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Windknot 03-08-2008 05:12 PM

Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA
Just a quick note to say hello and thank you for making the plans and this forum available to us all. I've got ZERO masonry/building experience, but am constantly striving to expand my cooking horizons.

I cant wait for the snow to melt here in Michigan to start my first oven!!!



fullback66 03-08-2008 06:30 PM

Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA
Where in Michigan. I'm in Dearborn.

mfiore 03-08-2008 06:49 PM

Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA
I agree, enough of the snow already. I'm in Saginaw. I also have zero masonry skills. Looks like we are in the same boat together this spring! I've been looking at this forum all winter. The members of this forum have been putting out some amazing ovens!

gjbingham 03-08-2008 08:48 PM

Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA
Hey Windknot,
Welcome. Winter's a great time to read up, plan your build, find local suppliers, and if necessary, get a building permit. Look forward to seeing your progress.

Don't forget to buy or cut wood now so that its ready when you need it.

Windknot 03-09-2008 10:35 AM

Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA
Fullback - I'm west of Saginaw in Thomas Twp. - It appears as though mfiore and I are neighbors.

mfiore - how far into the process have you gone? I had not ever considered an outdoor pizza oven till I read an article in the Detroit Free Press about Mario Batali - he owns a home up in Leland on Grand Traverse Bay - they mentioned that he had a pizza oven outside and that he was cooking on it all the time when he was up there.....and I just couldnt get the thing out of my mind - two steps later and i'm on the Forno Bravo website. I've never been a big pizza chef, nor a baker, but sure would be neat to have.

mfiore 03-09-2008 11:19 AM

Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA
What a great forum to pull people out of the woodwork! It seems Windknot and myself are within 10 miles of each other!

Windknot, I have not started my oven yet. Still a great deal to plan and consider. I hope to start after the spring thaw. I have a pizza passion, and have been frustrated with the lack of quality pizza in our area. Looks like you and I will soon have the best pizza in town!!

edschmidt 03-09-2008 09:13 PM

Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA
I say screw al gore, Here in rockford michigan we can use all of the global warming we can get (and if I get my hands on punksatony phil I will stuff him in the oven with fava beans and a nice chiante (Im sure misspelled) Anyway good to hear from fellow michiganders (michiganians?) Good luck with the project, I tend to loose interest in projects quite quickly, but planned my oven for 2 years, and have been using it weekly for 2 more, so I guess its stuck.
Eddie Schmidt

Xabia Jim 03-10-2008 12:23 AM

Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA
Yes, small world sometimes...particularly with the internet.

Welcome neighbors! There's plenty of information and inspirations here at FB. Start reading and asking questions. Masonry work can be intimidating but it's not bad once you get going. Same with the cooking;)

Start planning and collecting stuff for your ovens.....

Hmmm....maybe a friendly competition on who can get from zero to pizza first?

good luck

918jason 03-10-2008 03:44 PM

Re: Intro/Hello from Michigan, USA
Hello in Michigan:D

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