Outdoor Pizza Oven

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  1. sgmchef

    sgmchef New Member

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    I always wanted to have a patio with an outdoor pizza oven...
     
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  2. Farm4wildlife

    Farm4wildlife Elite Refuge Member

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    Just saw this. Built one about 8 years ago. Can't remember who made the thing but we were able to get one shipped in. It was preformed and was in like 5 pieces. Assembled it looked like a dogloo. Pretty easy. It was the oven part. Build your own masonry around the outside of it, fill space in between with vermiculite.
     
  3. widgeon

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    Did you ever get this done? I have a spot on my patio that I want to do the same thing with.
     
  4. tcc

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    We need to see some pics of these things
     
  5. Archeryrob

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    I have one in the planning. I am not going traditional though. I have a brick fire box for my smokehouse. I plan to tear that down and build the entire 3' wide by 4' concrete slab in regular brick. Then add a perlite/mortar insulation under it. Then build a vaulted oven as the fire box. Build the outer brick walls up to match.

    The space between the outer bricks and vaulted firebox will be packed with perliet/mortar. The center over the fire box with some brinks and mortar for heat mass. Then another layer of fire brick over that center mass with a hole in the back for exhaust from the fire box into the top oven. Another vaulted oven to be built on top of the other. Then the outter wall taller, insulated with perlite/mortar and capped with brick. The top vualted oven will have a chimney on the front end and lower than the top.

    With this I can build a fire in the bottom and run the smoke house. It will exhaust through the oven and out the chimney warming up. I'll use 1/4" plate over the hole to the top oven as a heat release/damper.
    Top oven can have a fire built in it to heat it. Then coals can be pushed down the back hole to clean the oven like an ash dumb. I can throw chips on those coals if I wish to continue to smoke a chicken or meat in the op oven.

    That is the plan for now. Maybe next spring if all goes well. Momma needs to geta job so she's not crying if I buy firebrick. :yes Smokehouse firebox ideas.jpg
     
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  6. Coho

    Coho Moderator Emeritus Moderator

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    Making one in a village in Cambodia this year.
     
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  7. tcc

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    Careful over there; a pastor friend of ours was on a mission trip over there several years ago and caught some sort of parasite--really messed him up. Forced him into retirement and he's had all sorts of medical issues since. Bad deal.
    Then on the other hand one of my wife's former interns has been a full time missionary there for a few years now and is doing great!
     
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    Nice smokehouse; need to build one like that myself.
     
  9. callinfowl

    callinfowl MEGA.

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    I know Tony Piombo of Forno Piombo ovens in Napa CA. His family has been building some of the best pizza ovens ever made. I just don't have an extra $12,000 lying around to buy one.
    I've cooked pizza's on Forno Piombo pizza ovens with Anthony Falco of Roberta's pizza in Brooklyn NYC. The guy's flavor profiles are fricking insane. I've never seen anyone besides my Sicilian Nona that could throw ingredients together so effortlessly and make them taste so F'in good, the guy is a cooking machine and one seriously funny Mother F'er.

    I cooked one of these ovens, they are amazing. Although they do take some getting used to, cooking at near 1000* is a whole new level of cooking, things burn so fast it's ridiculous.
    https://www.fornopiombo.com/
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  10. Rolen_Zen

    Rolen_Zen Senior Refuge Member

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    I didn't build a pizza oven over the Summer, I have lots of excuses. I'm glad this thread is alive and well, and I appreciate all of the pics and posts, it's very inspiring! I did come across the Ooni Pizza oven which I'm considering. The user ratings are really good and it's very affordable compared to the bigger ovens. The Pro model ($599) can cook with wood, charcoal, or gas, and looks large enough to cook whole chickens, etc.
    Maybe Santa will put one under the tree for me this Christmas.
     

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