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  • Looking very nice! Whatever winter is in UK, now you are cooking through it!

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    • Decorative render....

      So I still had some mosaics from casting the front, so I’ve decided to see whether it will work having them ‘scattered’ within the top layer of render. I’ve used a specific tile adhesive (cementious) to place them. Next I’m planning to render around/over them, then polish to a smooth finish and finally paint.

      Hoping for a sparkly night sky effect
      My cast oven build thread

      https://community.fornobravo.com/for...-castable-dome

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      • That's an interesting idea. Hopefully it looks good when all done! I am still trying to scrape silicone off the tiles on my oven's facade so careful when you go around/over then.
        Last edited by sergetania; 10-29-2020, 07:18 AM.

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        • Final render, paint, lighting, heating and seating!

          Today was so exciting - yesterday I painted the dome having left the top coat of render for 3weeks plus to dry. I used a Matt black masonry paint and mixed in a tub of furniture glitter - the effect is pretty cool!

          I also got the festoon lights put up and a heater so despite being less than 10 degrees tonight the whole
          family managed to enjoy sitting out for pizzas.

          Thank you again to many on this forum - I hope you take some satisfaction from knowing you helped me create an awesome outdoor pizza haven!
          My cast oven build thread

          https://community.fornobravo.com/for...-castable-dome

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          • A few more pics
            My cast oven build thread

            https://community.fornobravo.com/for...-castable-dome

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            • It’s not completely finished of course - I’m going to be cladding the internal walls and the base the oven sits on - so still some way to go - but big milestone this weekend
              My cast oven build thread

              https://community.fornobravo.com/for...-castable-dome

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              • Enjoy the oven
                Russell
                Google Photo Album [https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...JneXVXc3hVNHd3/]

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                • Great looking place to hang out! Love it!!! The dough balls and pizza look good as well! Enjoy the oven, it is a lot of fun!

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                  • First non-pizza meal in the oven

                    First attempt at something other than pizza - went for chicken wings with roasted cubes of potato and sweet potato. Potatoes had oil salt and rosemary. Chicken had a homemade rub.

                    DELICIOUS - and so satisfying to use the oven like this!
                    My cast oven build thread

                    https://community.fornobravo.com/for...-castable-dome

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                    • Clicked post too soon!
                      My cast oven build thread

                      https://community.fornobravo.com/for...-castable-dome

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                      • Thanks, Mullister for sharing your journey. Was a good read, and very valuable. The result is great. Enjoy!
                        My build 60 cm/24'' homebrew, the Netherlands

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                        • Originally posted by Mullster View Post
                          First non-pizza meal in the oven

                          First attempt at something other than pizza - went for chicken wings with roasted cubes of potato and sweet potato. Potatoes had oil salt and rosemary. Chicken had a homemade rub.

                          DELICIOUS - and so satisfying to use the oven like this!
                          It's fun! Our first "not pizza" meal was braised lamb shanks. I feel like I'm getting something for free when cooking the next day with yesterday's heat! LOL
                          My 42" build: https://community.fornobravo.com/for...ld-new-zealand
                          My oven drawings: My oven drawings - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community

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                          • Looks delicious! Definitely try fish! The oven took every seafood dish I cooked in it to the next level! Branzino, seabass, salmon, shrimp all tasted like cooked in the kitchen of an expensive restaurant.

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                            • Thanks Mullster for the progress. I've built the stand but not cast yet so learned a lot from your thread. Really helpful.

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                              • Hi Mullster

                                Like you I started looking at gym ball vermiculite dome before discovering this forum, As I’m likely to move house at some point In the next few year I don’t want to go into the expense of a brick Pompeii therefore I too have decided on a castable dome (hopefully on the cheap!)

                                A few questions

                                How much homebrew did you consume? And why did you decide on Homebrew instead of castable refectory or grog/Ciment Fondue

                                Assuming total needed is around 150Kg?

                                Dense castable

                                15 for 25KG = 90

                                Safe to assume that this contains burnout fibers?


                                Homebrew

                                Assuming ratio 3:1:1:1 sand, lime, Portland, fireclay = 69 (75kg sharp sand @6 + 25Kg Cement @10 + 25kg hydrated lime @12 900g Polypropylene fibres @11)

                                Prices from Nick J C
                                • Fireclay 25kg bag 30 (inc delivery) valentines clays
                                • Cement 25kg x 2 10 Selco
                                • hydrated lime 25kg x 1 12 Selco
                                • Sharp sand ~
                                • Polypropylene fibres 900g 11 ebay

                                Grog/ Ciment Fondue

                                Assuming 4:1 + Polypropylene fibers = 83

                                Ciment Fondue - 20 per 25KG

                                Grog 13 per 25 Kg

                                DavidS as they are all similar in price do you have any opinion on which would be the best?

                                Thanks
                                Tomos

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