Marc, I kind of had a feeling that would be the case. Thank you so much for trying! The earthstone coal oven I have been using has a fan under the coals that you need to turn on from time to time to get them heated up. Also, the coal pile needs to be really huge to maintain an oven floor at 700 all night. Im still intrigued as to wether the oven seems to be dryer inside because coal burns dryer, or if its just the fact that its a massive monster of an oven with a huge dome and fan so the air is really moving in there. Whatever it is, the pies are really more crispy than a typical wfo and im addicted.
craig, your pies are so amazing. sorry to be derailing your thread here! Ill start a new one for discussion if anyones interested.