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Old 06-09-2010, 07:49 PM
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[QUOTE=fornax hominus;91889]I wish I had put in a niche to hold my beer, I have lost count of how many I have knocked to the ground with peels, tools and my elbows.

OMG! The horror. No pizza, no matter how good is worth the life of a quality beer!!!

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I would definitely put another product in the entry way other than fire brick. It's not a problem when cooking pizza and breads, but beer can chicken and the Tuscan grill has made a mess of it. I would think that there is a lot of product that is "cleanable" that can withstand the reduced heat.

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I would think that there is a lot of product that is "cleanable" that can withstand the reduced heat.
Mine has some stainless steel which seems to be doing the job nicely.
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Mine has some stainless steel which seems to be doing the job nicely.
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After my post I was talking to the wife and then I had the epiphany, use a sheet of stainless - you beat me to it. . Much easier then removing the brick (it will also match my flue cover and BBQ)

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...I wish I had put in a niche to hold my beer, I have lost count of how many I have knocked to the ground with peels, tools and my elbows.
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Now that's a crucial piece of info! Should be a tip for the main manual please James - think green - dont waste! :-)
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I'd build a giant 'can' around the outside of the dome (inside the dog house) with sheet metal or metal screen to hold the vermiculite right around and over the dome. I almost filled my dog house with vermiculite and I'm sure a good portion of it is just sitting there wasted!
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Rick ,
I don't think you can have too much insulation. Most people wished they had put in a little more . Vemiculite does settle and although it has heat resistance it's not as effective as say ceramic blanket.
I'm wishing I had put a vent in the top of my dome in case I get a moisture build up in the vermiculite from doing stocks and adding all that steam to my breads.
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One more item..
Champfer the inside of the entry to minimize chipping when tending the fire and cleaning the oven out. Just a 1/4 to 1/2 inch would keep chipping of this edge to a minimum.

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^^^ Funny you mention this, I'm actually going to retrofit angle irons on both sides of the inner entry sometime soon as the bottom corners are starting to chip from the use of oven tools and roasting pans.
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Champfer the inside of the entry to minimize chipping when tending the fire and cleaning the oven out. Just a 1/4 to 1/2 inch would keep chipping of this edge to a minimum.

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Great point. I just noticed this weekend that I had a chip. Don't remember doing it - most likely too much wine.
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