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Old 02-18-2013, 04:36 PM
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Default New Zealand - what is the best wood to use in your oven?

Hi all

I am at a stage to start thinking of what wood to use in our oven. I would like to hear from other pizza oven users from New Zealand what wood they use and which gives best results. I am thinking of using macrocarpa or poplar. Also, am I correct in thinking our pine is not suitable as it has a high sap content and turpintines?

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:56 PM
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I use manuka (with pine to help it get going). Works fantastic with lots of heat, and a nice smelling smoke.

Burns for ages.
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Default Re: New Zealand - what is the best wood to use in your oven?

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not suitable as it has a high sap content and turpintines?
Most volatiles in timber burn off at a way lower temp than you need for pizza.
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