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Old 06-02-2010, 07:58 AM
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Thanks Dave, I've found those heavy leather gloves they sell here on FB indispensable. I still burn knuckles turning the pizzas.

Hey George I saw your weber kettle and smoker in the back of one of your pics recently. You're going to enjoy smoking in the wfo too. I make sausage about every other year but I'm going to try smoking it as well. Do you just buy the Chorizo fresh and smoke it? Hmmmm...

Thanks Bill and Mike. My temp wfo door isn't tight so I took the temps to 400 deg at the peak and put the 2 racks in for 3.5 hours. I knew (and hoped) the temps would quickly come down to below 300 but it still cooked hotter than I wanted though they came out perfect. There was a pan of water under the 2-tier rack, not under the Tuscan Grill and the moisture helped. We cant remember or find the internet receipt of that 2 tiered steel rack. Others have asked me. I'll keep looking, it works great.

I found this on sale at Sur-La-Table for 1/2 price.
Three-Tier Collapsible Smoking Rack - Sur La Table
Can't tell if it's too tall or stiff enough to push in and pull out of the oven with a poker but it looks good.

thanks, Dino
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Hey George I saw your weber kettle and smoker in the back of one of your pics recently. You're going to enjoy smoking in the wfo too.
Well, those units used to occupy where my wfo is now. I need to find a new nesting location for them as they are currently taking up temporary home right in front of our main entrance to the house, and it's somewhat unsightly. But who knows, once I get my wfo fired up I may not used them as often....they may end up behind the garage...

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Old 06-15-2010, 04:08 PM
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I did the Surface Bonding Cement (SBC) thing yesterday. It's really hard to do a tuscan smooth plaster kind of finish. I decided to just swirl a rubber float and rough it up a bit, like smoothish stucco. I used Quikrete SBC (white) and added a 2 cup bag of gray stucco color and a small scoop of tan. It wanted to be more tan than gray, but it matched just fine. Oh and I replaced 1/2 gal of water with Acrylic Fortifier. Easy to mix by hand in 2 batches. 1/2 batch is: 50 lb sbc bag in half: 25 lbs, add 6 cups of H2O and 4 cups Acrylic Fortifier (you could reduce by 1-2 cups of H20 if its not hot/dry outside).

Here is a pic of the inside of my wood storage. You no longer see the CMU lines. I thinks it's still damp and the suede look will sadly go away.

And here is the back of my oven. I put SBC on the upper half, since the lower half is stoned (...dude) Yes, there are a few, barely noticeable "hairs" or fibers that stick out of it, but it's fine. It was really hard to keep it at 1/8" thick but after checking it this morning, the 1/8" areas (some even less that I was worried about) looked great. So I recommend trying to go that thin if possible.



Soon as I acid wash my red arch entry facade, I just might be done, Yah -Dino

below attached is the "before" pic of the back.
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:54 PM
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.hi Dino ,
A great finish to a fantastic build.

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I ask are we ever finished ? there's always seams to be something to do or add!!!!!!

enjoy the fruits of your labor , and keep posting photo,s of all that wonderfull food you keep producing.

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Dino, Your wood will enjoy it's new home!

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Dino, congratulations on finishing your oven! Funny thing about these projects is you'll always find something else additional to do to them...

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Dino,

What kind of stones did you use? Are they cutured; a certain manufacturer...what style?? I love the look of them

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Bravo Dino! Fantastic.
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Thanks you guys. I appreciate your comments. Like Gary said, there is always some little thing to do. I'm going to try to tackle those little things right away.

Peter, I can remember only 1 of the stone types, I've got the other brochurs at work. I used a "cultured" stone (cement poured into stone molds with a color and texture added). I'll get back to you on that.
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Dino its been a little while since I saw progress shots of the enclosure but must say that the stone work is first class!! Thought about changing occupation and becoming a stone mason!!

Did you use cedar in the eaves?

The contrast from the Slate roof (assume its slate) to the eaves and then to the stone work is perfect!! Overall great colour scheme.

Keep the photos coming

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