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Mitchamus 09-13-2009 08:05 PM

Commercial oven build
 
note the use of full size bricks... & the fire management slot!


ThisOldGarageNJ 09-14-2009 02:02 PM

Re: Commercial oven build
 
wow,, From the looks of things, they've done this before....

JoeyVelderrain 09-15-2009 06:54 PM

Re: Commercial oven build
 
that is some serious thermal mass! i love their collapsible wooden dome frame, sure beats the heck out of sand!
tht soldier outer liner reminds me of something though... :p

Mitchamus 09-15-2009 07:32 PM

Re: Commercial oven build
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeyVelderrain (Post 64726)
that is some serious thermal mass!

Well they're using it everyday, so I guess they would want some to cut down on wood usage....

Les 09-15-2009 08:05 PM

Re: Commercial oven build
 
I like the music - in my top 5 movies.

This does bring up a question because of the mass. Why do professional bakers want to use a WFO? The essence of wood is gone so it adds no flavor. Why not just use a gas oven with a hearth insert? Jim...., others?

Les...

CanuckJim 09-16-2009 07:45 AM

Re: Commercial oven build
 
Les,

Legitimate and interesting question. I've used commercial gas decks, and they simply do not produce the same exceptional bread as a high mass WFO. The nature of a sealed, retained heat environment that radiates such intense yet constant heat yields results that I've never approached using gas or electric. There are very fine gas, steam injected French ovens, no doubt, but $$$$$.

Jim

wzlc 09-18-2009 07:59 PM

Re: Commercial oven build
 
I am sorry to tell you i cann't see the photos .http://www.photosnag.com/img/4713/n0...vnsn/clear.gif

metalmaster 09-23-2009 11:28 PM

Re: Commercial oven build
 
i don't see anything either

dsclarow 04-25-2010 12:28 PM

Re: Commercial oven build
 
Does anyone here know what type of square gray stone they're using for the floor of this oven? Or why? It looks like its being tiled right on top of a fire brick layer but I can't find any threads on alternative materials to use for hearth stones. I've seen commercial WFOs that claim to have concrete pavers or stones of some kind as their cooking surface and I've also read up on soap stone on this forum but this material in the video seems mysterious. Thanks for the insight.
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dmun 04-25-2010 07:29 PM

Re: Commercial oven build
 
Quote:

I've seen commercial WFOs that claim to have concrete pavers or stones of some kind as their cooking surface
Concrete pavers are a big no-no in a high heat environment. They will fail tout de suite. Castable refractory leaves a chalky surface you don't want to cook on. The only form of grey stone successfully used is soapstone.


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