Bread/pizza oven thread

Discussion in 'Brick Smokers' started by dirtsailor2003, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One thought I had Mick for making the dome is to compact wet sand form the shape and then build the dome Scoop out the sand when you are done. This is a popular method used when making a cob oven. The natural lava rock here can be found in brick like chunks that have some consistency in shape and size. They stack quite nicely. I does take sometime though to aquire said rocks. If I still lived out of town wouldn't be a problem, had 5 acres of great rocks!
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We've been looking at properties. As much as we love Kauai, we can get more bang for our buck on Hawaii. Hop a flight and go visit Kauai!
  3. I have considered this as well. For the dome wet sand mounded, with the thin firebrick laid upon the sand, a 2 inch layer of refractory cement poured over, a 1 inch layer with perlite added to the mix and finishing appearance bricks on the outside.  Sand dug out and removed.  On the bottom, perhaps a series of set 15 inch rectangular pizza stones for the cooking area, and firebrick for where the fire burns. But all of this can wait, I have 3 kamado style cookers which all turn out excellent pizza.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014
  4. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    You can buy land in pahoa real cheap right now!!! The lava flow is three or four days away from going right thru town...

    I have gone to Kauai more than any of the other neighbor islands. My younger brother lives there. I went three years ago when my wife ran in the Kauai marathon. A couple of years before that my wife and I went to watch my oldest run in the state championship for cross country.
  5. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have seen the wet sand method,looks fine.

    I think hybrid stone & fire brick is great .A nice flat brick hearth is a great starting point.
  6. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've been following the flow. Really started moving yesterday. I visited Pahoa several times when we were acquiring ohea trees for our project. Funky cool little town, I hope the get a reprieve.

    We were offered a property over by Pohoiki. Figured we'd hold off on that offer for now.
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  9. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I use to go there a lot because my brother was on a surf team and the surf shop was right behind the old movie theater there.

    Pohoiki is really nice! There's a couple of great surf spots there. Kapoho is awesome as well!!!
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Blowing 40-50 with gusts up to 65 here right now. Raining sideways. So making a chorizo potato soup. Gotta have rolls, So here's the results! Portuguese sweet rolls!

    Last edited: Oct 25, 2014
  11. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Blowing a gale here to & raining jacaranda flowers! 

    How are those Portuguese tarts coming along[​IMG]
  12. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No tart making here, spent most of my free time yesterday raking up everything that blew down the day before!
  13. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Some of what I need down at weekender for the next brick oven build.
    I can lay bricks,sorta, that's the wall I put convict brick skin on & the bar I built.
  14. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I really like the bar top!     Looks like your pretty damn good a laying brick.

    I want a brick oven so bad I can't stand it.   I've got more projects going now then I can get done.   I told the wife the other evening I'd like to put the footings in for one in the spring.   Just a little at a time till its done.  She knows me to well,  she said I wouldn't stop till it was finished.  :)   
  15. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Found it finally.[​IMG]

    This is where to go to see how the are built by teams of masons .A great resource lots of step by step builds ,photos,plans ,advice etc.

    Its great for you ,dirt sailor ,big jim,et al  because its in your country. You can see all sorts of versions of ovens.

    Thats the barrel idea which is a way faster build.

    The bar top is bit of Australian red cedar ,cut north south about 2'' thick. 9 feet long. Its all locked up now you can't buy it as finished timber it was logged to the point of almost no return in the 1800s . Wonderful furniture timber. That was from a tree on private property, cut years ago & warehoused.I sanded it back ,filled the knot holes ,oiled it ,buffed it.Then sat it on that plinth of convict bricks.
  16. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats the top for Wes.

    But check out that link on ovens .A bricklayer like you could knock out that barrel style in no time at all.
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the link Mick! That's an impressive brick wood bar! Wish we had the space for something like that! we did acquire a great wine barrel that we are going to turn into a high bar table this spring. Going to make the top out of concrete, practice for a larger project down the road.
  18. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There is a cob oven build on that site as well as lots of brick ,precast & stone.
    I saw on TV here a guy build one out of the mud from a big termite nest .Nest about 4 ft by 2 ft bashed it all up mixed with water spread it over the form it set like concrete !
    If I get it down you walk from the room with the bar into an outdoor eating area & there will be the oven finished in the same brick & a smoker .Some sinks table & chairs .
    Won't be doing anything on a day like today it's going to hit 42 C. Ouch
  19. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The bar top is awesome!   Great work.

    As Case stated, thanks for the link.   Thats what I've been looking for.  Good pictures to go off of.   I can count brick or block and get measurement.   I've got about 4 projects going,  I think I can squeeze one more in in the spring.  :)

    Last couple days we've been around 14F (-10C)    Love these mountains though.   
  20. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I thought you lived in Australia, how's come you use C (Canadian) temp instead of A (Austrailan) weather degrees?

    Last edited: Nov 21, 2014

Share This Page