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Old 03-31-2012, 03:40 AM
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That is great Tu
You have discovered the lifecycle of the WFO - first it produces wonderful kids - almost full grown - later some green aliens - and later wonderful pizza, and later still all other foods - now I can't wait. Is there life with the WFO after the building?
Now I am envious
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:13 AM
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WoW! Looking good Tu....You seem to have a flare for cooking, those dishes after pizza look real creative and beg to be tasted
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:59 AM
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Well done on the oven, door and food!



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Old 03-31-2012, 10:18 AM
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Tu,
Nicely done, Tu! Love your oven and envious of your cooking expertise. There's always time to complete your enclosure.... after your cooking schedule slows down a bit. Bon apetit!
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:10 PM
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Very nice build, great post on your WFO
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:04 AM
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Congratulations Tu on a great 1st wfo cooking experience. I'm impressed with ANYONE who bakes whole fish in the wfo for their 1st time.

The picture of the green artichokes between the glowing red embers is quite nice. Oh...I bet it tasted good too.

Regarding the enclosure: I had my summer swim/pizza party (35 people) when my oven still just had steel studs on the sides and some roof plywood cut around the vent opening (all the white dome insulation and crossing wires exposed) and I wanted everyone to appreciate all the work I did before I covered it up . Then a handful of people who came the next year thought that WAS my finished oven ! But, you can only go so far with blue tarp before weather turns again.

Thanks for sharing the nice food pics.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:01 PM
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Well done TU,
"If this is what you produced with your first try I can't wait to see what you can produce after several more tries"
Tu,
I second Karangi Dude. New Orleans is the food mecca as for as I'm conserned. People who live and frequent "New Awlins" are spoiled to having the choice of muti-national quisine to choose from as well as that can be found only there.

I know your are enjoying the cooking already, I'm jealous of that for sure, but I recomend that you get a secure cover over it: Hurricane season begins june1st. Lest we forget
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:34 AM
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It was my son birthday yesterday and I had about 60 guests over to my house. I roasted a 40lb pig and made 20 pizzas.

I first slow cook the pig at 300 F for about 3 hours. I took the pig out of the WFO and let it rest for a couple of hour. I fired up the oven again to get the temperature up to 600 F for pig final heat. While the WFO was heating up, I recruited my daughter and niece to poke hundreds of tiny holes on the pig's skin so it could help with the cracklin' on the pig skin. Once the WFO heated up to my desire temp, I closed the WFO with my insulated door to let the heat spread out evenly throughout the oven without removing the ember. After 30 minutes with the door closed, the air temp inside the WFO was at 600 F. I put the pig inside the oven again for only 10 minutes and it was beautiful! Cracklin all over roasted pig. I love my WFO!

A lot of people was asking if I can help them if they decided to build a WFO in their backyard and how much it cost. I think my WFO is cured completely because all of the pizzas were beautifully chared on the bottom and they were usually cooked within two minutes.

Now, I need to focus on the enclosure of the WFO because hurricane season begins on June 15 and some serious bread baking.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:36 AM
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Just spectacular!!

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:10 PM
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Excellent thread. Congratualtions on a great build and for sharing your ideas and experiences.

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