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

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

  1. smokinal

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

    WOW Gary, that is incredible. So is the view in your backyard!
  2. Now see what you did ? I'm jealous. Now I,ll haft to build me another one. See it's full size. Hope you have big family or plan on selling. Looking great. There is a book out by Alan Scott called the Bread Builders. Has lots of recipe for bread and tips on how to use and take care of your oven. Few tips I learned from mine. Don't use any kind of starter fluid to start fire, leaves bad taste in oven. After first hot fire vacuum out top and all with shop vac. Excess cement will break down and get into your pizza. Buy yourself long skinny wood paddle like in this picture on right side. Easy to turn your pizza and bread. Fat one looked good hanging on over but was hard to work with. Enjoy brother, know you will love it. Can't wait till final pictures.

  3. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Nice size on the door, Looks much larger than most I have seen.
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here are the tools I am ordering - This is based on what my friend who owns a pizza place recommended -

    I already have a fireplace shovel I can use for ashes 


    This one turns the pizza, bread or what ever I have in the oven 


    Here is a grill that goes in the oven for meats, veggies etc



    This is for moving the fire around

  5. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Gary this is a big pizza oven wow .love the tools you got ,the grill is a great idea just put a tray under it so you don't stain the floor and the pizza will not  stick to it.
  6. That is awesome. Truly awesome. [​IMG]
  7. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now Im jealous those tools look great[​IMG].I use a garden rake,& homemade pokers out of rebar.[​IMG].I bought the paddles & brush but rest was all improvised .The grill is a great idea,you can also use it to stack up your fire & get some air circulating around the firewood,although at the moment you are likely to have a whole lot more dry wood than me.I  find that wood stacked under my oven dries from the heat or in early stages I relay wood through it.Put some in the oven but not in the fire & cook it a bit so you always have a dry bit to go on next.

    Im going to adapt your jerk chicken recipe to baby goat & do it in my oven when the rain stops.

    Looking forward to the next pics.
  8. I would think a big rib eye on that grill at 800º would be pretty tasty.
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]   Finally a perfect "Black and Blue" steak.....
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is one of the reasons I got this oven - it is not for pizza alone. I love a great steak and this has always been a quest. 

    I plan to use this oven for lots of things and the high temp steak is just one of them.  The oven is large enough for a 60# piglet.  

    One of my passions is to donate time to making food with some of the chefs supporting Farm to Table and some of the other charities that support food to help disadvantaged - If I can do 5 pizzas in 5 minutes I can crank out a lot of them and 6 -8 loaves of bread at a time can help a lot of people.  I just need to figure out the certification process and I am working on that now. I hope to be able to feed 50 people at a time from my oven
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is just looking awesome!

    Not only a great cooking tool, but a piece of art just as it stands!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  12. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Are you building in a temperature probe to give internal readings? Once you get familiar with its properties you can work out how to do several things on the one fire cycle. I love the idea of feeding the disadvantaged, after you do a rib eye,you can pull the fire out bake bread,then maybe bake a lasagne,sausages & beans  or similiar on the run down or refire it to get it back to temp.
  13. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow , Wow., and Wow...that is a nice job..
  14. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Scar... My question concerns the fire box... The cement block you used for the fire box, What protects them from cracking due to excessive heat? Anytime I made fire pits with just plain cement block They ALWAYS crack and break from the heat.

    Maybe the stucco (finish) has some kind of heat barrier ?

    Be interesting to see what happens

    It Is SaWEEEEEEEET tho.. nice build
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012
  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have an infrared point and shoot. I thought about the built in but if they failed it was going to be a pain to fix so I will just use my temp gun and it should be golden. We plan on doing a lot of different things in the oven - I think if I can get a deal on pork tenderloins I can do 15 - 20  at a time. There is a lot of cooking we can do with the oven

    I think you are looking at the firewood storage in the lower part of the build. The fire goes inside the oven  and  the two layers of firebrick under the oven floor will help hold the temps real well.  I will be posting some more pics in the next day or so that show the insulation blanket and the chicken wire before we do the pearlite and concrete over the oven before the structure is installed 
  16. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Infra red point & shoot many steps beyond what was available here when I  built in 2000. Sounds like a great thing.
  17. I can't get over your posted price...what a deal on a beautiful project!!!
  18. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I got 2 tickets to visit!

    You makin' Pizza or Steaks?

  19. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    For you both - give me a month - it needs to cure 
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  20. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Woo Hooo that looks awesome. I want one of those on my back porch. That is too cool

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