Pizza Oven Progress with New Pics 3/6/2012 Finally Done

Discussion in 'Breads' started by scarbelly, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    If you can make through 2 weeks for smoked cheese you can wait 3 for pizza. Looks good! Cant wait to see pizza Q-view.
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2012
  2. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gary be patient and stick to the Instructions it will be worth it .
     
  3. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Im sure you are all over it,all my knowledge came from the USA ,I thought my South Pacific fellow smoker Justpassingthru might appreciate a bit of help.Im sure stuff I  take for granted is hard to get in French Polynesia . Poor guy cant get Aussie wine & we are in the region. Bloody french protectionism.I saw some built out of volcanic rock in Italy might be easier for him than imported bricks. The 3 week cure was a real  test for me too. Good luck looking forward to more pictures.
     
     
  4. ac45acp

    ac45acp Smoke Blower

    wow! looks like it will be a lot of fun. do you offer free delivery? I'll take anchovies on mine.
     
  5. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks Moikel,

    That's interesting, I live on an extinct volcano (at least for now) I think I can find some volcanic rock, we do have refractory bricks and mortar but it's very expensive, the rock would cut the cost considerable.

    Thank you Gary for allowing this conversation, out of board courtesy I responded to Moikel's post, but I'll take it to the PMs now.

    Gene
     
  6. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No doubt this will be one to follow!

    Thanks for sharing Gary.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey guys I can learn from the thread too so keep it here and I will love every comment 
     
     
  8. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Im talking to Gene,I might be able to help him get a version built at a saving.Materials where he is are going to be really $$$ . I need to work on this volcanic rock idea that I  shot my mouth off about. A hell of a lot of woodfired ovens were built before we had refractory bricks.By the way your mason is incredibly tidy,the complete opposite of my masonry .I get mortar everywhere except up my....my levels vary & there is a lot of cussing. Why Im not a building contractor.Didnt affect the taste of the food,thankfully!
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The top was poured on Thursday and the wood shelf installed on Saturday they will be back on Tuesday to start the oven assembly [​IMG]

    There is only color in the front where the oven will not be sitting - the whole rest of the top will be covered

    with the oven and the structure

    [​IMG]
     
  10. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking Good
     
  11. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    It's coming along nicely, can't wait to see it all complete (I am sure not as much as you) thanks for showing us the stages that go into building one of these, it's a lot more then I would've imagined.
     
  12. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Is that top the hearth where your fire bricks or tiles get laid or are you sitting a whole new hearth on top? I am only asking because my top was almost black when it cured but I  used a brand of refractory cement called La Farge.I  then laid firebricks on their narrow side on a bed of sand & fire clay. Would do tile next time.I know I  already said this but Man your contracter is neat.
     
  13. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is great progress looks good.
     
  14. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    this is going to be nice gary!
     
  15. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Do we have a 5 day E-course on Pizza? You gonna have a great new toy soon!...JJ
     
  16. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  17. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Theres a few outfits making ovens in Europe then shipping them either whole or ready to assemble.La Planol is a French version. In the right hands they turn out lovely roasts but at those high temps you dont get much margin for error.
     
     
  18. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Boy it's really coming along nicely!
     
  19. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Looking great. The wait is going to be a tough one!!
     
  20. Looking good Gary. Can't wait to see some food out of that beast. Yours looks really cool too Mick. Love that old brick.
     

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