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Old 12-15-2013, 11:21 PM
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Damn i really wanted to make it by christmas,ill be pushing it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:26 AM
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Be patient John. I had wanted to get there by Christmas, but know now it is not possible. Just think, even though it is Christmas, it is only a week to wait for an oven that hopefully you will have for 10 years +.

Not sure, but maybe the other option, if you were planning on cooking Christmas dinner in it, you could use it for Christmas before putting your layer of vermimix over the top so you did not have to give it the week to dry?
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:08 AM
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Be patient John. I had wanted to get there by Christmas, but know now it is not possible. Just think, even though it is Christmas, it is only a week to wait for an oven that hopefully you will have for 10 years +.

Not sure, but maybe the other option, if you were planning on cooking Christmas dinner in it, you could use it for Christmas before putting your layer of vermimix over the top so you did not have to give it the week to dry?
Yea i know you're right, its just so damn close i can smell it!
I may still be able to do it if i lay the vermicrete tomorrow but if i need to hold off for chrissy i will for the sake of the longevity of the oven.

I did consider waiting until after christmas to put down the vermicrete but i just didnt think it would be able to hold a decent temperature required for a party without the proper insulation.

oh well,im going to play it by ear.
Thanks for the advice.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:49 PM
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Had a steady low heat going all day yesterday reaching an internal temperature of 320` C at 11pm last night when i closed the door.This morning at 7.30 am it was at 220`C.Not bad for more than 8 hrs later?
Ive been using so much charcoal ,the guy at bunnings was giving me strange looks every time i pop in there to buy another 20 kg of the stuff .
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:42 PM
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Hi CB

I know the feeling have sent SWMBO out today to get another box of heat beads toss them in bag and all when I get home. I chucked 3 bags in last night when I got back from the men's group I facilitate [about 11pm].

The oven was around 180c when I got home at 11pm without heat from around midday.

I threw 2 bags in this morning. Then will toss 2-4 in tonight. Maybe a little wood before I go to bed.

I also erected a cover over the oven so I can keep the plastic off it [found it saturates the blanket with condensation]. Made it so I can take it up and down easily [rope pullies] as we are in for 3 hot days coming up.

This hopefully will dry up the blanket. My aim is to keep it around that 300 - 350c mark for a number of days before I go away this weekend overnight.
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:18 AM
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Hi John

What are you using to measure temperature? Are you just using an indeed gun? If so, where did you get it?

Anybody else feel free to jump in.

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Old 12-17-2013, 03:28 AM
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Hi Mark

50:1 Dual Laser Infrared Thermometer 1200C Software USB on eBay!

This is what I purchased it is way more than I needed but I got it because you can plug a thermocouple into it. works a treat and is very accurate. Comes with a type K thermocouple. I purchased a Thermocouple stainless steel probe which I slide into the Thermowells I made and positioned at various points in the oven. SWMBO paid around $150 for it on special.

One purchase allows me to do multiple things with it.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:09 PM
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Hi John

What are you using to measure temperature? Are you just using an indeed gun? If so, where did you get it?

Anybody else feel free to jump in.

Regards

Mark
Hey Mark,
At the moment all im using is an in-oven dial thermometer sitting on my hearth while i wait for my infrared gun to arrive.Hopefully it will get here soon.
I actually bought an el-cheapo version off ebay.Will let you know if its any good.

Infrared Digital Oven Meat Fridge IR Thermometer GUN Probe Laser Ecalibration | eBay

Cheers John.
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:02 PM
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Well today was my second day of starting a woodfire in the oven.
Yesterday i kept a steady fire of 100-200 `C for around 6 hrs.
Today i ramped it up to range from 150-300`C over another 6 hr period.
The dome cleared right at the end so that was good to see.So far no cracks inside the oven(fingers crossed).
This morning however when i started the fire i got a lot of smoke for around 45 mins as i piled on the larger pieces of wood.The oven had obviously cooled down too much from the night before.This made bringing it up to temp a little more of a hassle with all the billowing smoke(was a windy day here today).
I think tonight i will throw in some charcoal to keep it warm throughout the night so as to allow for an easier ignition tomorrow.
I will probably taker it to 350`C tomorrow.

Cheers John.

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Old 12-19-2013, 07:07 PM
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First attempt at pizza today.Keep in mind i only used normal flour for testing purposes and a pretty standard dough recipe,not a true pizza di napoli.I will try the high temp dough recipe next.But all things considered it was very tasty,i was pretty happy.
The way i see it,things can only get better from here.

The oven took a good 3 hrs to get to temperature and as soon as i put the first pizza came out,temps started to drop.Im guessing my oven still has a way to go to get to proper cooking temperature.

Cheers John



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