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Old 09-04-2008, 09:42 AM
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Default How to gain experience?

I am currently doing a ton of research on opening a napoletana style pizzeria. My main concern is gaining the experience necessary to consistently make good pizza. I am going to take the one week course in Los Angeles, but after that how would I practice? Has anyone purchased a cheaper wood fired oven to practice with before opening a pizzeria? Thanks for any advice.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:07 AM
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I don't know of any cheap Wood Fired Ovens, and I do not recall see any used wood fired ovens for sale cheap or for sale at all.
I bought a Forno Bravo Casa 80 about 4 years ago, I practiced in it for about 6 months, learned a lot, hands on is better than any school or book. I now have a few mobile trailers with the FB Casa 100's on them and will be building my first resturant in AZ. and it will have two FB Casa 110's in it. I SAY SKIP SCHOOL AND PUT AN OVEN IN YOUR BACKYARD AND PRACTICE.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:16 AM
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Thanks! I appreciate your advice.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:59 PM
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Pizzamanmike, I'm considering using one of Forno Brava Casa ovens for a trailer set-up too. Given your experience, is the 100 the size you would recommend buying? Any other advive on building on a trailer - we're in Western Canada so no threat!
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:16 AM
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Peterlyn,
The Case 90 is best for a Catering Trailer, I just did a Fundraiser for the United Way and we put out over 200 8" pies in 2 hours. On a Mobile unit I would go witgh A Casa 100 or 110 as yuo would sell slices and 16" pies.
I will help you anytime just shoot me an email.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:21 PM
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Peterlyn,
The mobile oven I got through Joseph at The Fire Within is the Premio 100. That has bee a good size for my needs. As pizzamanmike stated, I have also been able to push about 200 8" pizzas in about 2 hours at some local vending events we have been doing.
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:34 PM
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i built my oun because thats me, but for six months i made pizzas and gave them to an orfanage. a year later still learning, but customers understand. my worst is still far above above a modern oven.

if you want you can work my oven on a weekend. im in iowa
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:18 PM
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Um, it is possible to make a very inexpensive oven in only a few days. If all you want to do is practice, why not make a cob/clay oven? All you need is clay, straw and sand - none of which cost much.

I'm planning on building a cob oven (as soon as I own my own place... sigh) so I've done a lot of reading. I can post a few links if you like. Also, if you can track down the back issue, Grit did an article with instructions about it back in October.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:06 PM
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One part of the job is making the dough and building the pizza. The other part is building the fire, heat management and cooking pizza's in the WFO.

I know that another member, CJ provides a cooking school near Toronto that includes making Pizza and cooking in a WFO.

Also, there is an ebook for free from the FB store.

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I like your answer bro pizzamikeman.. i think it's the useful of the topic here.
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