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Old 07-03-2008, 10:14 AM
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I am building a tapered barrel oven. I put the recycled fire bricks on thier sides on the floor over 4" if purlcrete. Then I put another layer of 1/2 bricks on top of the that. The old fire brick was a little rough and the new layer is not ....is this over kill, will the floor be to thick for pizza?, take to long to heat?
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:01 PM
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It will take longer to heat up for sure as it will be about 6 inches of mass...it will however give you a longer cool down cycle for baking and roasting...IMHO although you may not get to the 90 second pizza like some ovens will do you will still make some fantastic pizza...better than you might ever expect
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:52 PM
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Thank you dutch
In fact if the truth be known I have never had a pizza or any food from a wood fired oven that I am aware of. Haven't seen one live. Haven't even had a homemade pizza in a decade...and it wasn't to good...That's why a decade. So with this vast wood-fired experience I'm building an oven that is a cross between a barrel and igloo....kind of a barrelloo. What the heck am I thinking. Nonetheless there is no turning back now. I will post more pics as this progresses.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:14 PM
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Or maybe an iglarell? ...sounds good anyway, keep going!
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whats this a barreloo
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Flat front wall curved back...give us some idea of the actual shape...ours is a barrel vault and it can make some great stuff although it can't really maintain the really high heat for true neapolitan pizza for more than about 40 minutes...the oven I will be building for our wood fired pizzeria/bakery/cafe will be somwhat of a hybrid...kind of like a medicine capsule I suppose...have fun with the build...remember we're here to help now and when you get cooking!!!
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It will take longer to heat up for sure as it will be about 6 inches of mass...it will however give you a longer cool down cycle for baking and roasting...IMHO although you may not get to the 90 second pizza like some ovens will do you will still make some fantastic pizza...better than you might ever expect
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My oven holds heat, and holds, and holds, and holds. Last night I tried a modification. I removed one layer of the half thick firebricks on the floor.
It got pretty hot and seems to work fine and still holds the heat. That means the floor is one brick thick ....one brick of those super hard firebricks
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