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Ask Me Anything
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Perlite / Vermiculite
by Gulf
Good Background Information
Please take a second to read our guidelines before you start posting.
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278 2,678
Tell us about yourself and your ovens, and what you would like to learn more about.
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1,521 10,315
Karyn B
Fire Clay Substitute
by Karyn B
Good background information on pizza ovens, brick ovens and bread ovens.
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1,569 13,496
Post photos of your oven in-progress and when you are done, along with photos of pizza, roasts, bread and more.
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705 14,545
36" rhode Island build
by Northup
Post your favorite YouTube video here on everything from installation to cooking.
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111 961
Pizza Oven Design and Installation
Share your favorite tools, time saving tips, and what you learned while building your oven.
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998 8,980
Questions and comments on pizza oven design, location, foundation, stand, hearth, insulation and more.
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2,150 20,252
Advice, recommendations and discussions on finding local building materials—anywhere in the world.
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Last Post: building material
451 3,797
building material
by strobes
Questions and comments on installing a Forno Bravo (or any other) modular or assembled oven.
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356 2,971
Canada Gary
Block stand for gas casa90
Questions and comments on building the Pompeii Oven chamber and vent.
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2,154 43,496
david s
Mortar and mortarjoints
by david s
Finish your oven against the weather, and to look good -- even though you are already using it.
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603 5,840
david s
Brick Floor Question
by david s
Ask questions and give your feedback on commercical pizza ovens for pizzerias and restaurants.
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143 1,492
Discuss alternative types of wood oven, from clay and cobb to steel dome and even beer keg ovens.
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331 4,985
Homebrew cast oven UK Build
Outdoor Kitchens and Living Rooms
Lay out a complete outdoor kitchen, including a grill, storage, work surfaces, water and refrigeration.
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153 2,331
Share ideas on where to locate your outdoor fireplace, whether build it from a kit or bricks, design and venting.
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54 531
Keva or Beehive style
by Tem670
Build an open grill that uses both wood coals from your brick oven or charcoal for traditional grilling.
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Last Post: Bbq brick island
33 356
Indresano masonry
Bbq brick island
Oven Management
Oven curing, lighting fires, how big is big, and firewood.
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416 4,881
How hot is hot, regulating temperature, fire-in-the-oven cooking and retained heat cooking.
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212 2,397
Brick Oven Cooking
General questions on brick oven cooking, using oven tools, pots and pans, grills and other techniques.
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395 3,384
Share your favorite recipes and menus.
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Last Post: Cakes In the Oven
524 3,346
Cakes In the Oven
by RandyJ
Recipes, questions and comments on everything from Ciabatta to Schiaciatta, and Pugliese to Cecina.
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Last Post: Ook Ook
449 4,769
Ook Ook
Grilled shrimp, sauted mushrooms, chicken satay, and more. Share your best appetizers.
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Last Post: Wood Fired Oysters?
45 309
Wood Fired Oysters?
by Gulf
Cook entire meals in your wood-fired oven.
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Last Post: Steaks on coals
199 1,756
Steaks on coals
Risotto, Paella, killer roast peppers, baked pasta dishes -- and more.
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70 452
Substitute for provola cheese
by Garybw
Pies, pastries and cakes.
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Last Post: Wood-Oven S’mores
50 323
Wood-Oven S’mores
Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart
Have a question for Pizza Quest? Want to recommend an idea for a webisode? Here's your chance.
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39 304
Pizza from Lake Como
See what's new on Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart, and let other members know what you like.
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48 65
Techniques for baking great pizza and bread using pizza stone(s) in your conventional oven.
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80 721
Pizza stone cleaning......
by RandyJ
Find and use the best olive oil, Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, and more.
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234 1,940
Dough, recipes and techniques to make great pizza.
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513 5,151
Tell us about your favorite wood-fired restaurants. Include the address, phone and a photo if you can.
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162 662
Best pizza in every state
by RandyJ
Regional Forums
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68 424
Northern CA surplus refractory
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29 156
Need Advice in Central Florida
by kkgator
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Hello from Calgary
by canbug
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Last Post: Pizzas in Portugal
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Pizzas in Portugal
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279 7,706
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10 170
Drop in and chat about anything that is on your mind.
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780 5,819
Heard a good one recently? Joke of the day at work? Give us your best shot!
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Last Post: Boy on a beach
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Boy on a beach
by Gretsch
List items to sell or exchange. Let's keep good stuff out of the landfill.
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140 506
HF 10" brick & tile saw
Questions and answers on everyday building topics, from flooring to electrical; plumbing to drywall.
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131 1,080
Restoration of a brick oven
by JRPizza
Had a great vacation or trip recently? Share your favorite places.
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Last Post: Pompeii Oven
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david s
Pompeii Oven
by david s
Where do you find special ingredients, cheeses and fresh vegetables?
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27 126
Seattle source for the unusual
by JRPizza

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  • Gulf
    Reply to Lump Charcoal Heater and Coal Shovel
    Yes, it's the thin stuff right off the shelf from one of the big box stores. It bends easy on a metal break. That's how I made mine. It would probably shape fairly well when heated in the oven if a break wasn't available.
    Today, 04:49 PM
  • jim lofaro
    Reply to 36" Pompeii Build in the desert
    jim lofaro
    Thanks Gulf. Stucco and lathe is the plan.
    Today, 04:47 PM
  • Gulf
    Reply to 36" Pompeii Build in the desert
    I think that it is very close. If I had it to do again, I would take a little more time with my blanket insulation. I followed advice from an industrial insulator friend of mine and I ended up with a lumpy mess. It took a thick layer of vermicrete to get it back to a perfect sphere. I would fit it very...
    Today, 04:40 PM

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