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Old 07-20-2014, 11:14 AM
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what, like an earth oven?
Ya, I'm leaning towards a clay oven. It's a project that is out there, but no hurry. I'm doing all my homework on the installation. Reinforcing it is the challenge right now.

Thinking of making a form, adding fiber to the mix, and a wire mesh. Our winters are extreme from sub zero, to a nice January thaw.



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Old 07-20-2014, 01:38 PM
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There's a book called Build Your Own Earth Oven by Kiko Denzer. It's way out there - this book is written for people who will seriously throw mud and straw on a tarp and dance on it barefoot to make the clay for the oven - but there's really solid info about how these ovens actually work.

Have you looked at any of the kits? We did a kit oven (dome) for one of my winery clients and they're cranking out 100-150 pizzas every Sunday. Cost was actually really reasonable and we were still able to dress it out to look like a big ol' stone oven.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:49 PM
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There's a book called Build Your Own Earth Oven by Kiko Denzer. It's way out there - this book is written for people who will seriously throw mud and straw on a tarp and dance on it barefoot to make the clay for the oven - but there's really solid info about how these ovens actually work.

Have you looked at any of the kits? We did a kit oven (dome) for one of my winery clients and they're cranking out 100-150 pizzas every Sunday. Cost was actually really reasonable and we were still able to dress it out to look like a big ol' stone oven.
Hmmmmm, I'll have to look into it more. I didn't think to go outside the box of our normal suppliers and think restaurant sized, which is what the client really wants. He wants to do 4 pizzas at a time, so it's a smaller commercial size I guess.



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Old 07-20-2014, 03:09 PM
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There's a book called Build Your Own Earth Oven by Kiko Denzer. It's way out there - this book is written for people who will seriously throw mud and straw on a tarp and dance on it barefoot to make the clay for the oven - but there's really solid info about how these ovens actually work.

Have you looked at any of the kits? We did a kit oven (dome) for one of my winery clients and they're cranking out 100-150 pizzas every Sunday. Cost was actually really reasonable and we were still able to dress it out to look like a big ol' stone oven.
I started looking around, seems to be a few kits to choose from. I was thinking way to much on the side of hand building it. Looks like with the domes, insulation and a gap between your masonry and the dome, then your good to go to craft around it if need be.

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Old 07-20-2014, 10:14 PM
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I started looking around, seems to be a few kits to choose from. I was thinking way to much on the side of hand building it. Looks like with the domes, insulation and a gap between your masonry and the dome, then your good to go to craft around it if need be.

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The kit we did, I'm considering becoming a dealer for them because it's a good product and they're US based, so lead time and freight aren't a killer. If he wants to go with a better-known brand name (albeit with a price tag), Forno Bravo does kits too. PM me if you want me to send you the pics and specs of what we did. Definitely learned a few things along the way.

The one for my yard, I'm building from scratch because I'm cheap and I'll spend the winter cutting and stacking fire brick, but I think the kits are a great way to go for clients.
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Link to any of these kits? My neighbor wants one
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:35 PM
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these are the guys we've used: http://www.wildwoodovens.com/

and these are the better known ones: http://www.fornobravo.com/

I'm kind of intrigued by these too, but the issue I've run into is when people want a pizza oven they're not just looking to cook pies. They want the whole masonry thing too. http://danver.com/cooking/specialty-...r-pizza-ovens/
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