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Old 10-29-2013, 08:23 PM
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I am still using firebrick cuts left over from the build to rest my old grill grate on. They are very adjustable . Try propping it up with bricks for a few cooks. I think that you will discover what heighths suite your needs .
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Gulf that a great idea!!!!
Only problem I can see is those first words " I'm still using firebrick"
I know myself too well, if it works, It will take me forever to get around to finishing it properly
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Old 05-18-2014, 01:52 AM
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Well I seem to have the Tuscan Grill to the stage when I can stop experimenting on the family and use it on the guests. Mk 1 I used thin bolts so they would fit through the grills. Wrong move they buckled after the first use and I found them a bit short. The eldest likes his meat well cooked and by the time the inside was cooked the outside was a bit flambé.
Secound set of legs are 1/2 in thick and 6 in long which seems to cook a little slower and suits the amounts of coals you can get for a 1 hour burn.
I lost a few arm hairs the first time but a twenty inch pr of tongs you can keep the hands from the burnie bits.
Show is just a couple of simple steaks and some pan fried potato, but I have also cooked lamb chops and a butterflied lamb another time.
All in all I recon this is a great way to cook the flavours great and the meats tender. Feels a little strange working in a still black oven though.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:26 AM
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The Tuscan Grill is a good thing. I set mine up a little differently but with 1/2" bar welded to incorporate the cast grill. Same result though - smell of burning arm hairs and great grilled meat. I need to find the long handled lever action tongs to make it work right. Presently I hook the grill back out nearer to the entry and turn it and then push it back. I have been using high heat and short times and loving the results.

I cook a lot more meat than pizza and more low heat food like casserole, cake, poached fruit and puddings.

The versatility of these ovens is one of their strengths.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:29 AM
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Yes like yourself I seem to have cut back on the pizza a bit. It's had a big effect on the waistline of all in the family.
Still can't beat it as a crowd pleaser though.
Up till now I've always done pizza but after that butterfly lamb I'm planning to have an old friend over who has a WFO and who has feed me heaps of pizza and cooked meats.
That butterfly lamb was pretty special! So I plan to have that same lamb ,char grill par boiled potatoe and some sort of salad.
Hoping for a dry cool winters day the ovens surrounded by trees so no wind!
Should turn out well in the warm winter sun.

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Yes like yourself I seem to have cut back on the pizza a bit. It's had a big effect on the waistline of all in the family.
Still can't beat it as a crowd pleaser though.
Up till now I've always done pizza but after that butterfly lamb I'm planning to have an old friend over who has a WFO and who has feed me heaps of pizza and cooked meats.
That butterfly lamb was pretty special! So I plan to have that same lamb ,char grill par boiled potatoe and some sort of salad.
Hoping for a dry cool winters day the ovens surrounded by trees so no wind!
Should turn out well in the warm winter sun.

Regards dave
You know, anyone who asks me I advise them to build the oven for roasts and bread. By which I mean, referring to the FB plans, build Tuscan high dome rather than Neapolitan low dome.
A tuscan high dome will still cook a very good pizza but everyone moves on from pizza to all the other gorgeous tucker you can cook in an oven. Then a roomy hemispherical oven is a mighty fine thing.
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A tuscan high dome will still cook a very good pizza but everyone moves on from pizza to all the other gorgeous tucker you can cook in an oven. Then a roomy hemispherical oven is a mighty fine thing.
Absolutely! We started with gallons of pizza, then experimented with meat, delicious. Having said that, it is pizza for tea.
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I have been reading about all the great meals you guys have been making with your Tuscan grills and decided it was time to move past just pizza and bread and do some grilling. I decided I wanted to be able to adjust the height of the grill off the coals, so I came up with what you see in the attached photos. I found most of the materials laying around, including a old grill, just needed to buy the allthread and threaded coupling. I have never regretted the $150 I spent on my used wire welder. Being self taught, my welding isn't perfect, but I have used it so many times to make and fix so many different things.

I haven't got a chance to test drive the grill yet. Any advice as to what to cook and how to cook it? See next post for remaining photos.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:19 PM
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Final two photos of Tuscan grill.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:56 PM
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Very cool................or should I say hot design .
Great!
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Old 06-22-2014, 06:04 PM
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That's a great idea. It looks like the grill should rotate as well as being adjustable and that would work well and reduce the smell of burning arm hairs!

A welder of any description is a good tool to have. My old stick welder is still going strong 30 years on and is capable of decent welds (on a good day).

I am sure your grill will provide some good fare. I started with steak over high heat and moved on to chicken and butterflied lamb at a lesser heat. It is quick and tasty.
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