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Old 03-29-2010, 06:49 AM
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:18 PM
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Thanks for the compliments. It's been a lot of work. My wife has just about had it with the whole thing but I think she'll get over it.

I just finished the pouring the last of the concrete counter weekend before last. That last peice was the landing section and I precasted it upside down so the surface would be ultra smooth. I want it to set up for about two weeks before I move it so I plan to post some updated pics then. All that is really left to do now is the tile band but most of the heavy work is done.

I also did a cool prep table out of granite that isn't in any of the pictures here but I will post pics of that also soon.

I've cooked in it several times and I'm really starting to get the hang of the pizzas. My next meal I plan on smoking a brisket. I haven't used the smoker a whole lot yet so I need to practice.

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Sorry to bring up a old thread but i absolutely love this build. Can you share what you used to flue the smoke to the oven. Do you have any pictures? how often do you find yourself using the smoker box, and this is for cold smoking right?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:24 PM
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Thanks for the love V-wiz. Go back to post number 67 in the thread and you can see it pretty clearly. I basically blocked out an opening in the structural concrete hearth above one of the empty cells in the CMU. I then cut a hole in in the side of where the smoker box was going to be located. I also left a hole in the inner oven dome where I have an un-mortared brick that can be removed when I want to smoke something in the oven. The 90 degree transition between the structural hearth base and the oven wall is just a valley formed out of the cement perlite mix which I skimmed with high temp mortar. On top of that valley is a couple of fire bricks cut lengthwise to make a "leave-in-place" top form which I covered with more perlite concrete. That left a tunnel for the smoke below. I then just insulated the rest of the dome to the top in stages as I brought up the brick on the outer dome.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:58 PM
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"Generate the fires of hell" is one of the best quotes I've seen in the forum. LOL!
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:43 PM
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"Generate the fires of hell" is one of the best quotes I've seen in the forum. LOL!
Hey, I think I own that one, but then again - I named my oven Diablo's Den...
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I know its old thread.. but I,m new.. this is a very inspirational thread.. ty for all the pix and your patience ..
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