Old 06-17-2014, 07:17 PM
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Default Pizza Bottom not Browning

I'm using a wood fired pizza oven with the chimney over the front of the oven. I'm able to get the temp of the floor to 700f but for some reason the top of the pizzas seem to be cooking faster than the bottom. I have a flue control in my chimney which I keep full open. Would this have anything to do with my problem?

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Old 06-22-2014, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: Pizza Bottom not Browning

I am not an expert but have read that one of the big problems with this is that the floor was not properly insulated and can wick heat.

Do you know how well insulated the oven is?
It sounds like the temp at 750 would be fine, how long are you firing the oven before cooking?
It could be that it is hot at the surface but not hot underneath.
How long does it take you to fire it, to get to 700?

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Old 06-25-2014, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: Pizza Bottom not Browning

if your floor is 700F you shouldn't;t be having any problems. Are you 'clearing' your dome? i.e. the heat has had time to saturate the bricks?
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