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Old 04-18-2008, 09:17 PM
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Default Re: Beehive (round) Brick oven in Greensboro NC

You can be at home on this forum with other WFO enthusiasts. Give your friends and family time, they will catch on. In the meantime, just read all the threads by other "overenthusiasts" and "Ludites" on this site.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:30 PM
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Maburton, trust me, you're not alone. All my family and friends also think I'm nuts. They ask "Do you really eat THAT MUCH pizza?" Uh...Yeah, I'm a pizza junky, and I am not afraid to admit it.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:46 PM
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Hey, that's what this forum is for! We'll take any and every aspect of your oven very seriously.

My family love the pizzas and the oven, but I still get the feeling they're just humoring me when they listen to me go on about various aspects of the build and different oven types and WFO recipes and and and.... Like "OK, the bread tastes great, but could you please stop TALKING about it all the time?!"

Really cool stand btw... Why don't my parents have old bricks and stuff lying around then??!!
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:46 AM
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All those odd looks and rolled eyes are the signs of ignorance. They just don't know any better. Once you have tasted WFO pizza there is no going back. For now justify yourself by comparing the many expensive odd hobbys you don't have. For example,

"At least I don't drop thousands of dollars into a hot-rod that sits in the garage "

or

" My hobby will benefit the entire family, it's not like I am spending lots of money on radio controlled airplanes or buying dirt bikes "

My wife resisted the eye rolls and signs when I discussed WFO. ( she's very patient to have put up with me for 21 years). However, after we visited George and ate a WFO pizza (Hey, somebody had to say something nice about George) she became an enthusiastic convert to the build.

Maybe you could find someone nearby to visit, or someone on the forum could point you to a decent wood fired pizza place.

Hang in there. I sure the results will make you the most popular guy around.

That is until you start talking about crumb, autolyze and Caputo flour
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Old 04-19-2008, 08:04 AM
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I understand. Many of us are confused about food, cooking and eating. We are easlily fooled into thinking that food is simply fuel and not a sacrament that we share. And we come to believe that cooking is a chore and not an enjoyable, life-giving, nourishing ritual. I think that once your friends experience (revel in) the slow pleasure of oven-cooking, you wil have made converts!
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:50 PM
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Why is it that I cant find anybody around that is as excited as I am about building this oven? My wife thinks I am an idiot. My neighbors think I am weird, everyone at work just looks at me like "why would anyone want to build one of those?" "have you ever heard of Dominoes?" I think everyone should want to build one. why dont they? Is it really just an excuse to drink beer? Is this what it is like to get old?
My wife thought I was nuts too.
She figured I would build it. and then never use it....


She understands now!

And I am sure.. your wife and friends and neighbors will too!

Keep at it!

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Old 04-19-2008, 06:58 PM
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My wife doesn't understand yet. I'm giving her some time. She just says, "its your project - do whatever you want".
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:00 PM
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Finally got it finished and fired up
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:11 PM
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I have not got the bricks cleaned up, this is a closer view.
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:17 PM
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suuuweeet....nice job!
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