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    pizza ovens

    still in planning stages ,but some cool builds http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/#pizza- ... stallation

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    Re: pizza ovens

    Did you mean to link a particular build you are reading about?
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    Re: pizza ovens

    Man, I would love one of those. I need a bigger yard.
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    Re: pizza ovens

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    Man, I would love one of those. I need a bigger yard.
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    Our PB suggested we skip the pizza oven. He said that in his experience you would use it a couple of times in the beginning and then that would be it. We finally agreed.

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    Re: pizza ovens

    I've been trolling that site too; I plan on making a small pizza oven when I can find the time and materials. I plan on constructing a form and using refractory concrete instead of nearly impossible to find, and very expensive, fire bricks.

    I have a friend who has a pizza oven, and they use theirs at least several times a month if not more. It just depends on your personal cooking habits, I suppose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pool mum
    I've been trolling that site too; I plan on making a small pizza oven when I can find the time and materials. I plan on constructing a form and using refractory concrete instead of nearly impossible to find, and very expensive, fire bricks.

    I have a friend who has a pizza oven, and they use theirs at least several times a month if not more. It just depends on your personal cooking habits, I suppose.
    I can't make my mind up how often we'd use it. We eat homemade pizza probably 4-6 times a month. I love wood fired pizza but not sure if I'd have the patience to start a fire an hour before (or whatever is required). That being said, it takes me an hour to make and prove the dough so maybe that's no excuse.
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    Re: pizza ovens

    look at what they cook in them recipes , fire it up friday , still cooking on monday night from fridays heat

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    I purchased one for about $1,300, just started my build, its sitting in the garage. Figure it will cost me $75 a pizza (Assuming I use it 15 - 20 times per year), but life is short!

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    Re: pizza ovens

    One of these has been on my bucket list for awhile. For those who make their own pizza, I've been lucky enough to be handed down an old family recipe for the dough. It's pretty simple, tastes great and puffs up around the edges like any pizza that you get from a good pizza joint.

    The secret is "cake flour". For every two cups of all-purpose flour add one cup of "cake flour". My usual batch is 4 cups of all-purpose, 2 cups of cake, two packages of yeast and about 2 cups of water. For a good Sicilian pie, I make a "sponge" first. After proofing the yeast, add just enough flour to all your water to make a batter. Let that double, punch down and add the rest of your flour to make the dough. Let rise again, punch down and put in pan. I don't like it too thick so I let the dough rise in the pan for another half hour or so (not quite doubling the volume).

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    I'll have to try that. No sugar or salt?

    I adapted one over time. It yields two pizzas so I normally make one up and the other I wrap in plastic wrap and it keeps 3 days in the fridge, no problem.

    3.5 cups Bread Fluor
    1 tsp sugar
    2 tsp sea salt
    1 envelope yeast
    1-1.5 cups warm water
    Extra Virgin Olive Oil - I normally add probably 1/2 cup or more as that's what I like. I think the original recipe is like 2 tbsps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbink
    I'll have to try that. No sugar or salt?
    I proof the yeast with a teaspoon of sugar. I sift about a teaspoon of salt with the flour. I don't add olive oil to the dough but I do brush it on the pizza right before I start adding the sauce, cheese etc.
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    I sometimes substitute honey for sugar - different flavor but equally nice.
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    Re: pizza ovens

    Quote Originally Posted by cbink
    Quote Originally Posted by pool mum
    I've been trolling that site too; I plan on making a small pizza oven when I can find the time and materials. I plan on constructing a form and using refractory concrete instead of nearly impossible to find, and very expensive, fire bricks.

    I have a friend who has a pizza oven, and they use theirs at least several times a month if not more. It just depends on your personal cooking habits, I suppose.
    I can't make my mind up how often we'd use it. We eat homemade pizza probably 4-6 times a month. I love wood fired pizza but not sure if I'd have the patience to start a fire an hour before (or whatever is required). That being said, it takes me an hour to make and prove the dough so maybe that's no excuse.
    It does take a while to get the fire going and then let it die down to coals - at least an hour if not more. We currently have a weber grill and I sometimes burn chunks of oak in it to cook on, and it takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r for those wood chunks to burn down. I'd use mine more for smoking or slow roasting meats. We're not huge pizza eaters; maybe a twice a month, and that's mostly because we have teens.
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    Re: pizza ovens

    I used my Vision Kamado grill to bake a pizza this week (gluten free no less). It was simple and it made the best crust I have had in a while. I had the fire in the 500 range before cooking and brought it down to the 450 per the instructions. I pre-heated the pizza stone on the top grill. I made some jalapeno popper at the same time.

    After having this grill for a few months, I don't think I could justify having a dedicated pizza oven when I can easily and quickly get a Kamado up to temp for pizza and cook them one at a time in 10 minutes or less each.

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