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  • Xabia Jim
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    Re: Oven temperature>>>barrel v dome

    And although this site may have some bias towards the dome oven, there are members such as CJ who will talk about the benefits of his barrel oven.....I personally have had some great pizza after that oven was torched!

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  • shvuntz
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    hey elizabeth. well we will see, i think we will enjoy it a lot when its made...it seems to be taking forever, then its got to dry out for a week, and in the uk thats impossible,,, its been raining all bloody week.
    as long as i can do a grand spread for all of our friends using it i will be happy, i do love to make my own bread aswell...

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  • egalecki
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    Not that I"ve EVER cooked a frozen pizza in the wfo. Looked as though I was, and I swear I'm not.

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  • egalecki
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    Re: Oven temperature>>>barrel v dome

    In the pompeii oven plans, there's a "why build a pompeii instead of a barrel vault" explanation. Page 8, I think. Read is for why one might be better than the other.

    That said, lots of people have built barrel vaults- they work fine. They will also get a lot hotter than your indoor oven, btw. Just takes longer to get there. Pizza cooks better, and actually burns less, at the higher temps in the wfo. (this is based on my highly developed ability to burn frozen pizza in the regular oven, but never burning one in my wfo... but then I can't make microwave popcorn without burning it either)

    And the 800 degrees is F, not C, so maybe you've got your units mixed up? 180 to 190 sounds like C, not F. Sorry we're a bit behind in the US on conversion, but for some reason we've just never made the switch, even after YEARS of threatening schoolchildren with it.

    You do want to fire the oven long enough to get it really hot, and keep it there for a while, to store up the heat in the bricks. Then you can cook pizza, bake bread, make casseroles, etc. over the course of several days as the heat dissipates. I usually make a list of things I want to cook beforehand to make the best use of the heat. Sometimes I'm horribly wasteful and just let it go when I'm finished with the bread...

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