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Tell us about yourself and your ovens, and what you would like to learn more about.
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Hello everyone!
by Fvsion
Good background information on pizza ovens, brick ovens and bread ovens.
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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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My new outdoor kitchen
by Mexman
Post your favorite YouTube video here on everything from installation to cooking.
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Ciabatta bread video
by Caliea
Pizza Oven Design and Installation
Share your favorite tools, time saving tips, and what you learned while building your oven.
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978 8,844
A roaring fire in under 3 minutes
by jcg31
Questions and comments on pizza oven design, location, foundation, stand, hearth, insulation and more.
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Barrel Vault Design in NC
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Advice, recommendations and discussions on finding local building materials—anywhere in the world.
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409 3,598
Questions and comments on installing a Forno Bravo (or any other) modular or assembled oven.
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Spalling/Chipping on Oven Floor
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Questions and comments on building the Pompeii Oven chamber and vent.
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Finish your oven against the weather, and to look good -- even though you are already using it.
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Ask questions and give your feedback on commercical pizza ovens for pizzerias and restaurants.
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139 1,447
Discuss alternative types of wood oven, from clay and cobb to steel dome and even beer keg ovens.
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298 4,710
pizza oven becomes a kiln
Outdoor Kitchens and Living Rooms
Lay out a complete outdoor kitchen, including a grill, storage, work surfaces, water and refrigeration.
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151 2,206
Share ideas on where to locate your outdoor fireplace, whether build it from a kit or bricks, design and venting.
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Build an open grill that uses both wood coals from your brick oven or charcoal for traditional grilling.
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32 343
Oven Management
Oven curing, lighting fires, how big is big, and firewood.
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Firing WFO for low temp
How hot is hot, regulating temperature, fire-in-the-oven cooking and retained heat cooking.
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Pizza Bottoms not Cooking
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Brick Oven Cooking
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Octoberfest Pizza
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Grilled shrimp, sauted mushrooms, chicken satay, and more. Share your best appetizers.
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by GrahamG
Cook entire meals in your wood-fired oven.
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Risotto, Paella, killer roast peppers, baked pasta dishes -- and more.
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Fried Green Tomatoes
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See what's new on Pizza Quest with Peter Reinhart, and let other members know what you like.
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Techniques for baking great pizza and bread using pizza stone(s) in your conventional oven.
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Pizza stone cleaning......
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Find and use the best olive oil, Caputo flour, San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, and more.
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Italian San Marzano tomatoes
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Dough, recipes and techniques to make great pizza.
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Tell us about your favorite wood-fired restaurants. Include the address, phone and a photo if you can.
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Drop in and chat about anything that is on your mind.
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Happy Thanksgiving!
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List items to sell or exchange. Let's keep good stuff out of the landfill.
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Where do you find special ingredients, cheeses and fresh vegetables?
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Seattle source for the unusual
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  • david s
    Reply to My first attempt for 42" oven / changed to 36"
    david s
    No, sand or chamotte will make the mix stronger, but will reduce the insulating capacity of the mix. Use powdered clay which will impart some stickiness which helps in the application. For every 10 litres of vermiculite add 1 litre cement and a handful of powdered clay. Mix well together dry then add...
    Today, 04:50 AM
  • George_M
    Reply to My first attempt for 42" oven / changed to 36"
    Can I use chamotte sand in the mix instead of fireclay ?
    It is fine sand not grains ..
    How much need to add in the perlcrete mix?
    10-1-0.5 bucket is it good enough ?
    Thanks David!
    Today, 02:32 AM
  • Mexman
    My new outdoor kitchen
    I finished my FB WFO several years ago and converted it to gas about a year ago.
    I love it!!!!
    i live in an area of mexico that has good weather year around and don't really need a roof over it, but decided to build one because of dirt and dust from trees or wind.
    my wife loves the...
    Yesterday, 05:01 PM

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