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Old 05-21-2013, 06:10 AM
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:14 PM
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Well, it is finally done... finished... as in no more construction, only cooking and baking and enjoying with family and friends!!

I have to clean it up a little bit, and take some additional photos, but I wanted to post a night shot of the final arch of the WFO as it stands now.

More pics to follow this weekend.

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:57 AM
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Just added these pics on the "Tools" thread. Also wanted to post them here. This is one of my favorite WFO tools/toys. It has its own spark starter, so no more need for matches. I can get the fire going in just minutes!

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Old 06-24-2013, 11:02 AM
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Looks just like mine.. I added a longer fuel hose and use the standard propane tank.. Love mine..

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Old 07-03-2013, 03:52 PM
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I did a huge sourdough bake this weekend. Awesome results! I had been feeding my SF sourdough started for 6 days. I'll be doing another bake in a couple of weeks.

Prior to the bake, though, I did "dirty steak!" Two steaks directly on the coals. The pic with the steaks on the plate are DIRECTLY out of the oven and off the coals. VERY little ash on the steaks themsleves. I dug right in.
They came out juicy and delicious. Gone in 60 seconds!

Enjoy the pics.

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Old 07-03-2013, 03:56 PM
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Here are the pics of my SF sourdough bake. I did 8 boules and 2 loaves. Temp was around 475, 18-20 mins per bake. It all went very smoothly. This was my second time doing sourdough. The first time was OK, but I did much better this time.

I got a good rise and crumb, and excellent flavor throughout. I love my WFO!!

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Old 07-03-2013, 05:48 PM
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Wow, a 20 minute bake, mine are alway twice that time. Even my dinner rolls take 12 to 15 minutes. Whats your secret? Please show a crumb shot.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:46 PM
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DONE!!! Here is my oven: Chichen Itza Pizza!! I have a fully finished, fully functioning oven!!

I have been enjoying baking since the dome and chimney were completed, but now, having it fully done, is the best part. I no longer have to build or paint, etc.

I've been baking sourdoughs, cooking beer can chicken, grilling dirty steaks and making awesome pizzas. Now I want to try my luck at a turkey (I'll start small at first!).

Thank you all WFO Forum members for all your knowledge, expertise, and great advice. I will continue to pass it forward, imparting the knowledge that I learned from building mine and helping the next round of WFO builders.

To all the new Forum members: have fun building, cooking and baking. And remember to post pics! We love pics!

Here's my labor of love. I hope you guys like it!

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Old 08-19-2013, 01:51 PM
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And more pics. You'll notice that I lined my firepit with firebrick. And I also took a shot of the stained concrete countertops and the sink & faucet I installed. The key you see on top of the storage area is a skeleton key I embedded into concrete, my own "keystone." The key handle comes off and it becomes a corkscrew for wine and a bottle opener for brews.

This completes my outdoor kitchen. Down the road, perhaps a shade structure, but for now, it's all good!

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Old 08-19-2013, 02:00 PM
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Very nice! One of the most unique and original designs I have seen
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