigan
Posts: 139
Default Re: cleaning ash before cooking

by the way, how do i get the "peasant" changed?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-25-2010, 01:34 PM
david s's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Townsville, Nth Queensland,Australia
Posts: 4,852
Default Re: cleaning ash before cooking

I also use the pipe method, though mine is a 12mm (1/2") copper tube. Just remember to blow not suck. At pizza temp there should not be any black either on the dome or on the floor. Try throwing about 1/2 tsp of semolina flour on the floor. If the temp is right it should turn black in 3secs. 2 secs is too hot, it will probably burst into flame too, 4 secs is too cold, but will still cook the pizza, but it will take longer than the normal approximate two mins.
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-25-2010, 01:44 PM
Journeyman
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: minnesota, usa
Posts: 472
Default Re: cleaning ash before cooking

keep posting, peasant!

I use regular flour on my peel.

The oven needs to be as hot as it will get to start with--white dome all the way down. Once there and you move your fire off to one side, in 20-30 minutes the hearth will come down to a temperature that, at least in my case, remains at the ideal cooking temp for pizzas with just a stick of wood or two's worth of active fire.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-25-2010, 02:10 PM
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: grand rapids, michigan
Posts: 139
Default Re: cleaning ash before cooking

I have had the dome completely white both times we've used it, but i did cook right after moving the fire to the back... maybe that's why the last pizza we did saturday was the best one.. thanks..
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-25-2010, 02:42 PM
Dino_Pizza's Avatar
Il Pizzaiolo
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northridge, CA
Posts: 1,015
Default Re: cleaning ash before cooking

Don't know about brown rice flour. I've always used white rice and it's super-super fine, not gritty so I don't know if the brown affects the color or taste.

And anyone that has built an oven is certainly not a "Peasant", just a quite "Master Builder" .

-Dino
__________________
"Life is a banquet and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death." -Auntie Mame

View My Picasa Web Album UPDATED oct

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Oven Costs Spreadsheet

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My Oven Thread

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ash, cleaning, pizza

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaning the Oven Dome & Cooking Floor southpaw Pompeii Oven Construction 14 03-01-2013 04:10 PM
Driving heat across the cooking floor james Heat Management 123 06-04-2012 12:54 PM
Raising cooking floor Freddie Getting Started 4 07-25-2009 05:37 PM
New Cooking Classes in Sonoma County james Get Cooking 1 04-10-2009 07:14 PM
Cooking Classes at Ramekins in Sonoma james Get Cooking 5 08-06-2006 08:38 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:15 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
2006/10 Forno Bravo, LLC